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Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, a subgroup of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, offers certification to epidemiology professionals. Applicants for the certified in infection control (CIC) credential must have a postsecondary degree (an associate’s degree or higher OR a three-year diploma RN degree is required), have had sufficient experience (ideally, at least two years) in infection prevention and control, and pass an examination. The board also offers the associate-infection prevention and control credential for those who do not meet the requirements for the CIC credential. No job-specific or educational requirements are needed to apply, but applicants must pass a multiple-choice examination. Contact the board for more information.

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