Vascular Access Certification Corporation

The Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the validation, through certification, of a specialized body of knowledge for all professionals working in the field of vascular access.


The mission of the Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC) is to facilitate demonstration of cognitive competence through accredited certification in the specialty of vascular access.


The vascular access certification examination is the standardized measure of the basic knowledge, skills and abilities expected of professionals working in vascular access. The certification examination is offered two times per year at testing centers throughout the United States (to include US Territories), Canada, and select international sites. It may also be offered during the Association for Vascular Access Annual Scientific meeting for international attendees from outside the USA and Canada. The certification exam is available only in English and all references used to develop it are US based and reflective of US clinical practice.

Upon successful completion of the certification exam, the VA-BC™ credential is awarded for a three-year period.

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