Coming in 2020: About the a-IPC Exam
What is the a-IPC?
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 an objective, multiple-choice examination consisting of 100 questions. 85 of these questions are used in computing the score.
How do I take the a-IPC?
There are no eligibility requirements necessary to apply for the a-IPC. 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.
To find a Testing Center nearest to you, please visit https://www.prometric.com/test-takers/search/cbic.
How long is the a-IPC valid for?
The a-IPC is valid for three years and is not renewable. Once the three-year period is up, it is expected that candidates will continue on to get their CIC®. This demonstrates commitment to the field of IPC, as well as mastery of knowledge.