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Become a Registered
Cardiovascular Specialist

Cardiac Credentialing International (CCI) is the testing organization which tests and awards registry to personnel actively working in hospital cardiology departments. Upon passing these examinations you will be awarded the title Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist and may wear the initials "RCIS" after your name (Previously called RCVT). Depending on your employer, this may raise their salary or qualify them for a higher level position with increased responsibilities. Please call CCI about everything dealing with the registry process at 1(800) 326-0268 or visit their web site.

CCI Examinations for which we offer study guides are:

Invasive RCIS Exam

Now offered on computer at any time to RNs, RTs, and CVT graduates of approved programs, and CVTs who HAVE passed the basic CV Science exam. The Invasive RCIS exam tests knowledge and skill essential to work in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Exam contents include:

  • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology (5%)
  • Cardiovascular Diseases/Physiology (8%)
  • Diagnostic Techniques (19%)
  • Interventions (15%)
  • Hemodynamic Data (15%)
  • Pharmacology (7%)
  • Patient Care/ Patient Assessment (13%)

ARRT's Cardiac Interventional Radiologist (CIR)

The Cardiac exam is offered only to registered radiologic technologists by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. It is similar to CCI's RCIS content matrix, with increased emphasis on cardiac catheterization equipment and instrumentation. Thus,both groups (CVTs & RTs) can benefit from this book. You may receive a free updated exam matrix outline and overview from ARRT on request.

The detailed exam content outline as stated by ARRT follows:
Content Category Questions
  • Equipment and Instrumentation 30 (21%)
  • Patient Care 35 (24%)
  • Cardia-Interventional Procedures 80 (55%)
    1. Diagnostic Cardiac Studies 32 (22%)
    2. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention 20 (14%)
    3. Therapy 4 (3%)
    4. Hemodynamics and Calculations 20 (14%)
    5. Conduction System Studies 4 (3%)
    Total: 145 questions
    *an additional 20% of the test may be pilot questions.

Additional information available at ARRT.

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Other Exams Offered By CCI
(for which we do NOT have study guides)

  • CCT Exam - Certified Cardiographic Technology, covers ECG, Stress testing, and Holter monitoring technology
  • Noninvasive RCVT Exam - Echocardiography and Cardiac Doppler Technology
  • Vascular RCVT Exam - Peripheral Vascular Noninvasive Technology
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