Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT)


Credential: Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT)  In-Demand resource  GI Bill resource CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) is a mid-level certification for professionals who work in the areas of ECG, Holter monitoring, and stress testing. CCT validates Cardiographic Technicians' knowledge of basic cardiovascular anatomy, physiology and electrophysiology, ECG, stress test techniques and cardiac medications. Technicians may conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes and assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary-functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. To earn the CCT certification, applicants must have a high school diploma, meet any one of the education, training and experience option and pass a written exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

1500 Sunday Drive
Suite 102
Raleigh, NC  27607

Phone: (800) 326-0268

Fax: (919) 787-4916
Email: Applicant_Support@cci-online.org

Candidates must have a high school diploma or general education diploma at the time of application and meet one of the below criteria:

Option 1:

Candidates must be currently enrolled as a student or be a graduate of a cardiovascular or allied health training program.

Option 2:

Candidates must be currently employed or previously employed in the field of Cardiovascular Technology or in a recognized allied health field (recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA)).

Option 3:

Candidates must have completed requirements for a graduate or undergraduate degree from a recognized institution in a field related to science or physical health.

Option 4:

Candidates should have volunteered in the field of Cardiovascular Technology for a minimum of two years and be able to provide documentation supporting full-time technical activities for a two year period.

The Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidates must adhere to CCI Code of Ethics.

Written Exam

  • Conducting Pre-Procedural Activities (10%)
    • Receive doctor’s orders
    • Verify doctor’s orders
    • Perform universal precautions (e.g., handwashing, PPE)
    • Identify patient
    • Obtain patient consent
    • Transport patient
    • Prepare the patient (shaving, cleaning skin, etc.)
    • Identify proper landmarks
    • Collect patient demographics
    • Enter patient information into ECG machine
    • Identify patient safety hazards
  • Performing Resting ECG (12-Lead, 15-Lead, etc.) (40%)
    • Gather supplies and equipment
    • Educate patient on procedure expectations
    • Apply electrodes to patient
    • Confirm equipment
    • Perform standard ECG
    • Perform right side
    • Analyze ECG tracing
    • Corrolate ECG morphology with anatomy and physiology
  • Performing Stress Tests (20%)
    • Gather stress test supplies and equipment
    • Explain patient safety and protocol expectations
    • Perform baseline ECG and obtain vital signs
    • Verify stress test protocol
    • Perform stress test protocol
  • Performing Ambulatory Monitoring (Holter, Event, Telemetry, Transtelephonic, Pacemaker, etc.) (5%)
    • Gather ambulatory monitoring supplies and equipment
    • Explain procedure to patient
    • Verify equipment functionality
    • Attach leads to patient (stress loops, pouch, etc.)
    • Explain ambulatory monitoring requirements (limitations, expectations, duration etc.)
  • Performing Rhythm Analysis (25%)
    • Analyze obtained data
    • Correlate ECG findings (waveforms, segments, intervals, etc.) with cardiac function
    • Identify, report, and record findings

Testing Information

Testing for this credential is handled by Pearson VUE. The test centers are located in the U.S. They also have some test centers on military bases.

To find out more, use the following links on the Pearson VUE website:

For more information on the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) credential has the following recertification information:

  • CCT certification holders must recertify every three years by accruing 16 CEUs every triennial cycle. Information about recertification and the credential renewal process details appear on the CCI website.
  • If a CCT certification holder re-takes and passes the specialty examination, or another Registry Level Examination, the CEU requirements for that triennial cycle will be waived.

Additional considerations for the Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) include:

  • Detailed information on documentation required to support the qualification under which the candidate is applying, can be obtained from the Cardiovascular Credentialing International website.
  • Candidates must provide typed documentation to support qualifications. Required documentation for each qualification can be obtained from CCI Application and Examination overview.

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%) and is eligible for CA under the CA MOS/ASI Related Option

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA under the CA Civilian Occupation Related Option.

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 and Above

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 and Above

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ANSI

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ICAC

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NCCA

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IAS

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

MOS is Military Occupational Specialty
ASI is Additional Skill Identifier
WOMOS is Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialty
AOC is Area Of Concentration Officer

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Updated: December 03, 2019
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