- Be an APIC member in good standing for the five years prior to application
- Hold the CIC® certification
- Have a Bachelor's degree
- Have a Master's degree OR at least ten years of infection prevention work experience
- The first activity (Activity 1) must be publication in a peer-reviewed journal, book, or text (e.g., AJIC, APIC Text, Prevention Strategist) on a topic related to infection prevention and control and/or healthcare epidemiology.
- The remaining activities (Activities 2-4) must include three of the four types described below. An activity type can only be used once:
- Poster presentation at national level
- Oral presentation at the state, regional, or national level
- Authorship on an APIC practice resource
- Substantive honor, award, or recognition from regional or national group
- Have taken place within the last ten years
- Be related to infection prevention and control and/or healthcare epidemiology
- Relate to three of the four APIC IP Competency Domains (based on the APIC Competency Model). *See the application for a detailed explanation of activities and their relation to APIC IP Competency Domains.
Submission instructions and timeline
The 2016 application period for the Fellows program is now closed.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the benefits of this designation?
FAPIC is a distinction of honor for infection preventionists who are not only advanced practitioners of infection prevention practice, but also leaders within the field.
- How will awardees be recognized for their achievement?
Those receiving advanced designation status will be considered “Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology” and will have the FAPIC credential. Individuals being awarded the FAPIC credential will receive the following recognition:
- Certificate of FAPIC achievement
- Letter to applicant’s supervisor (if applicable)
- Recognition at APIC Annual Conference
- Recognition on APIC website
- Recognition in fall Prevention Strategist
- What if I gave oral presentations at both a national conference and a regional conference?
Per instructions for supporting Activities 2-4, you can only submit one of each activity type.
- Do all my activities need to have been done with APIC?
No. The major requirement is that all activities must be related to infection prevention and/or healthcare epidemiology.
- What if I apply and don't receive FAPIC status? Do I have to reapply?
If your application for APIC Fellow status isn't approved, then you must reapply. (Please note that each application costs $125.)
- Once I receive FAPIC status, will I need to maintain my membership and CIC credential?
Yes. Continued FAPIC status is contingent on continuing your APIC membership and also maintaining CIC status. APIC will check the membership and CIC statuses of all APIC Fellows on an annual basis and will notify those who are in danger of losing their status.
- Is there a renewal process?
At this time, there is no renewal process or extra fee.
- If I applied in a previous year but was denied FAPIC status, will this affect my chances in future years?
No. Your application will be evaluated based on the application materials submitted for the current year and nothing else.
- Is there a quota for the number of new Fellows admitted?
No. Candidates are evaluated based on the criteria for admission and not in comparison to the pool of applicants for that year.
- Are APIC Associate members eligible?
- When can I expect to receive notification about the status of my application?
All applicants will be notified of their FAPIC status in mid to late May.
- How will I know if you received my application?
Confirmation emails will be sent to the email from which the application was received unless otherwise noted. Payment processing may take up to two weeks for checks received.
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