CIC exam

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by f1j1nurse f1j1nurse Member Nurse

Specializes in Corrections, Psych, Public Health. Has 8 years experience.

I have just begun to study for this? Anyone else taking this soon? Anyone is the past who has taken this has any tips or advice. Thank you.

smilingbig

smilingbig

Specializes in Infection Control, Employee Health & TB. Has 6 years experience. 91 Posts

When are you taking your CBIC exam?

Oceanpacific

Oceanpacific

Specializes in Infection Prevention, Public Health. Has 33 years experience. 204 Posts

I took the CIC exam a couple of years ago and passed. Frankly, if you have been doing infection prevention work for more than a year, you should do fine on the exam. I paid $50 for the sample test though I felt it was too easy and not representative of the actual exam which was much harder.

However, I don't recommend studying a lot for the exam. The difficult questions for me were ones that I would never have thought to study for and I would have missed them anyway.

Good luck.

f1j1nurse

f1j1nurse

Specializes in Corrections, Psych, Public Health. Has 8 years experience. 114 Posts

I was supposed to take it in July but postponed it. Work and life got in the way. I bought the older version of the APIC text, that thing is so thick they had to make it into two books!!

f1j1nurse

f1j1nurse

Specializes in Corrections, Psych, Public Health. Has 8 years experience. 114 Posts

I took the CIC exam a couple of years ago and passed. Frankly, if you have been doing infection prevention work for more than a year, you should do fine on the exam. I paid $50 for the sample test though I felt it was too easy and not representative of the actual exam which was much harder.

However, I don't recommend studying a lot for the exam. The difficult questions for me were ones that I would never have thought to study for and I would have missed them anyway.

Good luck.

Thanks for this advice.

kevin1987

kevin1987

3 Posts

I am planning to take CIC by next year and i have older edition of apic 2 edition.