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Certification in Infection Control (CIC®)

Certification Webinar

Discounts for CIC®

Effective January 1, 2016 a newly certified CIC® will receive a $50 discount applied to his/her IPAC Canada membership in the membership year following certification. This will not apply to CIC® renewals.

Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc (CBIC)

The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) is a voluntary, autonomous, multidisciplinary board that provides direction for, and administers to, the certification process for professionals in infection prevention and control and applied epidemiology. CBIC is independent and separate from any other infection control - related organization or association.

This is the most widely recognized examination for infection control professionals in North America. Partnership with IPAC Canada has resulted in collaboration on examination questions, exam centres being held across Canada and a IPAC Chapter award. A PowerPoint presentation describing the role of CBIC is available below.

Certification en prèvention et en contrôle des infections

CBIC is excited to announce the launch of a French Canadian translation of the CIC® initial certification examination! The French Canadian exam has the same content outline as the English version. CBIC has also translated the Candidate Handbook, which can be found here.

At this time, CBIC is offering a $50 discount on all French Canadian examination applications now through September 1, 2016. Contact CBIC for more information and before applying at info@cbic.org.


IPAC Canada Statement on Certification*

Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC Canada) endorses as a core requirement for the position of Infection Prevention and Control Professional (ICP) the achievement and maintenance of certification in infection prevention and control (CIC®) from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology Inc. (CBIC).

Certification signifies that the specialized body of knowledge required for competent performance of current infection prevention and control practice has been attained and maintained..

An ICP prepared for certification through a combination of a recognized course(s), on the job mentoring and life-long learning. The CIC® should be completed between 2-5 years of assuming the roles and responsibilities of infection prevention and control.

*2016, in collaboration with the Network of Networks Interest Group


Prévention et contrôle des infections Canada (PCI Canada) recommande en tant qu’exigence fondamentale pour un poste de professionnel de la prévention et du contrôle des infections (professionnel de la PCI) l’obtention et la mise à jour régulière de la certification en prévention et en contrôle des infections (CIC®) administrée par le Certification Board of Infection Contrôle and Epidemiology (CBIC). 

La certification signifie que la personne certifiée possède et garde à jour les connaissances spécialisées nécessaires à l’exécution compétente des pratiques actuelles de la prévention et du contrôle des infections. 

La professionnelle ou le professionnel de la PCI s’est préparé à obtenir la certification par une combinaison de moyens, dont un (ou plus d’un) cours reconnu, le mentorat au travail et l’apprentissage continu. L’obtention du CIC®  devrait se faire deux à cinq ans après qu’une personne assume les rôles et les responsabilités de la prévention et du contrôle des infections. 

*2016, en collaboration avec le Groupe d’intérêt du réseau des réseaux



Certification in Infection Prevention and Control: Certification is Committment
(8 March, 2017)

  • The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) administers the examination for certification in infection prevention and control (CIC®). Join the 2017 CBIC Board President Lita Jo Henman, MPH, CIC for this webinar on the CIC® credential. Topics of the presentation include an in-depth explanation of the certification process, recertification and helpful tools and resources that CBIC has created for individuals and chapters.
  • Background and Biography
  • Questions
  • View Webinar


2014 Practice Survey

Results of the 2014 survey conducted by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) have informed 2015 CBIC examinations.