CIC® Recertification by Examination Overview
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.
Effective January 1, 2026, the open-book untimed recertification examination will no longer be offered. Recertification will be obtainable through infection prevention units (IPUs) or by retaking the initial CIC® proctored examination. To learn more, view the Frequently Asked Questions page.