For over 40 years

The Leader in Perioperative Certification

CCI is a non-profit credentialing body dedicated to perioperative nursing. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes through nursing competency assessment and lifelong professional development.

Years of Credentialing Excellence
Perioperative Specialty Credentials
Certified Perioperative Nurses

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Start your next journey by learning more about CNOR, CSSM, CNS-CP, CNAMB, CFPN or NPDA-BC certification.

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Upcoming Events and Webinars

Certificate of Mastery Course
Jun 25, 2022 @ 10AM EST

Professional Educator Perioperative Certificate of Mastery

The Professional Educator Practicum Certificate of Mastery (PEP-COM) is a two-day hybrid (remote or in-person) course that will provide current and new professional educators with guidance and tools needed to be effective in this key role. At the completion of the course, you will be able to identify resources to assist staff with transforming best practices into patient care, apply standards of professionalism and leadership to the role of nursing professional development, and design educational activities. Earn your Professional Educator – Perioperative Certificate of Mastery by attending the live session or viewing the recording of the mandatory PEP Rally/Webinar, participating in the live course (remote or in-person), and actively engaging in the lectures, breakout sessions, and completing all required post live course assignments. Reserve your spot today!

Jul 14, 2022 @ 7PM EST

CSSM Certification: The Next Steps for Surgical Services Managers

The CSSM (Certified Surgical Services Manager) credential validates the knowledge required to serve as a leader in the perioperative environment. Join CCI staff to learn more about how earning and maintaining the CSSM credential can benefit you and your workplace. This presentation will cover eligibility requirements, the application process, and exam preparation tips. The session will conclude with a question and answer period with CCI staff.

Prep Course
Jul 16, 2022 @ 9:45AM EST

CNOR Live Virtual Prep Course

The CNOR Live Virtual Prep Course is an interactive two-day online course designed to provide foundational information relevant to preparing for the CNOR exam. The course will feature live instruction covering the most requested exam subject areas, break-out sessions, two quiz competitions, and an opportunity to earn 20 points upon successfully completing the virtual prep course.

Find Help With Certification

Use our new tool to find a Certification Coach in your area. Coaches are volunteers that offer guidance on everything from preparing for the exam, succeeding after a failed attempt, and other general questions about earning your certification.