European Certification for Endovascular Specialists
CIRSE is offering an exciting new certification for EBIR holders who seek recognition of their expertise and experience in the field of endovascular therapy. This advanced qualification aims to further the acknowledgement of IRs as experts in minimally-invasive, image-guided endovascular treatment and provide a certification of documented experience to support IRs at a local level.
Scope of this certification
This evidence-based certification allows IRs to prove their expert knowledge which has been gained through the extensive performance of endovascular procedures. It is based on the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR and highlights the important role that endovascular therapy plays within IR practice. To effectively verify an applicant’s experience, the application process will feature a number of elements including the provision of specific documentation co-signed by an authorised representative and the completion of CIRSE Academy online learning courses.
Successful recipients of the European Certificate for Endovascular Specialists are entitled to use the post-nominal qualification EBIR-ES.
To apply for the EBIR ES certification, please complete the application form and send it via email to [email protected]. The certification fee will then be settled through a secure payment link, sent to you by the CIRSE Office. Upon receipt of the payment, the application form will then undergo the standard reviewing process.
Candidates must be European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) holders and must have passed the EBIR at least four years prior to applying for this certification. During this time, the candidate must have been actively practicing interventional radiology and endovascular therapy.
The application form can be downloaded here.
The form will verify that the candidates meet the following criteria:
Clinical competency checklist
As part of the application form, the checklist details the candidates’ clinical competency and confirms that they have seen at least 200 patients in-clinic since successfully completing the EBIR examination.
Candidates must have attended a minimum of three CIRSE Live or Online Educational Events in the 5 years prior to application.
Furthermore, candidates are required to have successfully completed at least three of the below listed CIRSE Academy Courses:
- Acute and chronic mesenteric ischaemia
- Clinical practice in endovascular intervention
- Endovascular therapy below the knee and pedal
- Management of acute gastro-intestinal haemorrhage
- Management of acute lower limb arterial occlusion
- Management of the failing haemodialysis access
- Specialist EVAR
Applicants must be CIRSE members in good standing.
Candidates are required to have completed at least 250 advanced IR procedures (in addition to the 150 vascular EBIR-required procedures, for a detailed list of the procedures please click here) as primary operator. These advanced procedures may be solely either venous or arterial, or a combination of both. This must be verified by the Authorised Representative as listed in the application form.
The required 250 procedures are to be completed since the candidate successfully passed the EBIR, and prior to application submission.
The application fee for the EBIR specialist certification is €250.