The following documents constitute the CSCP Certification Exam Package, and are suggested to help your preparation for the Certifying Exam.

These documents are also essential readings as it relates to the internal governance of our Society. 

CSCP Certification Exam Package

The National Entry-Level Competency Profile for Clinical Perfusionists was first developed by the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion (CSCP) in 1996.  Revisions were published in 2003, 2009 and 2015. 

The competency profile outlines the compulsory skills of an entry-to-practice perfusionist to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and ethical patient care in a variety of work environments. Companion resources are used in conjunction with the profile to provide further guidance and details to support the competencies outlined within the profile.

December 2022 Competency Profile

December 2022 Blueprint

Manual for assistance with preparing for the exam

Reference list for studying for the National Certifying Exam

Mission Statement

The mission of the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion is to encourage and foster the development of the profession of Clinical Perfusion through education and certification, so as to provide optimum patient care.

Code of Ethical Conduct

A perfusionist shall recognize that the term “professional ethics” incorporates a commitment toservice, to competent practice and to consistent development for the benefit of the community. This code shall guide the conduct of the perfusionist in all circumstances.

Regulations of the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion

In keeping with the fundamental objective of providing the highest standard of care for patients, the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion (CSCP) has prepared this document to:

  1. Set forth a philosophical approach to patient care that is consistent with that of the medical profession.

  2. Provide a general framework which identifies the scope of responsible and accountable practice for the Clinical Perfusionist to assist the physician in the delivery of optimal health care.

  3. Contribute to the development of standards of practice for perfusionists in Canada.

  4. Increase the awareness in the medical community of the unique role of the perfusionist’s clinical expertise for the cardiovascular patient.

  5. Define the term “perfusionist” in relation with other allied medical specialties.

The primary objective of the CSCP is the promotion of high standards of professional skill and knowledge of health care practitioners known as Clinical Perfusionists, who are responsible for providing safe, efficient and effective Extracorporeal Circulation and other related procedures.