Cardiovascular Credentialing International Announces Changes to Qualification Pathways
Changes go into effect July 1, 2013, for five credentialing programs.
Raleigh, NC – July 23, 2012 — Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) announced changes to its qualification pathways for five of its credentialing programs. The effective date of these changes will be July 1, 2013. The affected credentialing programs include the following:
• Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)
• Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS)
• Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS)
• Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES)
• Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS)
The eligibility changes include the following:
1. Applicants applying under a pathway requiring on-the-job training for the RCS, RVS, and RCCS registry level credentials are required to perform a minimum of 600 studies in the corresponding specialty.
2. Candidates who graduated with a diploma, associate, or baccalaureate degree from an academic program in health science, which is not programmatically accredited in the specialty for which they are applying, will not be eligible to sit for the certification exams until they have completed the required work experience/on-the job training (one year).
3. For the RCIS credentialing program, the RCIS1 qualification pathway will be discontinued. This pathway, which is also referred to as the Two Year On-the-Job Training qualification pathway, allowed applicants to qualify by ONLY having been employed for two years or more (full-time or full-time equivalent) in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology.
For details, please visit www.cci-online.org/new-examination-qualifications
About CCI: 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), and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU).