About the Long-Term Care Certification in Infection Prevention (LTC-CIP)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), long-term care homes provide a variety of services, both medical and personal care, to people who are unable to live independently. In the United States, it is estimated that 1 to 3 million serious infections occur every year in:
- nursing homes
- skilled nursing facilities
- assisted living facilities
The LTC-CIP provides a standardized measure of the basic knowledge, skills and abilities expected of professionals working in the field. Successful long-term care infection prevention certification indicates competence in the practice of infection prevention and control within a long-term care setting.
The exam is an objective, multiple-choice examination consisting of 150 questions. 135 of these questions are used to compute the score. Individuals have the option to schedule to take the examination at a Prometric testing center or Prometric's remote testing system, ProProctorTM. The list of primary and secondary references used to develop the exam are now available under Exam Prep Resources.
The LTC-CIP was written by actively working infection preventionists in long-term care settings. Content was developed based on the 2021 Practice Analysis. Learn more about how the examination is written by reading the Practice Analysis and reviewing the content outline.