Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation Examination

Physicians, excluding cardiologists and pediatric cardiologists, who wish to submit claims to the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan for interpretation of electrocardiograms, must successfully challenge the College examination.

ECG Examination Reviewers

Dr. Brent Mitchell
Dr. Ron Gorsche
Dr. Bruce Fisher

Exam overview, tips & references 

Member Registration

Exam Fee: $2,100
(includes GST)

Non-Member Registration

Exam Fee: $2,100
(includes GST)

Edmonton Examination

Registration Deadline: August 29, 2017


12sep9:00 am- 12:00 pmEdmonton ECG Interpretation Exam

Calgary Examination

Registration Deadline: February 23, 2018


6mar9:00 am- 12:00 pmCalgary ECG Interpretation Exam


No. Consistent with the recommendations of the American Heart Association, approval to interpret cardiac exercise stress tests requires a minimum of two weeks of full-time training with supervised assessment, attendance and interpretation of 100 or more studies, under one or more cardiologists. If testing includes pharmacological stress testing, evidence of training and experience with these procedures is also required.
College approval is not required to read and interpret the results of Holter monitors.

The College strongly recommends that all 12 lead ECGs are interpreted by a qualified physician who is either a cardiologist or College-approved ECG interpreter.
No. Computerized electrocardiography has not advanced to the point that it can replace an expert physician interpretation, even as a screening tool for excluding “normal” ECGs.


Sandra Hanington, Director of Accreditation
780-969-5012 or 1-800-561-3899 ext. 5012 (in Canada)

Laurel Wilson-Perry, Accreditation Administrator
780-969-5008 or 1-800-561-3899 ext. 5008 (in Canada)