Certification of Imaging Informatics Professionals (CIIP): 2010 survey of diplomates

J Digit Imaging. 2012 Oct;25(5):678-81. doi: 10.1007/s10278-012-9486-2.


The Certification for Imaging Informatics Professionals (CIIP) program is sponsored by the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists through the American Board of Imaging Informatics. In 2005, a survey was conducted of radiologists, technologists, information technology specialists, corporate information officers, and radiology administrators to identify the competencies and skill set that would define a successful PACS administrator. The CIIP examination was created in 2007 in response to the need for an objective way to test for such competencies, and there have been 767 professionals who have been certified through this program to date. The validity of the psychometric integrity of the examination has been previously established. In order to further understand the impact and future direction of the CIIP certification on diplomats, a survey was conducted in 2010. This paper will discuss the results of the survey.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Certification / standards*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Humans
  • Medical Informatics / education*
  • Professional Competence*
  • Radiology Information Systems*
  • Specialty Boards / standards
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Technology, Radiologic / education*
  • United States