Certification in Infection Control and Prevention

Certification is a commitment.

The field of infection prevention changes rapidly and health care professionals must stay up-to-date. The CIC ® credential identifies those professionals who have shown mastery in knowledge of infection prevention and control by sitting for and passing the certification exam. The CIC® credential shows a commitment to best practices in infection prevention and control and improved patient care and signals to an employer and colleagues that the person is committed to professional growth. Increasingly employers are requiring CIC® certification for employment.

More than 2,000 infection preventionists and other health professionals certify or re-certify each year.


  • Certification in Infection Control Virtual Study Collaborative  – This six-month virtual study support offering includes a 12-session virtual study group, weekly emails with test questions, two 90+ question practice tests, study sheets for normal lab values, and recognition of achieving certification.
    • 12-1 p.m. (MT), Jan. 11 through June 14 (meets every other week)