Recertification by Infection Prevention Units (IPUs) Overview
Update: 2023 IPU applications are now open.
The last day to submit payment is October 31, 2023.
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.
Recertifying candidates may recertify either by passing a web-based recertification examination or through continuing education, hereby referred to as Infection Prevention Units (IPUs).
You can accumulate IPUs at any point during your five-year recertification period. To make the process go smoothly, we have gathered some useful links as resources.
NEW! IPU Overview Flyer
NEW! View our IPU Portfolio Guide.
Professional Organization Participation Templates
-Chapter Leader Template*
-Appointment Letter Template*
*Please note these templates are meant to act as a guide and should be updated accordingly. See CBIC's IPU Portfolio Guide for more information on the Recertification by IPU process.
APIC Webinar: CIC® Recertification Overview
Still have questions? Visit the frequently asked questions page for more information.
Sign into your Profile: https://secure.cbic.org/imiscbic/cbic/profile/ Click on "My IPUs" on the top navigation panel. This header will only appear if you are actively certified.
- Click "Add New IPU" to being entering credits.
- Click "Pay Now" when you are ready to submit your credits in the final year of your certification.
- Click the "Submit my Application for Review" button once you see the three green check marks at the bottom of your portfolio.