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VAD-C™ Certification
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If you are interested in applying for the VAD-C(TM), please fill out this form:

Some extra tidbits: 

  • You do NOT have to be a member of ICCAC to apply
  • You do NOT have to have a google email account to fill out your application
  • You do need to meet qualifications to take the exam: Be currently working with VAD patients for at least ONE YEAR in a center that is certified in VAD by CMS or international equivalent, -OR- an entity that supports VAD patients (such as industry partners), working in one of the accepted professions (RN division, APP division, MD/DO, Perfusion division, Biomedical Engineering/Equipment Management) and hold a license in your field or have an equivalent educational degree
  •  You can start sending in your application form anytime you are ready, which will then be sent to the Exam Candidate Review Committee
  • If you have sent in your application, you will get a confirmation email of receiving your information
  • Our collaborating partner, PSI, will then send out your email to schedule your exam 
  • PLEASE NOTE: We appreciate your patience as we navigate through the volume of applicants
  • First date to test is September 1, 2022

Cost of Exam: $375

Certification Good for 3 years before Renewal!

Cost of Certification Renewal: $250

Renewal Criteria:

VAD-C(TM) Exam Candidate Handbook:

Study Document Items:

VAD-C(TM) Certification Exam BLUE PRINT: VAD-C(TM) Certification Blue Print

Study Webinar PowerPoint (PDF file) for Members only: Let's Study-Member's Only Review

Location of Testing Sites

VAD-C Certification Board
If interested in participating in test creation or joining a subcommittee, please contact any of the following individuals (clicking a name will create an email)

Carole Ballew Tonya Elliott Caty Johnson Sarah E. Schroeder Michael Petty Sarah Comstock

VAD-C(TM) Certification Board direct email:

Special recognition goes to Stacy Haverstick, ICCAC member and previous VAD program manager at Michigan Medicine. Without her persistent vision and grit, we would not have gotten this far. THIS CERTIFICATION IS FOR HER!!!!

Again, email the VAD-C(TM) Certification Board if you want to contact us with questions or concerns: