According to Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)'s official website, the CCT examination contains 130 multiple choice questions - 110 scored and 20 unscored - with a time limit of two hours. The test will include both traditional and innovative question types.
20 of the CCT exam questions are unscored and these are unidentified and randomly distributed throughout the exam to get performance data. The exam score of the candidate is based on the answers of the 110 scored questions.
The total duration of the exam is 2 hours; one hour and fifty minutes for the body of exam and ten minutes for a pre-exam tutorial and post-exam survey.
The exam content is based on the findings of a Job Task Analysis (JTA) which describes all the tasks a CCT generally performs on the job and the general knowledge that is required to perform the tasks. This content is developed by subject matter experts in the cardiovascular profession. To keep the exams relevant to current practices in the field, JTA is performed every five years for all nine of the exams that CCI offers. Ongoing statistical analysis is performed by professionals with a doctorate in industrial and organizational Psychology.
The tasks stated below are the activities that a cardiographic technician is supposed to perform on the job. The tasks also portray the relative weight of the given main content areas on the exam.
CCI's official website recommends the following sources to help you prepare for the exam.