CBIC Practice Analysis, Beta Testing, and the Revised CIC® Exam 

Reliability and validity of the CIC® examination is ensured through the test development process. CBIC follows best practices for test development and cut score as determined by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E). CBIC is committed to routinely performing a Practice Analysis to ensure that the examination accurately reflects the responsibilities and required knowledge of those practicing in the field of infection prevention and controlThe most recent Practice Analysis was completed in 2020; over 1,400 IPs from around the world participated! Their responses were used to develop new test specifications, forming an updated exam blueprint. Learn more from CBIC President Janet Glowicz on the importance of this process.

Thank you to all beta testing participants! With the conclusion of the beta testing period, new passing standards will be created and validated. Test takers will receive the results of their exam mid-December and if a candidate is deemed passing, they will be CIC® certified. There will be no CIC® examination available from October 2021-December 2021. The a-IPC and recertification exams are still available.