For Cardiovascular Educators

As part of CCI’s commitment to the professional triad: professional organizations, personnel credentialing, and educational programs, we work to stay connected to cardiovascular educators in the following ways.

Educators’ Newsletter
CCI sends email newsletters to educators periodically. Click here to view past newsletters.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list please email Christine Johnson, Director of Communications, at

Sample Letters & Results Requests
Do you need an example/template of a student, clinical, or employment verification letter?

As a service to cardiovascular technology educational programs, CCI will, upon request, release a student/graduate’s examination results to their program director.

In order for CCI to release student results, the applicant/candidate must give permission to CCI in one of two ways:

  1. At the time of application, applicants can authorize the release of their results by checking the authorization box found under the Educational Background section of the CCI Examination Application and providing the required information.
  2. After application submission a candidate can authorize the release of their results by providing a signed authorization that includes the required information. The signed authorization must include the name of the school and program director’s name and mailing address. Requests must be made in writing and results will be sent via mail. Results will not be given over the phone.
 For individuals who granted permission on their initial application, educators can expect to receive results within the same time frame as the official results (15 to 20 business days after testing) are sent.

Results letters will not include the score, but will include pass/fail plus the score percentage with the content categories.

CCI Cardiovascular Educators’ Forum

The CCI Board of Trustees has been allocating funds to give back to the cardiovascular education community as part of its strategic plan since 2012. These funds are used to host the annual Cardiovascular Educators’ Forum each Spring. Educators from invasive cardiovascular technology, echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, and electrophysiology programs from across the United States and Canada are invited to participate, through an application process, at a minimal cost with travel, conference meals, and one night hotel costs covered. The 2012 to 2017 Forums were held in Las Vegas, Nevada with attendees numbering from 35 to 90 over the years. In 2018 the Forum moved to Scottsdale, Arizona and will be held there again May 1-2, 2020 at the Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town. The 2020 applications will be available by early November. Check back here and also the CCI Facebook page for updates.

Click here to view the programs from these past Forums

CCI’s Educators Luncheon at SDMS

Cardiac and Vascular Sonography Educators and Clinical Coordinators are invited to join Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) for a free Lunch & Learn during the SDMS Annual Conference each year during the Educators' Track pre-conference session on Thursday. Registration and topic information is available on the SDMS Conference app each year.

Since 2011, CCI has been offered the opportunity to host a luncheon at the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) Annual Conference. At the 2012 SDMS Annual Conference in Seattle we hosted a complimentary luncheon for thirty educators and gave them an overview of CCI, its history, and a recap of the Educators’ Forum. Again at the 2013 SDMS Annual Conference we hosted over 60 cardiac and vascular sonography educators for lunch and discussed CCI’s new examinations under development and also our international growth and focus. In 2014 over 50 educators attended and the presentation focused on examinations under the pilot phase and also CCI’s Ethics and Appeals process. In 2015 CCI led round table discussions on several topics with the attendees such as innovative items on examinations, credential choice and recognition, and accreditation. At the 2016 luncheon, for the first time, an external (to CCI) expert was brought in to discuss reasonable accommodations and how it relates to education. Dr. Deborah Larew Director, Office for Students with Disabilities at Valencia College gave a fantastic presentation to attendees which is available below.

These luncheons have reinforced CCI’s connection to educators in a face-to-face setting and strengthen the professional triad.

View the 2013 presentation by clicking here.
View the 2014 presentation by clicking here.
View the 2015 presentation by clicking here.
View the 2016 presentations by clicking here for the CCI portion and here for Dr. Deborah Larew’s presentation on Reasonable Accommodations.