Scholarships Available for Cardiac Arrhythmia Health Care Professionals

February 11, 2015

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Ken Demith
Heart Rhythm Society

Today, in celebration of the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiner’s (IBHRE) 30th anniversary in 2015, IBHRE has announced a new scholarship program for allied health care professionals seeking IBHRE certification.

The IBHRE Scholarship Award has been developed to create an opportunity for professionals with limited access to certification resources. To assist allied professionals earning the Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) or Certified Electrophysiology Specialist (CEPS) certification, IBHRE will provide up to three $800 scholarship awards to be applied towards the registration cost (recipients will receive a discounted registration fee). In addition, a one-year membership to the Heart Rhythm Society will be awarded – membership is contingent upon review and meeting HRS membership requirements; a current non-member status of HRS is required to receive the complimentary membership.  

The scholarship process will include the submission of an application, as well as a written endorsement by two IBHRE certified individuals as supporting documentation, and consideration of eligibility criteria by an IBHRE review panel. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 29, 2015. Recipients will be notified by July 31, 2015.

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 is pleased to offer the scholarship program to allied professionals this year during its 30th anniversary. IBHRE staff and volunteer leaders will continue to promote excellence in heart rhythm management and to offer more opportunities in the future for those seeking IBHRE certification, “said Tracy Lofty, IBHRE’s Executive Director.

To access the IBHRE Scholarship Award application and to learn more about IBHRE certification, visit the IBHRE website at .

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.