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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. Examples of long-term care settings include:

  • 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 LTC-CIP is offered worldwide. 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, ProProctorTMThe 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.

Eligibility Requirements for the LTC-CIP

**Review the eligibility requirements page for additional information.** 

Candidates will be required to submit the following documentation with their application:

  • Signed Attestation Statement  (to be filled out by the candidate only-please note, this is not the same form used for CIC)

  • Proof of Degree (copy of transcript or degree/diploma)
  • $275 application fee*
    • *(this is a reduced application fee for beta testing, the fee will increase to $410 in February 2023)
  • To apply, please use the following link:

Application Instructions 

Step-by-step instructions on how to apply are available here.

  1. Create a login and password.

2. Fill out an application.

Application Process

New! CBIC is now accepting applications for the LTC-CIP beta test examination: . The application will close on October 3, 2022. The beta test examination will have a reduced application fee of $275.

The beta testing period will take place September 15, 2022-October 15, 2022. Results from the beta test will be released in early January 2023. 

Between October 16, 2022-January 31, 2023, the long-term care certification examination will not be available. The exam will re-open for regular testing in early February 2023.