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To get certified candidates are required to succeed in theoretical and practical parts. The first step is the knowledge assessment. Anna took her examination during the ESC Congress in Munich. The overall success rate at that exam was 88%. According to Anna, the exam was rather hard. It lasted for 5 hours, and the questions were not easy, but it was interesting to test her expertise. Besides, there is a long-term goal to have our ultrasound laboratory certified by the EACVI. It took Anna about a year and a half to get prepared for that examination. Now she is working hard to get ready for the practical part where candidates are supposed to submit a eLogbook of 250 transthoracic clinical cases. The goals of the EACVI certification are to protect patients from undergoing transthoracic echocardiographic examinations performed by unqualified persons and to set a European standard for competency and excellence in this field.