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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

A Welcome Message from our 2021 CBIC President, Janet Glowicz

2020 was a year that emphasized the importance of the infection prevention and control field. CBIC is proud to support each and every dedicated individual doing their part to keep healthcare personnel and those to whom they provide care safe. Your knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed more than ever before; as 2021 CBIC President, I hope that your commitment to competency in infection prevention results in confidence as you face the future of infection prevention.

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CBIC Digital Badging 

We recognize that becoming certified is a professional milestone, and now you have an easy way to show off your credential. CBIC is proud to partner with Credly's Acclaim platform to provide Digital Badging. Digital badging will allow CICs to promote themselves and their certifications through social media, email, PDF, or print. 

Learn more about Digital Badging

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. 

Review the new requirements.

2021 IPU Manual Update

Recertification by Infection Prevention Units (IPUs) launched as additional pathway to recertification in 2020. With the completion of the first year, CBIC has implemented feedback into a revised 2021 IPU manual for those individuals due to recertify in 2021. We have adjusted the categories to reflect the new changes and added examples of acceptable activities for each category. These changes will not alter the recertification by examination process.   

8228:

Number of individuals certified in Infection Control.

(Updated 2/3/21)

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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