Course Information

Infection Prevention Competency Review

Upcoming Courses

  • Open
    Infection Prevention Competency Review Online Course (2015)

**Recently audited and enhanced to reflect current standards and regulations.

Prepare for the Certification in Infection Control (CIC®) examination with the Infection Prevention Competency Review online course. The interactive format helps learners study at their own pace to master specialized infection prevention concepts. 

The course includes nine modules corresponding to the seven content areas of the certification exam, one general chapter about taking the exam, and a practice test module.

ALL NEW—Practice questions reflect all content areas of the CIC® exam:

  • Recall (simple recall of memory)
  • Application (interpretation of data)
  • Analysis (evaluation of data and problem solving)

In addition to sample questions, a copy of the CIC® Certification Exam content outline is included for more in-depth study.



18 hours


$295 members/$395 non-members


Nursing contact hours: 18

How can I get contact hours?

To receive contact hours for an online course, you must complete the program in its entirety and complete an online evaluation. Your feedback is not only required by the accrediting organization, but it is vital to development of future programming.

How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

Complete the online evaluation from your computer immediately upon completion of the course by using the course survey link provided in the training menu. Once the online evaluation is complete you will be eligible to obtain your contact hours via the certificate of completion. 


1-year subscription

First-time users – click the orange "register" button above to begin registration.

Returning students –

Please follow the steps below to return to your course.

Step 1:
Log in to APIC.org using the green “Sign in” button at the top of the homepage.
Step 2:
Visit www.apic.org/anywhere to see the list of online courses. Click the course you wish to return to.

Step 3:
On the course information page, click the green button in the middle of the page titled "Return to course"**. Click that button to pass through to your courses.

**Note: if the button is orange and reads “register” instead of  green reading “return to course” please sign in to the site using step 1 above.

Technical Requirements
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APIC ANYWHERE courses require a computer that runs Windows XP (or later), has Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 (or later), and Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (or later). 
Apple OS X users need to use a browser that runs JavaScript, Adobe Flash, and has the Adobe PDF Reader installed.
Note: Devices running iOS (like iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches) are not able to display course content at this time, due to Flash restrictions on iOS.
Technical support: education@apic.org