Certifications

Learn About Our Certifications

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

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Certified
Perioperative Nurse

The Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR) credential is the only accredited certification for perioperative registered nurses. Earning the CNOR is a mark of distinction and demonstrates a commitment to upholding the highest standards in patient safety.

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Certified Surgical
Services Manager

The Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) certification is the only perioperative management credential. CSSM serves perioperative managers, directors, and nurses who oversee personnel, a budget, business unit, or service line.

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Certified Foundation
Perioperative Nurse

The Certified Foundational Perioperative Nurse (CFPN) credential is designed to give perioperative nurses a firm foundation for career-long professional development success.

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Certified Ambulatory
Surgery Nurse

The Certified Ambulatory Surgery Nurse (CNAMB) certification is designed for perioperative nurses working in the ambulatory surgery setting who are seeking to improve and validate their professional competencies.

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Nursing Professional Development Advanced – Board Certified

The Nursing Professional Development Advanced – Board Certified (NPDA-BC) acknowledges the professional achievement of an NPD specialist who fulfills all NPD roles and responsibilities while adhering to professional practice standards.

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Clinical Nurse Specialist Perioperative Certification

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Perioperative Certification (CNS-CP) is for advanced practice registered nurses who have completed graduate preparation (Master’s or Doctorate) in the CNS role.

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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.

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Upcoming Events & Webinars

Mar 24, 2024 10:00am EST

Perioperative Services Preceptor Certificate of Mastery (PSP-COM)

Join us for our Perioperative Services Preceptor Certificate of Mastery (PSP-COM)  live/virtual course on March 24, 2024, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MT. Our one-day virtual course will provide you with guidance and tools to develop your skills and be successful as a preceptor at your facility. Earning the Perioperative Services Preceptor Certificate of Mastery will give you a full understanding of the value, key concepts, and strategies for success for individuals in a preceptor role in perioperative services.

Mar 23, 2024 10:00am EST

Professional Educator Practicum Certificate of Mastery (PEP-COM)

Join us for our Professional Educator Practicum Certificate of Mastery (PEP-COM) live/virtual course on March 23, 2024, from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm MT. Our one-day course will provide current and new professional educators with guidance and tools needed to be effective in this key role. Earning the Professional Educator Practicum Certificate of Mastery will fine-tune current skills and provide new tips and tricks to incorporate into current professional development programs and orientations for the entire perioperative team.

Oct 30, 2024 08:00am EST

2024 ANCC National Magnet Conference

Join CCI during the 2024 ANCC National Magnet Conference, October 30-Nov 1, 2024, in New Orleans, LA! Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with nurses from across the nation and around the globe. Reserve your spot for the event now!

Apr 25, 2024 08:00am EST

2024 ASC Nurse Leadership Conference

Join CCI during the 2024 ASC Nurse Leadership Conference, April 25-26, 2024, in Dallas, TX! Attendees will have the opportunity to grow as a leader, improve your processes and efficiency, maintain compliance in an ever-changing and highly regulated environment, and better support your team. Reserve your spot for the event now!

Apr 09, 2024 08:00am EST

2024 Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) Annual Convention

Join CCI during the 2024 Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) Annual Convention, April 9-12, 2024, in Chicago, IL! Join your fellow NPD pioneers in-person for a re-imagined immersive education experience that will inspire and empower you to be a role model and change agent. Reserve your spot for the event now!

Mar 09, 2024 08:30am EST

CNOR Live Prep Course – Nashville

This one-day CNOR Live In-Person Prep Course is an interactive course designed to provide foundational information relevant to preparing for the CNOR exam. This CNOR prep for certication course serves as one resource available to CNOR exam applicants. This interactive course is designed to provide foundational information relevant to preparing for the CNOR exam, with the most popular topics based on exam performance presented. Register today!

Apr 03, 2024 08:00am EST

National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Convention

Join CCI during the 2024 National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Convention, April 3-7, 2024 , in Orlando, FL! Attendees will have the opportunity to explore specialty nursing areas and various education workshops for nursing students. NSNA invites you and your colleagues to join us and get ready to network with nursing students from across the country, learn from top nursing leaders, prepare for your future profession, and have some fun. Reserve your spot for the event now!

Mar 09, 2024 08:00am EST

2024 AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo

Join CCI during the 2024 AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo, March 9-12, 2024, in Nashville, TN! Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with thousands of OR executives, directors, managers, staff nurses, and other perioperative professionals. Reserve your spot for the event now!

