IBHRE Receives American National Standards Institute Accreditation

The International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners Receives American National Standards Institute Accreditation

April 01, 2010

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Shane Osborne
Heart Rhythm Society
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WASHINGTON, DC — The International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) has received five-year accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 for Personnel Certification Bodies.

Among just 29 other credentialing bodies in the world to receive ANSI accreditation, IBHRE received accreditation for its three certification examinations:

  • Certification Examination for Competency in Cardiac Rhythm Device Therapy for the Physician
  • Certification Examination for Competency in Cardiac Rhythm Device Therapy for the Allied Professional
  • Certification Examination for Competency in Cardiac Electrophysiology for the Allied Professional

“IBHRE certificants are acknowledged by their peers as having acquired an extensive knowledge and understanding of cardiac rhythm device therapy and cardiac electrophysiology,” said Charles J. Love, MD, FHRS, FACC, FAHA, CCDS, President of the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners. “Achieving and maintaining this accreditation is part of our ongoing commitment to add value to the exam body and signify to our certificants, exam candidates and the medical community that the IBHRE certification programs adhere to the highest standards in credentialing.”

About the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners

Formerly known as NASPExAM®, IBHRE was founded in 1985 to raise the level of professionalism and academic credibility in cardiac pacing. Based in Washington, DC, the organization is an independent entity under the auspices of the Heart Rhythm Society. More than 7,000 individuals have taken IBHRE exam and earned certification by demonstrating their specific competence in cardiac rhythm device therapy and electrophysiology.

For More Information

To learn more visit the following websites:

International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners: http://www.ibhre.org

American National Standards Institute: https://www.ansica.org/wwwversion2/outside/Default.asp

About the Heart Rhythm Society

The Heart Rhythm Society is the international leader in science, education and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients, and the primary information resource on heart rhythm disorders. Its mission is to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education and optimal health care policies and standards. Incorporated in 1979 and based in Washington, DC, it has a membership of more than 5,900 heart rhythm professionals in more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.HRSonline.org .

About the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners

Formerly known as NASPExAM®, IBHRE was founded in 1985 to raise the level of professionalism and academic credibility in cardiac pacing. Based in Washington, DC, the organization is an independent entity under the auspices of the Heart Rhythm Society. Close to 10,000 individuals from 48 countries around the world have taken IBHRE exam and earned certification by demonstrating their specific competence in cardiac rhythm device therapy and electrophysiology. www.IBHRE.org