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Becoming certified shows a commitment to best practices in infection prevention and control and improved care regardless of the facility type in which one practices. -- Lynn Fine, PhD, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
Being a CIC to me means that I am considered as a subject matter expert to my peers and within my organization. -- Latasha Richards, MSN, RN, CIC
I have stayed an IP because every day I am able to use my clinical skills, knowledge, creativity, impact and influence to make a difference. -- Jeannie Sanborn, RN, BS, MS, CIC
Absolutely go for it! Sure, it's work, but so worthwhile.

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CBIC Welcomes New Executive Director

jessica dangels

Jessica Dangles, MS, PMP, will begin her role as Executive Director with the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) on January 24, 2022. Under her leadership, CBIC will continue to assess and maintain infection prevention competency through the certification in infection prevention and control (CIC®).

Jessica has extensive experience with non-profit organizations and measuring standards of excellence in healthcare. She began her career in certification at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, working on the nurse licensure examination NCLEX. From there she accepted a position at the American Osteopathic Association, serving as the Certification Director for the American Osteopathic board of Family Physicians, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. Most recently, she was the Accreditation Standards Manager at the American College of Surgeons within the Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies, a Master of Science in Human Resources, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She believes certification is essential to patient safety and public protection and looks forward to working with the CBIC board and staff to positively impact infection and infection control practices.

 

CBIC Long-Term Care Certification 

 

Certification in Long-Term Care is aligned with CBIC’s vision of “healthcare without infection through verifiable competency.” The Practice Analysis is now complete and the next step in the process will be creating test questions for this new exam. Test development will continue through 2022 with the goal of the long-term care examination going live in 2023. The progress made thus far is exciting and we look forward to sharing more details as we move into the New Year. If Long-Term Care certification sparks your interest click the link below to get communication updates. 

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Updated Eligibility Requirements

CBIC routinely evaluates CIC® eligibility requirements. This is done by regularly monitoring trends found among qualifications in CBIC’s pool of applicants and in the event any common questions or concerns are raised among certificants or prospects regarding the eligibility criteria. As of June 1, 2021, there are revised eligibility requirements for CIC® Initial Certification and for Lapsed Certificants. It is highly recommended you review all the eligibility requirements prior to applying.

Review the new requirements.

 

 

8772:

Number of individuals certified in Infection Control.

282:

Number of individuals certified in Associate – Infection Prevention and Control.

(Updated 12/3/21)

 

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CBIC Multimedia

Podcasts or webinars? Teleclasses or brochure materials? Our multimedia page addresses frequently asked questions, showcases some of our amazing CICs, and continues to inform the public about the industry.

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CIC® in the Spotlight

Why did you choose a career in infection prevention and control? What does being a CIC® mean to you? View our Spotlight series, and find out how you can become featured!

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Why Certify?

Still on the fence about certification? Find resources for educating others about the value of a CIC® Credential, a Why Certify? infographic, and an infection prevention recruitment video.

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The CIC® is recognized as the premiere infection prevention and control certification for nurses in Canada.

79%

of certificate holders find their CIC® very impactful.

36%

of certificate holders earned a raise or better position after earning the certification.

82%

of certificate holders would recommend a CIC® certification to their peers.

CIC® is the only accredited certification in infection prevention and control. Accredited Certification Matters

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