What is CBIC?
If you want to become a professional in the infection prevention and control industry, you’ve heard about the CBIC exam. Everyone knows that certification exams are a very stressful part of entering an industry, so the goal of any prospective test-taker should be to be as prepared as possible. Our CBIC preparatory course has a collective of knowledge and questions you will see on the exam. It will challenge you in your preparation which is so important! The other half of the battle in you CBIC test preparation is knowing the layout and rules of the exam, so let’s take a look.
1. What is certification?
The primary purpose of certification is to increase protection of the public by providing an objective measurement of standardized current knowledge recognized and respected within and outside the field of infection prevention and control.
Infection prevention and control professionals can demonstrate a mastery of this knowledge by taking and passing a comprehensive examination developed by the Certification Board of Infection Control & Epidemiology (CBIC).
Infection prevention and control professionals who become certified are authorized and encouraged to use the internationally recognized initials CIC® after their names and in their titles.
2. Why the certification is important?
Certification represents the commitment of an infection prevention and control professional and an institution to the continued improvement of infection prevention and control functions and their contribution to healthcare and patient safety. The mission of CBIC is to protect the public through the development, administration, and promotion of an accredited certification in infection prevention and control.
As an infection prevention and control professional, certification reaffirms that through your study and hard work, you have an internationally recognized level of knowledge in the field of infection prevention and control. It also gives you a sense of professional accomplishment.
It also signals to employers and colleagues that you are committed to professional growth in the field of infection prevention and control by keeping your knowledge and skills current to better your organization’s IC function and its success. This recognition can be a factor in increasing your professional credibility. Data also shows that the Joint Commission recognizes the professionalism of people with the CIC® credential.
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