CBIC Test Committee Applications Open
CBIC is currently seeking applications for non-Board members to fill open positions on the Test Committee. This 3-year term begins January 1, 2022 and ends December 31, 2024.
The Test Committee serves as content experts and works with the testing company on all activities related to exam. To be considered for the Test Committee, you must be currently certified, and have successfully taken both the initial certification examination and the online recertification examination at some point during your certification.
Applications are due by October 8, 2021. Interested? Click the link to learn more about the Test Committee and complete your application!
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OSAP Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (DICAM)
CBIC is proud to promote OSAP Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (DICAM). DICAM was introduced to help clinicians and infection control coordinators promote a safe, professional environment, encourage patient dialogue, attract new patients, and enhance the overall image of their practice. In September, providers can demonstrate commitment to infection prevention and patient safety with their patients. The theme of this year's DICAM is "Spread the Word, Prevent Infections". Each week will have a different infection control focus:
* Week One: Hand Hygiene
* Week Two: Dental Unit Waterlines
* Week Three : Personal Protective Equipment
* Week Four: Instrument Sterilization
* Week Five: Infection Control Coordinator
Learn more about DICAM
Updated CIC® Testing Timeline
Before the revised CIC® exam is released, beta testers that met the updated eligibility requirements will take the exam to set the new cut, or passing, score. Beta test applications closed August 6, 2021. Approved applicants must complete the exam between August 2 - September 30, 2021 no extensions will be granted. Test takers will receive the results of their exam later in the year and if a candidate is deemed passing, they will be CIC® certified. There will be no CIC® examination available from October 2021-December 2021. The a-IPC and recertification exams are still available.
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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.
Number of individuals certified in Infection Control.
Number of individuals certified in Associate – Infection Prevention and Control.
The CBIC Executive Office staff are currently working remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Mailing of international (outside the US) paper certificates and all merchandise orders will take longer to mail out as staff works remotely.
CBIC Staff are working remotely and will respond to all emails and phone calls in a timely manner.
Please note: the best way to reach CBIC Staff is by emailing email@example.com. (Updated 2/3/21)
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