Coming in 2020: About the a-IPC Exam
The a-IPC (Associate – Infection Prevention and Control) entry-level certification examination is a measure of basic infection prevention competency. It is intended for the novice IP and for those interested in pursuing careers in infection prevention and control. It is also intended for those who do not meet the eligibility requirements for the CIC®. The a-IPC is offered five to seven days a week at testing centers throughout the United States, Canada, and international sites around the world.
The a-IPC is an objective, multiple-choice examination consisting of 100 questions. 85 of these questions are used in computing 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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