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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?

Announcements

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!

Submit your application

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.

 

 

8384:

Number of individuals certified in Infection Control.

247:

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

(Updated 9/7/21)

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 info@cbic.org. (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.

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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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