CBIC has announced that Tammy Bacot, RN, Infections Preventionist of Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, has earned the Certified in Infection Control (CIC) credential and demonstrated a mastery of infection prevention and control knowledge by taking and passing this comprehensive examination. Certification is maintained through successful completion of a recertification examination every five years.
The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) administers the exam certifying individuals as Certified in Infection Control (CIC). The purpose of the certification process is to protect the public by providing standardized measurement of current basic knowledge needed for persons practicing infection control; encouraging individual growth and study, thereby promoting professionalism amount infection control professionals; and formally recognizing infection control professionals who fulfill the requirements for certification. Individuals who earn their CIC credential join approximately 4,500 practitioners worldwide who are Certified in Infection Control.