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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?

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CIC® Fast Facts

CBIC's certification in infection prevention and control (CIC®) examination is administered via computer testing facilities five days a week all over the globe. There are no pre-scheduled testing dates. Once a candidate has completed their application and deemed eligible the candidate will receive notice that they can schedule their exam via email.  Certification expires every five years.

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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.


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!



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.


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.


CIC® Benefits

There are numerous benefits when it comes to holding the CIC® designation. For a full list, please click here.


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