The Certified PICC Ultrasound Inserter (CPUI)
credentials (PICC Certificationtm
Program) provide the vascular access clinician validation of a higher level of knowledge and practice in the field of PICC placement. Certification is a process by which an association grants recognition to an individual who has met predetermined standards specified by that association or agency. The CPUItm
does NOT verify competency; rather, PICC Excellencetm
is certifying that the candidate has met certain standards of knowledge and training specific to PICCs as a credentialing process.
How it Works
After purchasing the CPUItm
program, print, complete and submit the application (see APPLICATION in the CPUI drop down menu) to PICC Excellence Inc. for approval via email, USPS or fax. When you purchased the CPUI Program, you created or signed into your account on the PICC Excellence website. The CPUI PICC Certification Program is now listed in your online account. Please verify it is listed and if you do not hear from us within 7 days, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application consists of the following forms:
Application for CPUI PICC Certificationtm
- requests personal information (name, address, etc. ) and requires a copy of a professional license.
Verification of PICC Experience - requires a record of PICC training history, PICC experience and a list of courses and conferences the candidate has attended and received CE credit. This form requires a notarized signature by an employer or supervisor attesting to the validity of the information. Then the candidate must sign to swear that the information is true and the signature must be notarized to validate identity.
Supervised Insertion Competency Checklist - requires the candidate to perform a supervised insertion allowing the preceptor to assess specific step-by-step procedures to ensure candidate is following current guidelines as established by INS and CDC. Both the preceptor and candidate must sign the form upon completion of the assessment.
Checklist of forms - lists all required forms for submission before application can be processed. This form requires signature of the applicant attesting to the fact that all forms are valid, true, accurate and are an honest representation of the information provided.
Study Manual - this is the manual the candidate can use as a study guide prior to taking the 200 question certification exam.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15304
Continuing Nursing Education also provided through Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-1594