Credential Renewal Process

Credential Renewal is a three-part process (unless you are completing your first renewal, which is 9-12 months after you earn your credential)


Part 1:  Beginning with the December 31, 2016 triennial renewals, CCI will no longer require submission of continuing education activity documentation for all credential holders. Click here to read the notice before contacting CCI headquarters with questionsEvidence of continuing education activities must be submitted to CCI by the end of the triennial cycle Click Here for process This does not apply to individuals completing their first renewal, which is 9-12 months after you have earned your credential.

CCI will not process a partial renewal payment. CEUs, signed Code of Ethics policy and Payment must each be received before renewal can be processed.


Registry Level Registrants (ACS, RCCS, RCES, RCIS, RCS, RPhS, & RVS) must accrue 36 CEUs every triennial cycle, 30 of which must be cardiovascular related.


Certificate Level Registrants (CCT & CRAT) must accrue 16 CEUs every triennial cycle.


If a Registrant re-takes and passes their specialty examination, or another Registry Level Examination, the CEU requirements for that triennial cycle will be waived. (Must pass examination within Triennial Cycle) Registry Level Registrants (ACS, RCCS, RCES, RCIS, RCS, RPhS, RVS).


Part 2:  Submission of a signed Code of Ethics Policy (To Access Code of Ethics Click Here)

Part 3:  Submission of Triennial Renewal Fees, $165.00

IMPORTANT: If all renewal requirements have not been met or postmarked by renewal deadline, a $50.00 USD grace period fee will be assessed and due by the following renewal period along with the three renewal requirements. To become active after the grace period, you will be required to either pay full examination fee(s) to retake and pass the appropriate examination(s) for your credential(s) or participate in CCI’s Renewal Penalty Policy.


Registrant renewal fees, application fees, dues, contributions or gifts to CCI are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes. These payments may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses under Section 162 of the Internal Revenue Code. CCI has been organized under Section 501(c)(6) of the IRS. The CCI tax identification number is 31-1261456. You may wish to consult your tax advisor for further assistance.

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