As the coronavirus (COVID-19)
continues to impact many communities, Cardiovascular Credentialing
International (CCI) is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation
based on the advice provided by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) and
Health Organization (WHO).
Resumes on April 16, 2020
Preserving the pipeline of
cardiovascular professionals during this pandemic is essential and vital to the
public health. Therefore, CCI’s testing administrator, Pearson VUE, has
re-opened a limited number of test centers to be able to deliver exams to
candidates who are essential medical service providers. CCI testing will resume
on April 16, 2020 at a limited number of U.S. and Canada-based Pearson
Professional Centers (PPCs).
Please go to the PearsonVUE website for important and frequent updates.
Pearson VUE Health
and Safety Measures
Per the recommendations from global
health organizations, Pearson VUE has implemented, or is in the process of
implementing, additional distancing measures within all Pearson VUE-owned
Pearson VUE will continue to:
Make hand sanitizer available in the
waiting area and prior to entering the testing room
Increase cleaning and disinfecting
regimens in between all testing appointments
Provide tissues to candidates upon
arrival at the test center
Permit candidates to wear a mask or
disposable gloves if they choose
Remind candidates to wash their
hands or utilize hand sanitizer upon arrival at the test center.
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Keep in mind that Pearson VUE is
taking many precautions, including additional distancing measures, which may
limit test center availability. Please note that only test centers that are
open will appear during the scheduling process. You may find less
availability than usual. Tip: Search
for alternate testing dates or for test centers further away from your zip code.
with a scheduled test date between April 17 and April 30
Refer to your email from Pearson VUE
with the subject line “IMPORTANT: Your Pearson VUE testing appointment” which
contains instructions for rescheduling. Tip: Search for alternate testing dates or for test
centers further away from your zip code.
with a scheduled test date after May 1
Your exam appointment will proceed
as scheduled unless you receive an email cancellation from Pearson VUE.
with Authorizations to Test (ATT) not yet scheduled
Follow the instructions in your ATT
to schedule your exam. If your eligibility window will expire before you can
get a test date, submit an ATT Extension Request through your CCI online profile.
Not Yet Approved
CCI is accepting the submission of
examination applications, supporting documentation, and examination fees. Once
an applicant has completed the approval process, individuals will receive an
Authorization to Test (ATT) via email. Be sure to read the CCI
Applicant Handbook for all processes and procedures.
There may be instances where test
appointments need to be cancelled or rescheduled.
If this happens, you have two
You can reschedule for a later date
through Pearson VUE.
Or you can extend your Authorization
to Test window. To extend your authorization to
test visit www.cci-online.org and log in to your CCI online profile and under
MY ACCOUNT select ATT EXTENSION REQUEST. From there you will see
your exam. Be sure to select the “Request Extension to Sit for
Exam”. To receive an extension, you cannot have a scheduled
appointment with Pearson.
If you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms, such as fever and/or respiratory
difficulties, on the day of the exam: Do not sit for your exam. If you miss your appointment due
to illness, please review the absentee policy for emergency circumstances,
which includes information about requesting an extension or cancellation
If you have any questions or need help: For any CCI candidate that is unable to take a CCI
examination due to the spread of COVID-19 please contact us at +1 919 861
4539 or email@example.com, and a member of CCI’s Applicant Services team
will walk you through your options so you can decide what works best for you.