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. Click here for a listing of the board members.

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.