About IAC Cardiac Electrophysiology Accreditation

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) accredit facilities that perform cardiac electrophysiology procedures by ensuring that the facility meets quality benchmarks based on published clinical guidelines, best practices and outcomes. IAC accreditation is a means by which facilities can evaluate and demonstrate the level of patient care they provide. IAC Cardiac Electrophysiology accreditation is granted for a three-year period from the original date of decision. 

The IAC provides facility accreditation specific to cardiac electrophysiology procedures in the following areas:

  • Testing and Ablation*
  • Device Implantation
  • Chronic Lead Extraction*
  • (New!) Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion (LAAO)* 

    *Not applicable when applying for Device Implantation only

Accreditation Process

Designed to serve facilities as an educational tool, IAC Cardiac Electrophysiology accreditation is made up of two crucial steps.

  • Review of the Standards: First, facilities conduct a self-evaluation by reviewing the IAC StandardsStandards are the minimum requirements to which an accredited facility is held accountable. Download the Standards»
  • Completion of the Online Application: Second, facilities utilize IAC Online Accreditation to complete and submit their application. Completion of the application requires detailed information on all aspects of facility operation as well as the submission of actual case studies for review. Read more about case studies»

Accreditation Fee

The accreditation fee ($6,000 … Cardiac Electrophysiology [includes Device Implantation, Testing and Ablation and Chronic Lead Extraction]; $2,000 … Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion [LAAO] per three-year cycle) is due at the time of online application submission. View complete IAC fee structure»

Application Review

The application review process generally takes approximately 8 to 10 weeks to complete, at which time the decision is provided to the facility. Read more»

Accreditation Decisions

After the review process has been completed, the facility will be notified of the accreditation decision via a notification letter that may be downloaded from the Online Accreditation portal. Read more»