Recertification by Infection Prevention Units (IPUs) Overview

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).

What's next?

  • A complete list of IPUs can be downloaded here. All documentation must be uploaded electronically.
  • Download a presentation about IPUs to help educate you and your team about recertification by continuing education.
  • Download the IPUs Manual for step-by-step instructions on the portfolio submission process, a tracking sheet to help you record your activities throughout the year, and more.
  • Review the below infographic, which outlines the entire IPUs process.

Start filling out your portfolio.

  • Sign into your Profile: Click on "Recertification" on the left side navigation menu.
    • Proceed through the following pages to indicate that you are certified and to update any contact information.
    • Select "I wish to recertify by continuing education."
    • Select "Manage your continuing education data."

What to Expect After Submitting Your Portfolio

The entire application process can take up to 30 days from date of receipt. Please allow 30 days after submitting your professional portfolio before contacting CBIC.

Once your professional portfolio has been reviewed, you will receive an email indicating whether or not your portfolio units met the prescribed criteria.