CIC® Certification Preparatory Course presented by APIC

Tuesday, June 13, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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


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

If you have sufficient experience in infection control (recommended 2 years) and are actively accountable for the infection prevention and control program within your current position, then this is the course for you!

Infection Prevention Skills Lab

Tuesday, June 13, 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

The ability to apply knowledge is a cornerstone of infection prevention practice. This session will focus on strategies that enable demonstration of knowledge through activities such as simulation and role-playing in a skills station format. Participants will learn about human factors engineering and how to use those skills in development of interactive approaches to infection prevention practice relevant to healthcare personnel in all settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify elements of human factors engineering that can be used to shape skill- and competency-based training for healthcare personnel in all care settings
  • Explore use of simulation, role-playing, and tool development in skill station applications
  • Apply core practices of infection prevention and control in hands-on training methods for use by healthcare personnel in any care setting