Certification Preparatory Course
Presented by APIC

Tuesday, June 13, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Register here.

Are you preparing to take the CIC® exam for the first time? Gearing up for your recertification exam? This highly interactive course helps anyone who is either taking the CIC® exam for the first time or taking the recertification exam by:

  • Focusing on the eight CBIC competency areas and what each competency is really testing
  • Providing practice questions throughout the day that are similar to what you’ll see on the exam
  • Creating a classroom environment where all attendees are encouraged to ask questions of the instructors and each other to help them prepare

Please note that this class won’t teach the basics of infection prevention and control. It will help attendees develop familiarity with the exam’s content and structure and will help develop confidence in taking the exam.

Learning objectives

Through participating in discussions and group activities, by the end of the day, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental concepts of the 8 areas of infection prevention and control practice as defined in the CBIC content outline
  • Discuss how examination questions are constructed
  • Describe the steps in the certification process
  • Identify strategies to assist with test taking and development of study plans

If you have sufficient experience in infection control (recommended two years) and are actively accountable for the infection prevention and control program within your current position, then this is the course for you!


Carol McLay, DrPH, MPH, RN, CIC
CEO, Infection Control International


Elizabeth Monsees, MSN, MBA, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Antibiotic Stewardship Program Manager, Patient Care Services Research
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Sue Sebazco, RN, MBA, CIC
Infection Prevention/Employee Health Director
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
Arlington, Texas

Connie Steed, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Greenville Health System
Greenville, SC