Certification: Infection Control Certification (CIC)

July 2015 CBIC Examination Content Outline:

Identification of Infectious Disease Processes,
Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation,
Preventing/Controlling the Transmission of Infectious Agents,
Employee/Occupational Health,
Management and Communication,
Education and Research,
Environment of Care (new),
Cleaning, Sterilization, Disinfection, Asepsis (new)

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 5 Year(s)
Renew through Re-Examination?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.

  • This certification is considered in demand.
  • This certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.