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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?


CBIC Long-Term Care Job Analysis

CBIC is conducting a comprehensive job analysis of Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care. As part of this research project, IPs in Long-Term Care are invited to participate in an online survey that will validate the tasks performed in the field and the knowledge needed to perform those tasks competently. The participation of IPs in Long-Term Care is critical to ensuring the success of this study. If you have current or recent experience as an IP in Long-Term Care, we ask that you complete the survey linked below. The survey will take approximately 30 - 60 minutes to finish and can be saved and completed in multiple sessions. Please note, the survey will be completely confidential, and all background and experience questions are asked for the purpose of research only.

In recognition of the value of your time, you will be offered the chance to enter a drawing to win a $25 gift card, to be randomly awarded to 10 respondents. To be entered into the drawing you must complete the entire survey. The survey must be submitted by Friday, August 6, 2021.

Take the Survey

Updated CIC® Testing Timeline

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 is now open for the August-September testing window. Once applications are approved, beta testers must complete the exam by September 30, 2021. There will be no CIC® examination available from October 2021-December 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. Even though CBIC is not able to hold our CIC reception at the APIC conference, we are glad 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! 

Thank you to all CICs, a-IPCs, and interested candidates for sharing your stories, your honest and real pandemic struggles and successes. Please take the time to read each story to learn why being certified was so important during these unprecedented times or how it inspired individuals to become certified in the future.

Read the Stories

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.

(Updated 7/5/21)

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