Indian Academy of Echocardiography

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What is accreditation?


Accreditation is the process to certify the requisite competence in the performance of echocardiography and adherence to the Internationally accepted practice standards. However, accreditation should not be mistaken as the license to practice echocardiography.


Levels of accreditation


  • For Physicians
  • Level 1, 2 and 3
  • (Only IAE Life members can apply; Associate members can apply for Level 1 only)


  • For Sonographers
  • Level 1 and 2
  • (Only Cardiac Sonographers/Technician Members can apply, Sonographer Level 2 exam is equivalent to Physician level 1 Exam)


Conduct of the test


The test is conducted once a year during the Annual Conference of IAE. The exact dates, time and venue of the test are communicated to the candidates well in advance. For 2018, the test will be conducted on 5th Oct 2018 between 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm.


The duration of the test is 2 hours. The test consists of-


  • 50 multiple choice questions of 3 marks each = 150
  • 25 AV clips of 6 marks each = 150


Qualification criterion:

  • Minimum 60% marks (i.e. ≥ 180 marks out of total 300)


Syllabus & Sample questions


Sonographers (Level 1) Syllabus Sample Question
Physicians, Level 1 Syllabus Sample Question
Physicians, Level 2 Syllabus Sample Question
Physicians, Level 3 Syllabus Sample Question


How to apply?


  • Send the completed application form along with applicable fee (as mentioned in the application form) to the following address-

    Indian Academy of Echocardiography,

    DSM-141, First Floor, DLF Tower,

    15-Shivaji Marg, Main Najafgarh Road, New Delhi-110015

  • The demand draft for the application fee should be made in the name of “Indian Academy of Echocardiography” payable at Delhi.
  • Click here to download the application form.
  • To appear for the accreditation test, it is mandatory to register for the Echo India meeting.