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

Sep 8, 2022 @ 7PM EST

Essentials of CNS-CP: Certification and Recertification

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Perioperative Certification credential (CNS-CP) recognizes the important role CNSs have in promoting optimal perioperative patient outcomes. This credential is designed for advanced practice registered nurses who have completed graduate preparation (Master’s or Doctorate) in the CNS role. Join CCI staff to learn more about how earning and maintaining the CNS-CP credential can benefit you and your workplace. This presentation will cover the eligibility requirements and give an overview of the project-based portfolio required for initial certification. The session will conclude with a question-and-answer period with CCI staff.

Sep 9, 2022 @ 5PM EST

Webinar: 2023 TrueNorth Application Cycle

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 who earn the TrueNorth Award exhibit the highest standards in perioperative certification excellence.

Prep Course
Sep 17, 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.