The Vascular Education and Self-Assessment Program (VESAP) is an online learning and self-assessment tool developed by SVS.


VESAP6 is the sixth edition of the Vascular Education and Self-Assessment Program. This online program self-assessment program offers over 600 questions and includes detailed discussions and references.

VESAP6 is designed to meet the:

  • Continuous Certification/MOC requirements of the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery by offering AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Accredited CME) with Self-Assessment (MOC)
  • RPVI certification and potentially recertification requirements with the Vascular Lab Modules only.

Enrolled in VESAP6?

Access Your VESAP6

For the optimal experience, view VESAP6 on a laptop or desktop computer.

The VESAP6 mobile app is available at no additional cost to enrolled learners. To download the app, click on one of the following links:


Purchase VESAP6

Be sure to read all the program information below before purchasing.




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PLEASE NOTE: Free upgrades from previous editions, including VESAP5 Learning Mode, to VESAP6 will not be provided. 

VESAP6 will EXPIRE on March 26, 2027 at 9am Central Time. Credit claiming, certificate printing, and access to VESAP6 will not be available after this date and time. 

Purchase VESAP6

Purchasing Information For:

Vascular Trainees: To purchase VESAP6 at the SVS Member Student, Resident, or Fellow rate, you will need to become a member of SVS. There is no application or fee, however, Vascular Trainees/Residents/Fellow should be added by their Program Coordinators, who will activate/confirm your membership with SVS. If this has not happened and you do not see the correct pricing, please email our membership department at:

Vascular Programs Wanting to Buy Multiple Licenses: To purchase VESAP6 for multiple trainees at your institution, please email

International Physicians:  In an effort to provide equitable access to online academic and professional peer-reviewed content, learners from select countries with limited resources in Group A or Group B on the Research4Life list will receive a different pricing structure shown once you log in and add VESAP6 to your shopping cart.

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VESAP screenshots on computers

Subject Area Modules

Click on MODULES below to view the list of subject areas, learning objectives, number of questions, and accreditation information for each module.


VESAP6 Modes

Practice VESAP6 in Learning Mode. You can view the correct answer to each question, the rationale and references. At the end of each session, you may save your answers and return at a later time or you may elect to end the session and view your score. You may use this product in Learning Mode as often as you'd like and you may take all or part of the exam. No credit is awarded in Learning Mode. 

In  Exam Mode, you may take as much time as you like, save your answers, and return at a later time to complete the exam. While in Exam Mode, you will not be able to view the rationale, references, or the correct answers. Once in Exam Mode for a Module, you will not be able to enter Learning Mode for that same Module until you complete the exam with a score of 75% or greater. SVS will not be able to reset your Exam Mode once you enter it!

Claiming CME Credit

CME credit or credit hours (non-physicians) are claimed by participants for each VESAP6 module completed in Exam Mode. Participants must complete the entire module, obtain a passing score of 75% or greater, and complete the module evaluation in order to claim CME credit or credit hours. If the score is less than 75%, the participant will be asked to review the incorrect questions and answer those questions until 75% is achieved.

The SVS will transfer credit to the American Board of Surgery (ABS) on your behalf. Before claiming credit, you must make sure your SVS account First Name, Last Name, Birthdate (month/day), and ABS Board ID number match your ABS account exactly, or your credit will not transfer. Click here for information on how to update your SVS account to match your ABS account, and the SVS’s credit transfer process.

The SVS only has the ability to transfer credit to the ABS. If you are accredited by a board other than the ABS, the SVS will not transfer credit on your behalf. Physicians will be provided a CME certificate. Non-physicians will be provided a certificate of participation with credit hours listed. Click here for details about the credit transfer process and timeline for VESAP6.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of VESAP6, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical and surgical vascular knowledge using evidence-based resources
  • Demonstrate the application of vascular knowledge through performance-based clinical scenarios
  • Demonstrate mastery of current vascular evidence-based knowledge and skills

Target Audience

VESAP6 is an invaluable aid for vascular residents, fellows , and surgeons preparing for the qualifying (VSQE), certification (VSCE), and Continuous Certification Assessment in vascular surgery. VESAP6 is a vital resource to help you stay current with vascular surgery and endovascular therapy best practices.

The VESAP6 includes Vascular Lab modules to aid in the self-assessment for ultrasound technicians. Interventional radiologists, cardiologists, vascular medicine specialists, and allied health care professionals focusing on vascular diseases may use VESAP6 self-assessment to keep abreast of the current practice of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy.


VESAP6 was created by a dedicated group of experts in vascular surgery. Click CONTRIBUTORS below to learn more and see the complete list of contributors. 


Disclosure Statement

The ACCME requires that the SVS, as an accredited provider of CME, disclose the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, and any other individuals in a position to control content of this activity. Disclosures to the learner of individuals with reported relationships to clinical content can be found here.

Accreditation Statement

The Society for Vascular Surgery designates this enduring material for a maximum of 102 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: March 28, 2024

Expiration Date: March 26, 2027 at 9am Central Time

This activity includes a self-assessment component that meets the MOC requirements of the American Board of Surgery.

VESAP6 includes 39.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ that meets the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation® (RPVI) certification and potentially the recertification requirements.


VESAP6 is supported through an educational grant provided by Boston Scientific.

Enrolled in VESAP5 Learning Mode?

VESAP5 Learning Mode expired on July 17, 2024. You will not be able to access the program after this date. VESAP5 Learning Mode did not offer any CME or MOC self-assessment credit.

Free upgrades from VESAP5 Learning Mode to VESAP6 are not provided. Please see above if you are interested in purchasing the current VESAP6 product.  


VESAP Copyright Protection

SVS does not release SVS-copyrighted durable materials, in whole or in part, for use by another entity. The SVS does not permit the use of SVS copyrighted materials in AI and AI-assisted technologies for research or other purposes without prior written permission of SVS.  Requests for exceptions to this policy may be considered by the SVS Executive Board.  Please contact Sarah Murphy, Senior Director of Research, Education, Meetings & Publications at if you have a request.