Code of Ethics

The signing of the CCI Code of Ethics is REQUIRED by ALL APPLICANTS, CANDIDATES, AND REGISTRANTS of CCI at the time of the application and with each renewal of the registrant's credential(s).  To download a copy of the CCI Code of Ethics, please CLICK HERE.

 
It is the policy of the CCI Board of Trustees to develop and implement a code of ethics and disciplinary procedures. The Board of Trustees shall review and revise the code of ethics to remain current with changes in health care and the cardiovascular technology field of practice.
 
Code of Ethics
 
The purpose of the CCI Code of Ethics is to acknowledge the Applicant’s, Candidate’s, and Registrant’s acceptance of the responsibility and trust conferred upon it by the organization and to acknowledge that earning a CCI credential is a privilege that must be earned and maintained. The delivery of safe, competent and ethical patient care is a responsibility of the highest order. This document sets forth the Code of Ethics to be adhered to by credentialed cardiovascular technologists awarded the CCI credentials:

  

  • Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS)
  • Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT),
  • Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT),
  • Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS),
  • Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES),
  • Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS),
  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS),
  • Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS) and
  • Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS).  
 
All credentialed cardiovascular technologists awarded a CCI designation shall, in their professional activities, sustain and advance the integrity and honor of the profession by adhering to this Code of Ethics. Applicants, Candidates and Registrants who intentionally or knowingly violate any provision of the Code of Ethics will be subject to action by a peer review panel, which may result in revocation of the certification. 
 
1.    As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will place the safety, health and protection of the patient above all other interests.
 
2.    As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will demonstrate and maintain professional competence in all aspects of patient care and within the scope of practice as defined by my employer.
 
3.    As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will represent my credential(s) accurately, honestly, and will not attempt to maintain CCI credentials by fraud, deception or artifice.
 
4.    As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will not knowingly assist another person or persons in obtaining or attempting to obtain or maintain CCI credentials by fraud, deception or artifice.
 
5.    As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant/Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will uphold professional standards by adhering to defined technical protocols and diagnostic criteria established by peer review.  
 
6.    As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will represent my qualifications honestly and provide only those services for which I am qualified to perform.
 
7.    As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will defend and protect the patient’s right to privacy and confidentiality, unless required to disclose such information by law.
 
8.    As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will consistently maintain and improve professional competence through regular assessment of skills, continuing education, experience and professional training.
 
9.    As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will accept responsibility for maintaining the credential by meeting renewal requirements and remaining in good standing with CCI.
 
10.As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will voluntarily report any criminal behavior resulting in a conviction of a misdemeanor or felony. 
 
11.As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will avoid deceptive acts which misrepresent my academic or professional qualifications.
 
12.As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will avoid compromise of professional judgment by conflicts of interest.
 
13.As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will engage only in legal arrangements and practices in the health-care field.
 
14.As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will act in a manner free of bias with regard to religion, ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, social or economic status.
 
15.As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I understand that the certificate, logo and marks are the property of CCI and I will not misrepresent or inappropriately use the property of CCI. I agree to return the wallet card and certificate of my credentialing, upon request, to the CCI Board of Trustees.
 
16.As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will act in a professional manner in my correspondence and interaction with the CCI National Office.
 
17. As a credentialed cardiovascular technologist / technician or Applicant / Candidate of CCI Examinations, I will uphold and follow all policies and procedures required by the CCI to remain in good standing, and I will abide by CCI’s Code of Ethics. 
 
  18.  As a CCI credential holder, candidate of CCI examinations, or applicant of CCI examinations, I shall inform CCI of any matters in the past, present, or future that may affect my capability fulfill the requirements to maintain my credential and/or comply with CCI's Code of Ethics. 
 
The CCI Code of Ethics shall be enforced by the CCI Ethics and Discipline Committee. All persons applying for or holding a CCI credential are required to have a signed Code of Ethics on file. The signed Code of Ethics is submitted with the triennial renewal. Download a copy of the Code of Ethics (COE) form located at the bottom of this page.
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