Review the eligibility guidelines page.
Candidates are required to submit a $410 examination fee with their application.
This certification examination is geared toward the professional who has had at least two years of full-time experience in infection prevention and control. Review the eligibility guidelines page for further information about work experience.
Examination Appointment Policy
Please refer to CBIC's Examination Appointment Policy for information on rescheduling your examination appointment, requesting an extension to your current appointment date or eligibility end date, or cancelling your appointment date and/or eligibility altogether.
New! Effective January 1, 2023:
The exam will have the following structure effective January 1, 2023:
Introduction & Tutorial: 10 Minutes
Section 1: 90 Minutes
Candidate Break: 16 Minutes
Section 2: 90 Minutes
Survey: 5 Minutes
An optional, 16-minute scheduled break is built into the examination after 90 minutes. The first 75 questions must be completed in 90 minutes. When you are in the first 90-minute section of the examination, you will receive three timer alert warnings before the break begins. An alert will appear at 30, 15, and 5 minutes indicating the time remaining in that section. You will not be able to return to the first section of the examination after the break. If you decide to take the optional candidate break, please ensure you notify and receive confirmation from the proctor and are returned to your seat before the 16 minutes has expired. You will have to allow time (5-6 minutes) to complete the standard check-in procedures when you return to the examination. You are not allowed to use any electronic devices or phones during breaks. Emergency/unscheduled breaks will be documented and any activity that is deemed unusual by the proctor will be documented. If the proctor observes a candidate leaving the testing environment for any reason you may be subject to:
-psychometric review of your examination
-results being placed on hold or withdrawn
Visit our Prometric Experience page for more information on scheduling and what to expect on your test day.