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

Oct 20, 2021 @ 8:30AM EST

OR Manager Conference

Visit us at the OR Manager Conference, which attracts more than 1,400 perioperative leaders, OR directors, managers, OR business managers, and other decision-makers involved in the management of the surgical suite. The OR Manager Conference includes tracks for OR business managers, ambulatory surgery center managers, and new OR managers, as well as a dedicated Masters track, for those OR leaders with 10+ years of experience.

Oct 22, 2021 @ 6:30PM EST

Georgia Council of Perioperative Registered Nurses Annual Conference

Visit us at our booth at the Georgia Council of Perioperative Registered Nurses Annual Conference! The Georgia Council of periOperative Registered Nurses is the collective voice of Georgia Chapters of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Their mission is to advocate for excellence in perioperative practice and healthcare in Georgia as we unite and empower perioperative nurses. If you're in Georgia, register today!

Nov 4, 2021 @ 7PM EST

CNOR Certification: Pathway to Excellence

Certification validates the patient care provided by the perioperative nurse committed to professional excellence. Join CCI to learn more about how earning the CNOR credential can benefit you, your patients, and your workplace. 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.