Updated:  June 4, 2020

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 the World Health Organization (WHO)

Test Administration

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 deliver exams to candidates who are essential medical service providers. CCI testing is available 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. 

Scheduling with Pearson VUE

You may schedule your appointment online at: http://www.pearsontesting.com/cci. It is recommended that you schedule your appointment as soon as you receive your Authorization to Test (ATT) as availability is based upon (or determined by) each testing location. After scheduling your appointment, a Pearson VUE confirmation email will be sent to you confirming your scheduled appointment date, time, and test center location. Your appointment date must be within the ATT eligibility dates.

Test Center Availability

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. 

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 testing centers.

Face masks are now required while testing at Pearson VUE-owned test centers.

Click here to view all Pearson VUE health and safety measures.

Exam Candidates 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. Detailed instructions on how to submit an extension request can also be found in the ATT letter.

Exam Applicants Not Yet Approved

CCI is accepting the submission of examination applications, supporting documentation, and examination fees. Once a complete application has been reviewed and approved, individuals will receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) via email. Carefully review all information detailed in the Authorization to Test letter. Be sure to read the CCI Applicant Handbook for all processes and procedures.

Cancellations and Extension Requests

There may be instances where test appointments need to be cancelled or rescheduled.

If this happens, you have two options: 

1.  You can reschedule for a later date through Pearson VUE.

2.  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. To cancel a scheduled appointment, you must contact Pearson VUE at least working days in advance of your appointment. You will receive an email confirming your appointment change.

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 in the CCI handbook for emergency circumstances, which includes information about requesting an extension or cancellation (with refund). 

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 applicant_support@cci-online.org, and a member of CCI’s Applicant Services team will walk you through your options so you can decide what works best for you. 


Updated:  April 2, 2020 

Updated:  April 2, 2020