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 or CFPN certification.

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Upcoming Events and Webinars

Sep 22, 2021 @ 5PM EST

TrueNorth Application Cycle: 2022

The TrueNorth Award was developed to recognize facilities that use certification as a “true north,” guiding their perioperative nursing staff to be lifelong learners, models of competent practice, and advocates for excellence and patient safety. Facilities that earn the TrueNorth Award exhibit the highest standards in perioperative certification excellence.
Join the CCI team to learn about the 2022 TrueNorth application cycle! This will be a live webinar with an opportunity to ask questions.

Sep 23, 2021 @ 7PM EST

CFPN Certification: Essentials

The CFPN (Certified Foundational Perioperative Nurse) is designed to give perioperative nurses a firm foundation for career-long professional development success. Earning the CFPN entails a diversity of assessments, reflective learning activities, and a knowledge-based exam.

Oct 7, 2021 @ 7PM EST

CSSM Recertification: Maintaining Your Credential

The CSSM recertification process acknowledges the need for active work in the maintenance of continuing competency. The practice and professional activities requirements facilitate the maintenance of current skills and the acquisition of new ones. This webinar will cover eligibility requirements, recertification methods, and the application process. CCI staff will answer questions at the end of the webinar.

Find Help With CNOR Certification

Use our new tool to find a CNOR 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 the CNOR.