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 is committed to performing a Practice Analysis every 4 to 5 years to ensure that the CIC® examination accurately reflects the responsibilities and required knowledge of those practicing in the field of infection prevention and control. Once this process is complete, the examination is updated to reflect the new standards. Learn more from CBIC President Janet Glowicz on the importance of this process.

Before the revised CIC® exam is released, CBIC will need beta testers who meet the eligibility requirements to take the exam to set the new cut, or passing, score. Beta test applications closed August 6, 2021. Approved applicants for the beta test must complete the exam between August 2 - September 30, 2021. Test takers will receive the results of their exam later in the year and if a candidate is deemed passing, they will be CIC® certified. The content outline is a useful tool for course and curriculum preparation and to judge the relevance of topics to the content of the examination. 

How does this affect you?

  • If you already have an approved application or exam scheduled for the beta test, you must take the exam by September 30. Please note that you will not be able to request an extension.
    • If you cannot find a testing date, you may need to cancel your eligibility to receive a partial refund of $195 or you will forfeit your full fees should you fail to schedule.
  • If you are planning to test later in the year, there will be no CIC® examination available from October 2021-December 2021.

CBIC Revised CIC® Testing Timeline