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.
Successfully completing the recertification process demonstrates continued mastery of knowledge in infection prevention and control.
In addition to ensuring that your infection prevention and control knowledge is up-to-date, the recertification process proves to your employer that you are dedicated to continuous learning and that you can meet a certain standard of infection prevention competency.
There are two methods to obtain recertification:
Recertification by Examination
Update: effective January 1, 2026, recertification can be obtained through infection prevention units (IPUs) or by retaking the initial CIC® proctored examination. The open-book, untimed recertification examination will no longer be offered.
Recertification by Continuing Education