CIC® Certification Preparatory Course presented by APIC

Tuesday, June 13, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

This full day workshop is directed at those who are preparing to take the CIC® certification examination for the first time. Certification is important in demonstrating commitment to the highest quality of patient care and ongoing development of knowledge and skills. The exam reflects the new National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) healthcare-associated infection definitions and is geared toward infection preventionists (IPs) who have at least 2 years of experience in the field. Individuals interested in learning more about certification or acquiring basic infection prevention and control (IPC) knowledge, and those preparing for re-certification, are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate in the discussions and group activities.

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 eight areas of IPC practice as defined in the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) content outline
  • Discuss how examination questions are constructed
  • Describe the steps in the certification process


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