Updated CAIP Criteria


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to take the CAIP examination, an applicant must meet all requirements listed below before applying for the examination.

LICENSURE

The applicant must be a licensed healthcare professional who is responsible for an ASC’s infection prevention program.

EXPERIENCE

The applicant has two years’ cumulative experience in infection prevention as outlined in the applicant’s signed job description.

or

The applicant holds the Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) credential.

INFECTION PREVENTION EDUCATION

The applicant must have obtained 10 contact hours in infection prevention education over the last two years.

Electronic Application Procedures

An electronic application to take the CAIP examination must be submitted to BASC in accordance with the electronic application procedures. An applicant must submit the items below with the CAIP application form:

(1) A copy of the applicant’s state license verification (license must be valid at the time of application),

(2) The applicant’s infection preventionist job description or job description stating oversight of the infection prevention program, signed by the applicant,

or

Proof of the applicant holding the Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) credential (credential must be valid at the time of the application),

(3) Documentation of 10 contact hours in infection prevention education over the last two years,

(4) One letter of reference from the applicant’s direct supervisor* (letter of reference must be signed, dated and on the signor’s letterhead),
*If the applicant is self-employed, the letter of reference must come from the administrator of an ASC in which the candidate works and performs infection prevention duties.

(5) A legible photocopy of the applicant’s government-issued photo identification, and

(6) The examination fee of $345.00.

BASC may deny any application for failure to meet the eligibility requirements. Such denials may be appealed in accordance with the appeal procedures discussed in this handbook.


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