Successful certification indicates competence in the actual practice of infection prevention and control and healthcare epidemiology, and is intended for individuals who are actively accountable for the infection prevention and control program within their current position.
In order to qualify to sit for your initial certification, you must apply to take the initial certification examination. In order to be eligible to take the initial certification exam, you must meet ALL of the following requirements:
You are accountable for the infection prevention and control activities/program in your setting and this is reflected in your current job description.
You have a post-secondary degree (e.g. associates’* or baccalaureate degree) from an accredited academic facility.
You have had sufficient experience (recommended: two years) in infection prevention and control which includes all three (3) of the following:
And at least two (2) of the remaining five (5) components:
*Equivalent to Canadian two- or three-year diploma from an accredited academic facility
Candidates will be required to submit the following documentation with their application:
If you have any questions about these changes to the CBIC eligibility requirements, please contact the CBIC office at (414) 918-9796 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.