What is CBIC Certification Exam?
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.
What is KASH Enterprise role?
We provide you with a detailed preparatory course to be ready for the exam, our lectures will be presented in a very systematic, scientific and applicable way.
On completion of the course, candidates will be able to:
1. Describe history, epidemiology and impact of healthcare-associated infections (HAI).
2. Explain the roles and functions of Infection Control Committee, infection control physician and infection control nurse/practitioner.
3. Describe essential components and implementation of an effective IPC program.
4. Explain how to define HAIs and conduct HAI surveillance.
5. Describe professional responsibilities in prevention of HAI and how to monitor and assess IPC practices and interventions.
6. Identify barriers and personal protective equipment (i.e.isolation precautions) and hand hygiene for protection from exposure to potentially contaminated material.
7. Describe principles of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization and reprocessing equipment.
8. Define engineering, environmental and work practice controls.
9. Explain the importance of the environment (water, ventilation, medical waste) in IPC.
10. Explain how microorganisms are spread and describe the way IPC concepts are applied.
11. Describe the role of the microbiology laboratory and pathogens important to IPC.
12. Identify a possible outbreak and initiate a preliminary investigation.
13. Identify occupational health strategies for preventing the transmission of communicable diseases.
14. Acquire knowledge and skills required to pass CBIC exam.
15. Acquire exam taking techniques and test question practice.
16. Acquire study tips and guidance to make the candidate eligible to achieve the certification.
This program is directed at infection prevention and control professionals and other health professionals who interested in infection prevention and control (IP&C).
- Physical therapists
- Medical students, etc.
What is the duration of the course?
The course lasts for 48 hours, 3 hours/day, for 16 weeks.
Expected date for start is (First week of February)
Method of delivery: online live lectures with power point presentations, group discussions ,continuous interactions and sharing experiences.
Assessment: Candidates are expected to take post modules exams, reflective of the knowledge delivered throughout the module. CBIC mock exam upon completion of the course to assess the candidate readiness for the CBIC exam.
Commitment: Candidates must be able to attend all the lectures before taking the final exam.
Lectures and Studying Materials:
The CBIC website
Infection control reference books
-The latest version of APIC text book
-CBIC exam secrets
– Soft copy of the required materials for CBIC exam
-CBIC Mock exams
-Exam after each module with the rationale
Certificate of Accomplishment is available.
Ghada Abdel Moneim , CIC
Certified in infection control and epidemiology CIC®
Infection Control Section Head at Innovinity Medical Hub
Infection Control Specialist at International Medical Center
To increase the value of the course and sharing experience and discussions between attendants, all the lectures will be live sessions and no records available. But you have all the right to attend the same course for unlimited times with the same fees you have already paid.