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The Certification Board of Infection Control & Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC®) is a voluntary, autonomous, multidisciplinary board that provides direction for and administers the certification process for professionals in infection control and applied epidemiology. CBIC is independent and separate from any other infection control-related organization or association, but does collaborate with three partner organizations (APIC, IPAC, and IFIC) to help promote the importance of being certified in infection prevention and control (CIC®).

Vision Statement

CBIC is the leading provider of professional certification for infection prevention and control. Certification by CBIC is the standard of excellence that Infection Prevention and Control professionals will seek in order to ensure quality care that the public expects, demands, and deserves.

Mission Statement

The mission of CBIC is to protect the public through the development, administration, and promotion of an accredited certification in infection prevention and control. CBIC maintains and promotes professional certification of the highest quality through the accomplishment of key objectives.

CBIC is accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies, a committee of the National Competency Assessment Organization. NCCA accredits personnel certifying agencies that meet or exceed their standards.

Certification is Commitment!

NCCA's Mission

The NCCA helps to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the accreditation of a variety of certification programs/organizations that assess professional competency. The NCCA uses a peer review process to:

  • Establish accreditation standards;
  • Evaluate compliance with the standards;
  • Recognize organizations/programs which demonstrate compliance; and
  • Serve as a resource on quality certification.

The NCCA will be an administratively independent resource recognized as the authority on accreditation standards for professional certification organizations/programs. Based on sound principles, NCCA standards will be optimal and comprehensive criteria for organizational process and performance. They will be broadly recognized, objective, and current benchmarks for certifying bodies to achieve and by which they operate.

Please click here to view the CBIC Bylaws.

CBIC offers examinations to all eligible persons regardless of age, gender, race, religion, national origin or disability.

CBIC has a process and procedure for filing grievances with the organization. Please click here for a full copy of the Judicial & Ethics policy.

Click here to view the CBIC Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct.