- The cost to attend the Cardiovascular Care Coordinator Certification Boot Camp and to take the exam is $695.
- The application fee for recertification is $195; if the applicant chooses to re-take the exam (instead of acquiring the necessary CERPs) to meet the recertification requirements, the cost of the exam is an additional $295.
For initial certification, the candidate must pass the examination with a total score of 80 percent or higher. The examination consists of both multiple choice questions that are completed online and essay questions that are submitted separately. We have contracted with unbiased third party reviewers for independent scoring of the essay questions. The exam must be completed by the deadline given at the Boot Camp and posted on the ACC Accreditation Services website.
Examination Honors Policy
The certification exam is an open-book test because coordinator professionals customarily carry out their responsibilities with access to numerous informational resources. Candidates are requested not to seek assistance from other individuals while completing the exam. The examination is offered on an honors system that assumes all candidates will act in good faith to ensure that their performance on the certification exam reflects their own personal knowledge and skills. If ACC becomes aware of any candidate who does not comply with this requirement, ACC reserves the right to disqualify the candidate without granting a refund of any fees. In addition, anyone found compromising the security of the examination by attempting to copy, record, or distribute questions in any manner will be permanently excluded from the certification process.
Following the Examination
When the deadline for the exam has passed, our independent scorers will grade all essay questions and calculate the total grade for each candidate. When all grades have been finalized, we will notify candidates via email of their performance. The score report will reflect either "pass" or "fail," followed by the specific raw score. Candidates who do not pass the exam may re-take it at a reduced fee of $195 at the next exam offering. Candidates who do not pass the second examination are considered "failed." Any repeat examination will require completion of a new application and payment of the full examination fee.
Awarding of Certification
Each candidate who meets eligibility requirements and passes the certification examination will receive a certificate testifying that the candidate has successfully completed all of the program requirements and is designated as a Certified Cardiovascular Care Coordinator (C4). This can be signified by "CCCC" after the individual's name. Each candidate will also receive a C4 lapel pin. Certification is valid for three years.