Cardiac Arrhythmia Health Care Professionals to be Recognized Globally

January 28, 2015

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Ken Demith
Heart Rhythm Society

On February 11, 2015, cardiac arrhythmia health care professionals around the world will celebrate and be recognized for their unique knowledge and skillset during International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE®) Day. IBHRE Day encourages employers to extend their appreciation to their IBHRE certified employees and offers a platform for the certified professionals to educate the public about their credentials.  Employers as well as the IBHRE certified professionals should acknowledge the value of IBHRE certification and the link to improved patient outcomes.

IBHRE is the global leader in rhythm certifications. Established in 1985, IBHRE was the first testing organization founded to raise the level of professionalism and academic credibility in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. Today, more than 9,000 heart rhythm professionals hold an IBHRE designation. Certification promotes lifelong learning by requiring the continuing competency necessary to provide quality patient care and improve quality patient outcomes. 

Earning certification requires passing a comprehensive computer-based examination that is based upon an international body of knowledge. Candidates must meet established eligibility criteria and have an excellent foundation in the field of device therapy and electrophysiology to earn certification. IBHRE offers the following four certifications:

  • Certified Cardiac Device Specialist, Physician
  • Certified Cardiac Device Specialist, Allied Professional
  • Certified Electrophysiology Specialist, Physician
  • Certified Electrophysiology Specialist, Allied Professional

“Passing the IBHRE exam and maintaining certification demonstrates competency and dedication to the field of electrophysiology, as well as a commitment to continuing education which is crucial given the rapid advances in the profession,” said Dr. Charles Love, President of the IBHRE. “The people living with heart rhythm disorders who we serve deserve the very best care. By providing specialized certification to the cardiac arrhythmia health care professional, we are helping to standardize patient care globally and, ultimately, helping to improve patient outcomes.”

For more information about IBHRE and its certifications, visit .

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 6,000 heart rhythm professionals in more than 72 countries around the world. For more information, visit

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.