International Candidates - Testing Centers

We try to best accommodate those who are looking to become certified. To see if you have a testing center in your country, please click here.

If you do not find a testing center in an area near you, please email

Certificates for Candidates Outside the United States and Canada

All candidates who have passed the CIC® Initial and Recertification exams may request a certificate. Instructions for downloading and/or requesting the certificate are found in the congratulatory email sent by CBIC.

E-Certificates (PDFs) may be downloaded for free. If a physical certificate is requested, there will be a $70 flat fee assessed to cover shipping and handling services outside the United States and Canada. Please allow 8-10 business weeks to recieve your certificate.

*Shipment of the physical certificate cannot be guaranteed internationally due to customs and postal services. When requesting, please use a business address with country code.

One can request a physical certificate here

French Canadian Exam

CBIC offers a French Canadian translation of the CIC® initial certification examination! Since CBIC works closely with IPAC Canada, and the official languages of Canada are English and French, it was important to offer our future CICs in Canada a French Canadian option for the CIC® certification examination. However, the exam will be available at Prometric testing facilities around the world. Please note that the material on the examination is the same as the material found on the English exam. The French Canadian exam has the exact same content outline as the English version. CBIC has also translated the Candidate Handbook, Content Outline, and Eligibility Requirements.

Apply for the French Canadian examination here.

For more information, you can listen to a podcast recorded by CBIC Director Chris Zirges, RN, ACNS-BS, CIC on the process of translating the initial CIC® examination into Canadian French. If you have any questions regarding the French Canadian initial exam, the translated Candidate Handbook, or any other questions pertaining to the CIC® credential or CBIC itself, please feel free to contact the CBIC Executive Office at

Where in the World are CICs?

We currently have certificants represented in over 40 countries worldwide - see for yourself!