Today there is no national standard for the competence or credentials of healthcare vendors. There is no specific requirement for licensure, certification, registration, or education of healthcare vendors. However, the Joint Commission recognizes a few standards that affect anyone who may directly impact the quality and safety of patient care. Clinical monitors are not directly involved in patient care, but we can have impact on the safety and quality of the care of patients being treated in clinical research trials. In fact, GCP is our standard for ensuring data is accurate and credible and that trial subjects are protected from harm. Because of this influence, some healthcare institutions are considering monitors as healthcare vendors. Thus we are faced with the same dilemma the pharmaceutical and medical device representatives are dealing with at this time – vendor credentialing.