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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?


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.   

A Farewell Message from our Current CBIC President, Linda Goss

We are all not likely to forget 2020 any time soon and recognize the intense spotlight that infection preventionists have been under.  To that end, the tremendous amount work that IP’s around the globe have been engaged in and continue to do so is commendable.  The fight isn’t over but there is a bright spot with the New Year quickly approaching.  Furthermore, CBIC has continued to work on monitoring and evaluating the new initiatives that were introduced earlier in the year and the accomplishments of the Board of Directors and the staff is worth noting. 

Read the entire farewell message.

Take Your CIC® Status into Retirement 

Individuals who have maintained certification by recertifying every five years not only demonstrate a continued commitment to best practices in infection prevention and control but also serve as advocates for the CIC® and for CBIC.

In an effort to recognize the contributions and professional achievements of CICs in the field of infection prevention and control, individuals entering retirement who currently hold the CIC® credential and meet specific criteria may obtain Emeritus CIC® Status.

Find out if you qualify and complete your application. 



Number of individuals certified in Infection Control.

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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

Due to COVID-19, the CBIC Office is temporarily closed. CBIC Staff are working remotely and will respond to all inquiries in a timely manner. Please note: the best way to reach CBIC is by emailing

A Message from CBIC about COVID-19

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