A credential is active for 9-12 months after passing a CCI exam. As a new registrant (credential holder) there are two types of renewal with CCI: your first renewal and your second renewal/first triennial.
New registrants are required to pay their first renewal before the first day of the same quarter (when the credential was earned) the following year.
For example, if the credential is earned between the dates of April 1st and June 30th, then your first renewal would be due on or before March 31st of the following year. After completing the first renewal, credentials are renewed every three years. There are no CEU requirements for the first renewal; only a renewal fee, currently $165.00 USD, and a signature of compliance to the Code of Ethics must be submitted. This date will be noted on your initial wallet card.
Second Renewal/First Triennial Renewal
Maintenance of an “active status” for CCI credential holders requires the submission of triennial renewal fees (currently $165.00 USD), signature of compliance to the CCI Code of Ethics, and the completion of Continuing Education Units (CEUs)* every three years. These three steps are required, and until all three are fulfilled, your credential will not be renewed.
*The total number of CEUs required in a triennial cycle for Certificate-Level Registrants (CCT and CRAT) is sixteen (16) CEUs, for Advanced-Level Registrants (ACS) and Registry-Level Registrants (CES, RCIS, RCS, RCCS, RPhS, and RVS) is thirty-six (36) CEUs. Thirty (30) of these CEUs must be cardiovascular-related.The remaining 6 or less CEUs can be on any topic as long as it is from one of the approved providers.
Registrant wallet cards are provided to successful exam candidates and expire on the date of first renewal. Triennial wallet cards are provided upon renewal of credentials.