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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?


Competency Advancement Assistance (CAA) Program applications are now being accepted!

This program is limited to APIC members who are pursuing initial CIC® certification or recertification who have little financial support from their work for certification or demonstrate financial need. Assistance includes both APIC educational materials and CIC® exam fee reimbursement upon successful exam completion. Applicants must understand and meet CBIC’s eligibility requirements and be prepared to take the CIC® initial exam or recertification exam no later than May 1, 2021. For additional information or to fill out an application, visit the Competency Advancement Assistance Program page.

Completed applications must be submitted to APIC before July 31st, 2020.


A Message from the CBIC President about COVID-19

"As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, it is imperative that we remain steadfast in our infection prevention efforts. Your CIC® credential sets you apart and is a visible reminder of your role as a leader in infection prevention and control."

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June E-Newsletter

COVID-19 and CBIC updates, the a-IPC launch, and more

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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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