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Abour PICC Certification

 About Obtaining Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Certification”  

The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification defines certification as the formal recognition of the specialized knowledge, skills, and experience demonstrated by the achievement of standards identified by a nursing specialty to promote optimal health outcomes. After meeting defined eligibility criteria, a certification candidate achieves a nationally recognized credential through successful completion of a rigorous examination. Also, according to the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA), certification represents a declaration of a particular individual’s professional competence.

Certifications require eligibility criteria to take certification exams and ongoing requirements to maintain the certifications.

There is no “PICC Certification or PICC Line Certification” that is approved or recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Certificate programs generally recognize a relatively narrow scope of specialized knowledge used in performing duties or tasks required by a certain profession or occupation. The end result demonstrates knowledge of content at the end of a specific period of time.

A certificate of completion recognizes specific learning outcomes, and indicates completion of a course or series of courses with a specific focus.

Infusion Therapy Institute  provides a comprehensive Ultrasound Guided PICC Line Insertion Certificate Program. It is a continuing education and hands-on training program developed according to the nationally recognized Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice.  Our PICC line insertion training program consists of a didactic session, demonstration, simulated insertion, and examination testing as recommended by the infusion therapy standards of practice. Upon completion of our 2-day PICC Line insertion training, clinicians may obtain competency validation at their facility according to the institution’s policy and procedure.

To obtain infusion therapy certification, you are required to have the knowledge and experience in vascular access and infusion therapy. Then you may take the nationally recognized  CRNI exam provided by the Infusion Nurses Society (www.ins1.org). Clinicians specializing in vascular access procedures may take the vascular access board certification (VA-BC) exam provided by the Association for Vascular Access (www.AVAinfo.org).