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"To be the recognized credentialing organization for Cardiovascular Technology and emerging medical professionals."
To be an innovative, cost-effective organization, driven by professional ethics and integrity, through the representation of the profession(s) in providing recognized high quality, competency-based examinations.
CCI is a not-for-profit corporation established for the purpose of administering credentialing examinations as an independent credentialing agency. CCI began credentialing cardiovascular professionals in 1968.
CCI is governed by a Board of Trustees and a Board of Advisors. The CCI Board of Advisors is comprised of representatives nominated by the following organizations to represent their cardiovascular specialty field:
- American College of Cardiology (ACC)
- American College of Phlebology (ACP)
- American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)
- Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)
- Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)
- Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS)
- Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP)
- Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU)
In June of 2008, CCI was accredited by the American National Standards Institute under the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Program. The ANSI accreditation was awarded to CCI’s RCES, RCIS, RCS, and RVS certification programs. The CCT, CRAT, RCCS, and RPhS certification programs were approved for for ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation in December 2011. Click here to see the details.
Who Is ANSI?
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) oversees the creation, promulgation, and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector. ANSI accreditation is recognized both nationally and internationally as the accreditation body of a quality certification program. The ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation Standards recognize those personnel certification bodies that adhere to rigorous, internationally recognized accreditation standards and represents the best practices in accreditation. ANSI is the only personnel certification accreditation body in the United States to meet nationally and internationally accepted practices for accreditation bodies.
The ANSI accreditation process incorporates both a review of a paper application and a performance of an onsite assessment. The purpose of the onsite assessment is to validate the information provided by each applicant, and its use is unique only to ANSI.
Close to one million professionals currently hold certifications from organizations accredited under ANSI’s personnel certification programs. Read more at www.ansi.org.