Competency & Credentialing Institute Receives Accreditation of its CNAMB Credential From the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

Mt Laurel, NJ, 6/1/2022 —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), is pleased to announce the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) has been granted accreditation for its CNAMB® certification program.

Established in 1979, CCI provides the CNOR®, CSSM®, CNS-CP®, CNAMB®, CFPN®, and NPDA-BC® credentials to more than 40,000 registered nurses, making it the leading certification body for perioperative nurses. The mission of CCI is to lead competency credentialing that promotes safe, quality patient care and that supports lifelong learning.

“CNAMB was designed to meet the unique needs of nurses working in the ambulatory setting,” said Jim Stobinski, CEO of CCI “We are proud to offer this newly accredited certification, CNAMB, to the growing ambulatory community and look forward to continuing to be partner moving forward.”

ABSNC accreditation is a peer-reviewed mechanism that allows nursing certifying organizations to obtain program accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards in the industry. To maintain accreditation, programs must exhibit continuing adherence to the 18 standards set forth. “ABSNC Accreditation represents a recognized standard in certification testing and indicates that the credential meets or exceeds legal and regulatory guidelines,” said Felicia Lembesis, CAE, ICE-CCP Executive Director.

The mission of ABSNC is to recognize quality specialty nursing and associated non-RN certification programs through accreditation. It is the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification. ABSNC currently accredits more than 70 certification programs from 28 specialty nursing certification organizations. The accreditation standards offered by ABSNC include Examination-Based Certification Programs, Portfolio Assessment Certification Programs, and Assessment-Based Certificate Programs. For more information about ABSNC and its accreditation standards, please visit or contact Felicia Lembesis, ABSNC Executive Director, (, 856-439- 9080).