Exam Specifications & Study Materials

Study materials that can help candidates prepare for the CAIP exam can be accessed here.

In addition, check out the

AORN Prep for Infection Prevention Certification Online (12 CH)


This interactive, self-paced online class addresses all domains of the CAIP exam and ASC-specific responsibilities. A pre-test is included to gauge knowledge, along with a post-test in each module, and a 100-question practice exam. The course also comes with complimentary exclusive access to eGuidelines plus, AORN’s online Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. This program is approved for up to 12.0 hours of AEUs and up to 0.0 hours of IPCHs by BASC Provider #0102. View course details.

NOTE:  Candidates must decide whether to use these resources and any other materials not on this list based on their existing knowledge on this topic. Note: Using the materials on this list does not guarantee a passing grade on the CAIP exam.

Achieving CAIP certification provides evidence of education, training and competence in infection prevention.

It can also support that the ASC infection control program is founded on infection control knowledge and excellence in practice. With the CAIP certification, ASC infection preventionists can show they are committed to developing the highest level of infection control skills.


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For potential candidates seeking information about the CAIP certification process.

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