5 things to know about the Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist credential

The Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist credential is the first credential designed specifically for ASC infection preventionists, according to the Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification.

Here are five things to know.

1. The first CAIP exam period is set for Oct. 1 to 31, 2018. Electronic exam applications must be submitted August 1 to 31, 2018.

2. The CAIP exam tests knowledge in five areas:

  • Infection prevention program development, implementation and maintenance
  • Infection prevention and control education and training
  • Surveillance, data collection and analysis
  • Infection prevention strategies
  • Instrument/equipment cleaning, disinfection and sterilization

3. Applicants must submit a copy of state license verification; an infection preventionist job description or proof of holding the Certified Infection Control credential; documentation of 10 contact hours in infection prevention education over the last two years; one letter of reference from a direct supervisor; and government-issued photo identification.

4. The examination fee is $345.

5. The certification is valid for three years. To maintain certification, professionals must submit validation of continuing education and/or an annual fee.

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