About the CIC® Exam
The CIC® examination is the standardized measure of the basic knowledge, skills and abilities expected of professionals working in the field of infection prevention and control. The initial certification examination is offered five to seven days a week at testing centers throughout the United States, Canada, and international sites around the world. The initial certification exam is available in English and Canadian French.
The initial certification exam is an objective, multiple-choice examination consisting of 150 questions. 135 of these questions are used to compute the score. The examination content is based upon results of a practice analysis, which is a survey of practicing professionals in infection prevention and control that is conducted by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC ®) every 4-5 years.
The most recent practice analysis was conducted in 2014. The practice analysis determines the scope of knowledge and responsibilities that are currently required by, and are representative of, individuals practicing infection prevention and control. It is important to recognize that the examination content is based on this information, even though all elements of the examination may not seem to be directly relevant to every individual taking the exam.
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