CIC® Verification

CIC® Verification via Online

  1. Most current CIC's are listed on the CBIC website.
  2. On the main page, on the top menu bar, find the “Find a CIC®” option on the far right and click on the words, or click here.
  3. This pulls up the primary CIC® Verification page. Here users can search the CIC® database and search for a CIC® by the following criteria:
    1. First Name, Last Name, or both
    2. City
    3. State Abbreviation (such as WI for Wisconsin, GA for Georgia, IL for Illinois, etc.)
    4. Country
    5. Certification Number

** Please be advised that certificants may choose to be excluded from the online directory. If a certificant states that they are certified but you are unable to find them on the directory, please contact CBIC office via email or phone to verify certification.

CIC® Verification via Email

  1. Please send a detailed email to info@cbic.org that contains the following information:
    1. Certificant’s full name; correct spelling of first and last name.
    2. Certification number (if applicable).
  2. Please be sure that the name is correctly spelled and/or you have the correct certification number. The CBIC office usually responds to emails within 24 hours during normal business hours, which are Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm CST.

CIC® Designation

CIC® is a federally registered trademark and property of the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Persons who may use the CIC® designation are those who have successfully passed the initial certification examination or the recertification examination within the previous five years.

Others who may use the CIC® are those past members of the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology whose service was within the previous two years.

Those individuals in these groups who do not recertify within the prescribed time limits may no longer use the CIC® designation.

Sanctions for Inappropriate Use of the CIC® Designation

No other person or persons are permitted to use the CIC® designation including, but not limited to, persons who fail to pass either the initial certification examination or the recertification examination. Individuals discovered using the designation and misrepresenting themselves as certified in infection prevention and control may have the following sanctions imposed upon them:

  • Issuance of a Cease and Desist Order by the Massachusetts Federal Court which can include:
    • A minimum statutory fine of $1000.00
    • Payment of all court costs for trademark owner
  • Deemed untrustworthy or unethical and permanently denied the opportunity to attempt the initial certification exam or recertification exam and the use of the CIC®
  • Deemed untrustworthy or unethical and denied certification even with a passing examination score if the use of the CIC® was made prior to the announcement of the passing grade and awarding of the CIC® by CBIC.

 

Judicial & Ethics Committee

The Judicial & Ethics Committee (JEC) is charged with investigating, adjudicating, and disciplining reported incidents in which certification credentials have been falsified or misrepresented, altered examination score reports have been prepared, and forged educational documents have been presented.

In addition, JEC investigates, adjudicates and recommends or takes appropriate action for the misuse of CIC® by those who have not obtained the right to use the mark or who failed to maintain the right to use the mark by not timely renewing his or her registration. The JEC also investigates and decides claims of unacceptable or harmful practice related behaviors of current certified professionals.

In order to perform its functions, the JEC has adopted operating policies and procedures, which meet the standards of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), which requires that member organizations have an enforceable disciplinary process.

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