PACS Certification

The information below is a chart of PACS Certification Guidelines for the different types of certifications offered by both the PACS Administrators Registry and Certification Association (PARCA) and the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP). It shows the various seminars and self study courses that OTech offers that will assist you to prepare for the certification you desire. Note that the actual passing of the certification exam depends on the level of preparation, skills, and amount of study; there is no promise or guarantee to successful passing any of these certifications using the courses and tools as listed. More details about each of the certifications as well as a comparison and detailed list of subjects is included in the CIIP vs PARCA article.

PACS Certification
Type Knowledge Skills Face to Face Seminars Self Study (CBT) Books & Study Guides
PACS Associate IT: Computer, Operating Systems, Databases, Data Representations, Networking, Security Fundamentals of Clinical and IT Healthcare IT Package IT Associate Study Guide
Clinical: Medical Terminology, Anatomy, Radiology Imaging, Process Flow, Priors and Outside exams Healthcare Clinical Package Clinical Associate Study Guide
PARCA CPAS Certification
PACS System Analyst PACS Overview, Acquisition, Viewing, Archiving, Integration, Workflow, System Administration, Outside Radiology, HIPAA, Implementation PACS System Administration PACS CPSA Package System Administrator Study Guide
PARCA CPSA Certification
PACS Operations Analyst Procurement, Project Management, Operations, Communications, Training and Education, Image Management, Information Technology, Systems Management, Clinical Engineering, Medical Informatics   PACS CBT Training Health Imaging and Informatics (CIIP) Study Guide
ABII CIIP Certification


CIIP Study Guide - $120
HL7 Study Guide - $115
PACS Clinical Package - $550
PACS IT Package - $550

Training Schedule

JAN 10
PACS On-line Core Essentials

JAN 11
DICOM On-line Core Essentials

JAN 12
HL7 v2 On-line Core Essentials

JAN 13
HL7 FHIR On-line Core Essentials

FEB 7-10
DICOM On-line Certification Bootcamp

MAR 21-23
PACS System Admin Online Cert. (PARCA CPSA) Bootcamp

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