IBHRE Partners with CHART Healthcare Academy to Expand EP Exam Resources

January 20, 2021, Washington, DC— IBHRE announced that the global credentialing board has teamed up with CHART Healthcare Academy (CHA), an online training and distance learning provider, to broaden IBHRE’s inventory of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology (EP) educational content and resources. 

Currently, the IBHRE community is able to access, CHA’s EP Learning ExPerience™ — a state-of-the-art learning portal, via IBHRE.org. The EP Learning ExPerience™ will connect heart rhythm management specialists to EP training resources, interactive tutorials, and other educational content that is aligned with EP industry standards. In addition, course subscribers will have access to a community of EP professionals to learn, share, and collaborate with while embarking on a progressive, structured learning journey. Members of the IBHRE community can obtain a $100 discount when they register using the coupon code: IBHRE100. The code is valid until May 31, 2020. 

“Our partnership with CHART Healthcare Academy signifies IBHRE’s commitment to ensuring that our inventory of targeted, pre-screened, and IBHRE-approved educational resources are relevant, up-to-date and in sync with the educational needs of our EP community,” said Tracy Lofty, IBHRE’s chief executive officer. 

“Although IBHRE has endorsed other cardiac pacing and EP educational resources, this partnership is unique as it provides registrants the opportunity to receive online coaching and consultation from seasoned EP specialists,” she added. 

IBHRE-approved educational resources available through CHA include: 

• Interactive training modules covering more than 50 topics, including study guides with each module; 

• More than 500 review questions throughout the course; 

• Content providing up to 70 hours of CEUs recognized by the California Board of Nursing and Category A+ credits from Association for Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR), approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) 

• Access to a CHA-certified coach; and 

• Access to CHA’s content library. 

The EP Learning ExPerience™ is accredited by the California Board of Nursing and Association for Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR) to support continuing education for nurses, as well as, cardiovascular and radiology technologists. 

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Exam candidates can access the EP Learning Experiencevia IBHRE’s website at https://www.ibhre.org/Exam-Preparation/Online-EP-Course-The-EP-Learning-ExPerience 

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“As long-time members of the EP community, we value the opportunity to partner with IBHRE,” said Steph Jasa, CHART’s Chief Executive Officer and a Certified Electrophysiology Specialist (CEPS). “An endorsement from IBHRE demonstrates the high quality of learning CHART provides for our fellow EP professionals,” she added. 

“We have focused our efforts to develop educational EP material that breaks down complex concepts and makes learning engaging. The EP Learning ExPerience™ course provides a comprehensive approach to mastering EP concepts,” said Joe Giron, CHART’s Chief Development Officer, who is also a CEPS. 

The EP Learning ExPerience™ course expands upon clinical and technical concepts in EP, leading to critical thinking skills for understanding the complexities of EP through a truly unique educational and social forum--all delivering precisely what practitioners need to become confident EP professionals. The course is designed for allied professionals and mid-level practitioners. 

About IBHRE IBHRE is a self-governing organization that provides competency certification in the fields of cardiac rhythm device therapy and cardiac electrophysiology. Certification exams are developed and administered to assess the scientific foundation, clinical skills, and technical knowledge practitioners and industry experts require to provide and facilitate safe quality patient care in the management of arrhythmias. 

Since 1985, IBHRE has set the standard for global certification in heart rhythm management and recognizes cardiac care professionals who are skilled in this unique specialty. By earning IBHRE certification, heart rhythm professionals have demonstrated professional excellence in their field. These professionals make up more than 10,000 physicians and allied professionals worldwide and have earned one or more of the following credentials: 

• Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) 

• Certified Cardiac Device Specialist – Japan Device Representative (CCDS-JDR) 

• Certified Electrophysiology Specialist (CEPS) 

• Certified Electrophysiology Specialist – Adult (CEPS-A) 

• Certified Electrophysiology Specialist – Pediatric (CEPS-P) 

Learn more about IBHRE’s certification programs at IBHRE.org 

About CHART Healthcare Academy CHART Healthcare Academy is focused on advancing EP training and education to develop confident and competent professionals. We facilitate a network of professionals to support training and development through our Continuous Learning Accountability Support System, CLASS™, and utilization My Accountability Portal™, MAP™, which makes learning EP a community experience. 

Fostering curriculums that evolve on-pace with the industry, CHART challenges the status-quo in healthcare education and training. We are committed to offering solutions at all levels – from beginner to expert. Managers and leaders can now build the confidence and competence of their teams through our training eco-system. 

Learn more about CHART Healthcare Academy at charthealthcareacademy.com