CIC® Recertification by Examination Overview
Update: 2023 recertification examination applications are now open.
What is recertification?
Recertification is required in order to maintain the CIC® designation. All currently certified (CIC®) professionals in infection prevention and control are eligible for recertification during the year that their certification is due to expire.
How do I take the recertification examination?
To maintain current certification, the internet-based recertification examination must be purchased by November 30 and completed by 11:59 pm Greenwich Mean Time (6:59 pm EST) on December 31 of the CIC®s recertifying year. Please scroll down to view helpful information about the examination platform and process. The content outline is a general guide of the content covered on the recertification examination.
Online Recertification Application
You are not required to submit any supporting documentation to take the examination. The exam may be purchased in your online profile in the year of your recertification. The recertification examination is open-book and untimed, however it must be taken independently.
If you have any questions please contact CBIC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updates for 2023:
Effective January 3, 2023, CBIC is updating the score reports for the CIC® recertification examination. The difficulty of the examination is not changing nor is the examination content. More information is available below on the updates to the CIC® recertification examination score reports.
For the CIC® recertification examination, there is one reported pass/fail decision score. A candidate needs a total test scaled score of at least 700 to pass the CIC® recertification examination. Scaled scores are determined by converting the number of questions answered correctly to a scaled score that ranges from 300 to 900. Scaled scores provide a uniform frame of reference, based on the standard adopted by CBIC of the amount of knowledge necessary to pass, without regard to the specific examination form or version taken.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sample Pass Report
Sample Fail Report