Oct 28, 2024 08:00am EST

2024 OR Manager Conference

Visit us at the OR Manager Conference, October 28-30, 2024, in Las Vegas, NV, 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, new OR managers, and has a dedicated Masters track for those OR leaders with 10+ years of experience.

Mar 24, 2024 10:00am EST

Perioperative Services Preceptor Certificate of Mastery (PSP-COM)

Join us for our Perioperative Services Preceptor Certificate of Mastery (PSP-COM)  live/virtual course on March 24, 2024, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MT. Our one-day virtual course will provide you with guidance and tools to develop your skills and be successful as a preceptor at your facility. Earning the Perioperative Services Preceptor Certificate of Mastery will give you a full understanding of the value, key concepts, and strategies for success for individuals in a preceptor role in perioperative services.

Mar 23, 2024 10:00am EST

Professional Educator Practicum Certificate of Mastery (PEP-COM)

Join us for our Professional Educator Practicum Certificate of Mastery (PEP-COM) live/virtual course on March 23, 2024, from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm MT. Our one-day course will provide current and new professional educators with guidance and tools needed to be effective in this key role. Earning the Professional Educator Practicum Certificate of Mastery will fine-tune current skills and provide new tips and tricks to incorporate into current professional development programs and orientations for the entire perioperative team.

Oct 30, 2024 08:00am EST

2024 ANCC National Magnet Conference

Join CCI during the 2024 ANCC National Magnet Conference, October 30-Nov 1, 2024, in New Orleans, LA! Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with nurses from across the nation and around the globe. Reserve your spot for the event now!

Apr 25, 2024 08:00am EST

2024 ASC Nurse Leadership Conference

Join CCI during the 2024 ASC Nurse Leadership Conference, April 25-26, 2024, in Dallas, TX! Attendees will have the opportunity to grow as a leader, improve your processes and efficiency, maintain compliance in an ever-changing and highly regulated environment, and better support your team. Reserve your spot for the event now!

Apr 09, 2024 08:00am EST

2024 Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) Annual Convention

Join CCI during the 2024 Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) Annual Convention, April 9-12, 2024, in Chicago, IL! Join your fellow NPD pioneers in-person for a re-imagined immersive education experience that will inspire and empower you to be a role model and change agent. Reserve your spot for the event now!

Mar 09, 2024 08:30am EST

CNOR Live Prep Course – Nashville

This one-day CNOR Live In-Person Prep Course is an interactive course designed to provide foundational information relevant to preparing for the CNOR exam. This CNOR prep for certication course serves as one resource available to CNOR exam applicants. This interactive course is designed to provide foundational information relevant to preparing for the CNOR exam, with the most popular topics based on exam performance presented. Register today!

Apr 03, 2024 08:00am EST

National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Convention

Join CCI during the 2024 National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Convention, April 3-7, 2024 , in Orlando, FL! Attendees will have the opportunity to explore specialty nursing areas and various education workshops for nursing students. NSNA invites you and your colleagues to join us and get ready to network with nursing students from across the country, learn from top nursing leaders, prepare for your future profession, and have some fun. Reserve your spot for the event now!

Mar 09, 2024 08:00am EST

2024 AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo

Join CCI during the 2024 AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo, March 9-12, 2024, in Nashville, TN! Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with thousands of OR executives, directors, managers, staff nurses, and other perioperative professionals. Reserve your spot for the event now!

Oct 28, 2024 08:00am EST

2024 OR Manager Conference

Visit us at the OR Manager Conference, October 28-30, 2024, in Las Vegas, NV, 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, new OR managers, and has a dedicated Masters track for those OR leaders with 10+ years of experience.

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What Our Clients Say

Taking the CNOR is one of the best investments I made for my OR nursing career.

M.E.

CCI is a tremendous organization to work with as a credentialed nurse and also as a volunteer. A great way to earn points toward recertification but also a tremendous opportunity as a professional! I was able to work on the development of a new certification and was so grateful for the opportunity.

B.H.

It made me, and still makes me a better nurse. It has created new job offerings for me. I have become a reliable resource for my fellow co-workers and even a few of the newer surgeons.

J.H.

I became a certified Perioperative nurse to further my knowledge in the operating room to ensure my patients receive the best and safest care.

S.K.

Being a CNOR holder distinguishes you from the rest of your colleagues, shows pride in your specialization, and certifies your expertise in your chosen field of nursing.

M.E.

Obtaining certification might pave the way to landing your dream job. Personally, I feel more assured in my ability to care for patients and their loved ones. Having this expands my horizons academically and gives me more assurance as I collaborate with the periop team to ensure patient safety

I.B.