Specialty Certification

Certification and Professional Development

We understand the unique challenges you face educating nurses about specialty certification and providing the tools they need to pursue certification. CCI is your partner to easily prepare nurses for CNOR, CSSM, and CNS-CP certification and credential maintenance.

Certification Overview

CNOR Certification

Assesses the knowledge and skills of a perioperative nurse with a minimum of two years of clinical practice.

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CNOR Take 2 Program

The CNOR Take 2 program allows a CNOR-eligible nurse to take the exam twice in a 12-month period if the first attempt is unsuccessful. CCI offers volume discounts for health systems seeking to certify multiple nurses. Download the CNOR Take 2 Facility Enrollment Forms to enroll.

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CSSM Certification

For perioperative managers, directors and nurses who oversee personnel, a budget, business unit or service line.

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CNS-CP Certification

Validates the achievement of the advance practice clinical nurse specialist working in the perioperative setting.

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Promote Certification in Your Facility

Certification Kit

Request a complimentary certification kit to promote certification within your facility. Certification kits include certification and recertification flyers as well as assorted giveaway items. Perfect for hospital celebrations, in-services, and other facility events. Visit our online store to learn more and request your kit today.


CNOR Coaches Program

CCI’s Coaches’ program creates mentoring opportunities for certified nurses to promote certification at their facilities. Coaches guide the certification process by sharing their experiences and knowledge, and motivating other nurses with helpful tools from CCI.

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Help Your Nurses Maintain Their Credentials

The rapid rate of change in the modern perioperative setting requires a conscious effort to maintain competency. To demonstrate continued dedication to perioperative excellence, nurses may recertify their credentials. Recertification requirements are unique for each credential. Learn more about CNOR recertification, CSSM recertification, and CNS-CP recertification.

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Free Professional Points Activities

As a partner in recertification, CCI offers resources to simplify the process of completing professional activities that count towards recertification requirements. Nurses can visit the CCI Store for free educational activities worth points towards CNOR and CSSM recertification.