The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) endorses the concept of voluntary, periodic certification for all infection prevention and control professionals meeting educational and practice requirements.

The purpose of the certification process is to protect the public by:

  • Providing standardized measurement of current basic knowledge needed for persons practicing infection prevention and control in all healthcare settings.
  • Encouraging individual growth and study, thereby promoting professionalism among infection prevention and control professionals.
  • Formally recognizing infection prevention and control professionals who fulfill the requirements for certification.

A part of APIC's Certification: The Defining Difference campaign, this video describes the importance of certification.