European CMR Exam and Exam Certification

Exam Content

The European CMR Exam tests knowledge in the theory of CMR including MR physics, clinical CMR protocols, indications and clinical application of CMR.

The syllabus of potential exam topics can be found here:

European CMR Exam Syllabus


  • Physics&Safety&Methodology&Anatomy ~15-25%
  • IHD ~15-25%
  • NIHD ~15-25%
  • Masses ~5-10%
  • Pericard ~5-10%
  • Valves ~5-10%
  • Congenital heart disease ~10-15%
  • Vascular ~2-5%
  • Extracardiac ~2-5%

In addition, we recommend study of standard CMR textbooks and participation in approved teaching courses

Key Facts

  • Typically 60-70 people participate in the exam each year.
  • The exam is usually oversubscribed - Register early!
  • Generally, most candidates are from Europe, with some from the US and
  • In previous exams, it has been irrelevant for exam success if candidates
    were native english speakers or not.
  • The passmark does not depend on how well other participants perform in a particular year. It is determined for each year's exam in a process that
    takes into account the difficulty of the exam and various other factors.
  • As a guide, in 2013, 63 correct answers were required to pass the exam
    and 81% of the attendees passed.
  • There is no simple relation between years of experience in CMR or other
    non-invasive cardiac imaging modalities and exam success. The CMR Exam aims to test knowledge relevant to CMR, CMR experience is demonstrated in
    different ways as part of the CMR certification process.

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