About CCI

Vision Statement

"To be the recognized credentialing organization for Cardiovascular Technology and emerging medical professionals."

Mission Statement

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.

Corporate Establishment

CCI is an independent 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 composed of the chairperson for each of the current registry level examination committees and one representative for the certificate level exams. CCI's Board of Trustees is advised by a Board of Advisors representing each cardiovascular specialty field for which the corporation has a registry level credential.

ANSI Accreditation

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 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.

Professional Societies

CCI supports the professional triad: professional societies and associations, personnel credentialing, and educational programs. As a CCI registrant, you are neither a member nor a licensee. Licensing is required by law and when required, will allow licensees to practice the particular profession in a certain geographic area. Recently, there are a small number of states that have enacted licensure and utilize CCI’s credentials in the licensing process. A state board will administer the licensing examinations or oversee the licensing requirements. Credentials are administered and governed by independent certification bodies, and the holding of a credential proves that you have a fundamental knowledge in the particular specialty.

Membership in a professional society or association will require payment of dues in return for benefits such as conferences, continuing education, professional development, and advancement of the field.

The best way to stay connected to what is happening in your field is to join your professional society and get involved! These societies ensure the advancement and recognition of your field, as well as protect the professionals working within the field.

Annual Reports

Click here to view most recent CCI Annual Reports