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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.

-- Marcia Patrick, RN, MSN, CIC What are you waiting for?


Updated CIC® Testing Timeline

Reliability and validity of the CIC® examination is ensured through the test development process. The current examination form will be phased out and will no longer be available beginning on July 22, 2021. May 28th is the last day to submit applications for the current CIC® exam. All interested applicants should verify you are eligible and apply before the deadline.  

Before the revised CIC® exam is released, beta testers who meet the eligibility requirements must take the exam to set the new cut, or passing, score. CBIC needs your help in this final essential process! All beta testers will receive a $100 discount off of the regular $375 price. The beta test application will open June 1, 2021 for the August-September testing window. Once applications are approved, beta testers must complete the exam by September 30, 2021.

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Honoring CIC and a-IPC Preventionists

We have all been living through a historic pandemic! It has been a year of challenges and changes. CBIC will not be able to hold our CIC reception at the APIC conference this year, but we want to honor you and your work. You are amazing, and showing up every day to protect your patients, residents, and healthcare personnel was and is a tremendous feat! CBIC would like to record your stories, your honest and real pandemic struggles and successes. Please submit your story by May 17, 2021. CBIC will randomly select 25 individuals who submit a story to win a CBIC/CIC swag package!

Sumbit your COVID-19 story

New CBIC and CIC® Merchandise is here

You have worked hard to become certified; it is time to show off your accomplishment! CBIC is thrilled to announce we have new merchandise available for purchase to proudly represent your achievement. 

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Infection prevention certification is not what it used to be—it is more valuable.

Janet Glowicz, CBIC President, shares her thoughts on the value of certification and how certification is evolving due to changes within the infection prevention and control community. "How to Become a Certified Infection Preventionist" in Infection Control Today expresses CBIC's vision to a day when verified infection prevention competency is a standard for IPs across the health care continuum.

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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. Effective June 1, 2021 there are revised eligibility requirements for CIC® Initial Certification and for Lapsed Certificants. Make sure to review the new requirements and apply before they go into effect if you no longer meet the new requirements. Download the PDF version. 

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Number of individuals certified in Infection Control.

(Updated 5/11/21)

COVID-19 Updates:

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 (Updated 2/3/21)

COVID-19 and CBIC Updates


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CBIC and CIC Products

Here at CBIC, we want you to be able to wear your certification with pride! Check out our official CIC® merchandise so that you can display your accomplishments in style.


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.


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!


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.


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


of certificate holders find their CIC® very impactful.


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


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