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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Learn About Our Certifications

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

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Upcoming Events and Webinars

Prep Course
Jul 31, 2021 @ 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 12 CE contact hours upon successfully completing the virtual prep course.

Aug 7, 2021 @ 7AM EST

AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo

Join CCI at AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo in Orlando or virtually! You won't want to miss this revolutionary learning experience, featuring a dynamic range of topics, world-renowned speakers, top-notch researchers, and the latest products and services affecting the OR of the future. Reserve your spot for the in-person or virtual event now!

Sep 2, 2021 @ 7PM EST

CNAMB Certification: Essentials

The CNAMB credential is designed for perioperative nurses who are seeking to improve and validate their professional competency in the ambulatory surgery setting. Eligibility requirements, helpful study strategies, and test question analysis are discussed. The session will conclude with plenty of time for CCI staff to answer your questions.

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.