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.

CIC® Candidate Toolkit

Pursuing your certification can be stressful. From approaching your supervisor about potentially sitting for the CIC® to learning the ins and outs of the certification process, it can be overwhelming. This is why we have created the Candidate Toolkit as a resource for future CIC®s. Review and print the entire toolkit or download the separate documents below.

Toolkit Contents:

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.

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:
    • Background - CBIC and the CIC® Exam
    • Why Certify?
    • The Certification Process (a-IPC and CIC®)
    • Eligibility/How to Qualify
    • The Recertification Process
    • The Making of the CIC® Exam
    • a-IPCTM Exam
    • Validity
    • How to Prepare for the Exam
    • Resources

Articles on Certification and the CIC®

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.