Certifications

A growing number of employers expect candidates to have or be working toward their Certification in Infection Prevention and Control, or CIC®, credential. Take the next step in your career by becoming certified in infection prevention and control!

Steps to get started toward CIC certification

  1. Browse the CBIC website to see eligibility requirements, frequently asked questions, re-certification information, and take a short practice exam.
  2. APIC has multiple study tools available online as well as a Competency Advancement Assistance Program. See what’s available here.
  3. Tell your local or state chapter you are thinking about certifying and get plugged in with a study group!

Maintaining your Certification

Recertification is required in order to maintain the CIC® designation. All currently certified (CIC®) professionals in infection prevention and control are eligible for recertification during the year that their certification is due to expire.

Recertifying candidates may recertify either by passing a web-based recertification examination or through continuing education.

Recertification by Infection Prevention Units (IPUs) is a process whereby recertification after the initial CIC® exam can be accomplished by obtaining a minimum of 40 IPUs in accredited content relevant to infection prevention and control and matching at least six of the current domains.

Click here for more information on recertification