CIC® Certification Preparation Course | Arlington, VA

Join us in the Washington, DC suburb of Arlington, Virginia, HQ of APIC, for this interactive course which will help you as you prepare for the CIC certification or recertification exam.

Arlington, VA
August 24-27, 2020
Hilton Arlington

Designed for those preparing to take the CIC exam or recertification exam, this interactive course will teach the fundamental concepts of IPC practice and provide test preparation tips, strategies, and practice questions. Access guidance for developing a personal study plan and identify test-taking strategies.

Please note: This class will not teach IPC basics. It will help attendees develop familiarity with the CIC exam content and structure and will help develop confidence for taking the exam.

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Member Price
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Rate increases to $1375 after 7/20/20

Rate increases to $1525 after 7/20/20

Benefits of Attending

Prove your expertise by preparing to pass your CIC exam or recertification exam. This program is comprised of interactive sessions that will provide guidance as you prepare for the CIC exam. You’ll be able to develop a personal study plan and access test preparation tips, strategies, and practice questions.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe key concepts and competencies of IPC practice as defined in the CBIC content outline.
  • Discuss how examination questions are constructed.
  • Describe the steps in the certification process.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to analyze different types of exam questions working with peers and guided by expert IPs.

View a sample agenda for our CIC Certification Preparation course here.

Hotel and Travel

Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor – Washington, DC is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and America’s front yard.

Though typically hot and humid in August, the end of the month often begins to see cooler weather and extremely pleasant evenings.

Getting There

The Washington DC area is served by three major airports: Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). DCA is closest to the event location. The Washington DC Metro area is also served by Amtrak and Greyhound is a convenient drive from many locations along the East Coast.

DCA is located in Arlington, Virginia and is the closest airport to DC. Reagan Airport offers nonstop flights to 95-plus domestic destinations on eight airlines. Reagan Airport is accessible via its own Metro stop on the Blue and Yellow lines. To catch a taxi, look for the official taxi stand outside of baggage claim and rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft are also good options to get to and from the airport.

IAD is located 26 miles from DC in suburban Virginia. Dulles Airport is also the primary international airport for the DC region, with almost 140 nonstop domestic and international destinations on nearly 40 airlines.

Dulles Airport has a dedicated access road that makes getting to or from the airport efficient via car, taxi or airport shuttle. Washington Flyer taxi cabs exclusively service Dulles Airport. Taxi stands are located outside the main terminal and a ride into Arlington will cost about $60-$70.

BWI Airport is a bit further from DC near Baltimore, Md., but oftentimes that means you can find even better flight deals. The airport has grown to 90-plus domestic and international destinations and services more than 25 million passengers each year.

Hotel Information

Hilton Arlington
950 North Stafford St.
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel: (703) 528-6000
Rate: $149/night
Book by 8/2 to reserve this rate!

Hilton Arlington hotel in Arlington, VA is located in the vibrant Ballston area less than 6 miles from Reagan National Airport. The hotel is near the Metro which provides easy access to local attractions, including Arlington National Cemetery, the Iwo Jima Memorial and the Smithsonian Institution.

Registration Information

Registration fee includes attendance, one-year access to select online modules, course materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. It does not include travel expenses (airfare and hotel accommodations). Course fees are shown below.

Group Registrations
APIC offers special group registration options for organizations registering four or more individuals from the same institution for a course.

4-9 registrants: 5% discount per person
10+ registrants: 10% discount per person

To register a group:

  • Contact for group registration form.
  • Complete a registration form for each individual and submit with group form for pricing to Please note: All registrants must be identified at this time and no late additions will be permitted.
  • Group invoice will be generated for processing of payment (credit card or check) for registration.
  • Each registrant will receive an email confirmation once payment is processed and registrations are complete.

Please Note: Group registrations are not confirmed until payment is received and must be processed by APIC on or before the registration deadline.

Accreditation, Contact Hours, and Evaluation

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

To receive your credit hours, you must complete all program components as listed above, including the program evaluation online. Course evaluations will be available via an online link provided in course materials. The evaluation for the 4-day in-person training must be completed within 30 days. Participants have up to one year to complete all the online components of the program. After satisfying all requirements, your EPI Intensive Certificate will be available to print and/or for your records indicating contact hours.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. While APIC is approved to provide contact hours, APIC’s educational programs may be eligible for continuing education units from other accrediting bodies. Please contact the accrediting body for more information on eligibility requirements and submission instructions.

Cancellation Policy

A $75 cancellation fee will be charged to all cancelled registrations. Cancellations must be in writing and received via fax or email no later than 5 business days prior to the start of the course. No refunds or credits/transfers will be granted after this deadline. Participants who are “no shows” will not be granted a refund or credit/transfer of registration fees. Please submit cancellation requests to or via fax to (202) 789-1899.

Please note: Registration fees may only be transferred to the same course within the same calendar year based on space availability.

Substitutes are allowed. Please see substitution policy below for further details.

All substitution requests must be received by APIC Headquarters via fax or e-mail 10 days prior to the start of the course.

If you are interested in additional CIC certification preparation resources—including APIC’s online course and study guide—click here.