Understanding CBIC and the CIC® Credential

Educating others about why you want to take the CIC® Exam and the value of having a CIC® Credential is one of the first steps to becoming certified. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to do that, which is why we've created resources and materials to guide you through each step of the process.

See below for information on discussing the examination with your supervisor and employer, ways to fund your examination, and a helpful PowerPoint explanatory presentation.

Talking to your Supervisor

Asking your supervisor for permission for certification can be stressful and it’s hard to know where to start. This is why we have created a resource for future CIC®s to take to their supervisors. Please download the Letter to Your Supervisor and fill in the highlighted fields. Then review and print the Marketing Toolkit and take the materials to your supervisor.

Toolkit Contents:

Presenting on CBIC and the CIC® credential

The presentation can be viewed in either a long version or a short version. Both presentations have sample script written in the notes section.

  • Some of the topics that will be covered include:
    • Why Certify?
    • Why the CIC®?
    • Use of the CIC® Credential
    • An Overview of the Certification Process
    • The Making of the CIC® Exam
    • Validity
    • Eligibility
    • Exam Resources

Funding your Examination

We also have created tools to help you get to the exam itself! View our resources for funding or reimbursement for the CIC® Exam (PDF version) and a template letter to a foundation, requesting funding.

Infection Prevention Recruitment Video from APIC

APIC recently introduced a new recruitment video that can be used by anyone to introduce students, interns, staff, and administrators to the infection preventionist role. View the video below and share with your team to introduce them to the value of infection prevention.