CAIP October Exam Application Period Now Open

August 1, 2018

The Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP)™ credential is intended for licensed health care professionals interested in demonstrating their understanding of the skills and knowledge required to fill the role of an ASC infection preventionist. CAIP is the first credential designed specifically for infection preventionists in the ASC industry.

If you are interested in applying for the CAIP examination, below are some important things to note:

2018 CAIP Exam Dates

The first CAIP exam period is scheduled for October 1–31, 2018. The electronic exam application period is now open and posted on the CAIP website. All applications must be submitted by August 31. 

Exam Content and Study Materials

The CAIP exam tests knowledge in five content areas. Applicants can access study materials to prepare for the exam on the CAIP website.

ASCA members receive a 10% discount on the purchase of ANSI/AAMI ST79:2017, one of the recommended study materials. To take advantage of this special discount, purchase ST79 online at or call 877-249-8226 using the coupon code ASCA18 to receive 10% off the list price.

CAIP Application

Each applicant must submit the items below along with the CAIP application form:

(1) a copy of the state license verification (the license must be valid at the time of application),

(2) an Infection Preventionist job description signed by the applicant, OR

proof of holding the Certified Infection Control (CIC) credential (the credential must be valid at the time of application),

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

*The documentation must show the title of the session/course, specific times of the session/course as well as the date and year of the session/course. For ASCA’s 2018 Winter Seminars and ASCA 2018, a detailed version of the continuing education is included when the meeting certificate is printed.

(4) one letter of reference from the applicant’s direct supervisor (the letter of reference must be signed, dated and on the signer’s letterhead),

*If self-employed, the letter of reference must come from the Administrator of a facility in which the candidate works and performs infection prevention duties.

(5) a legible photocopy of your government-issued photo identification, and

(6) the examination fee of $345.00

Additional Information

For more information about the CAIP credential, the application process and the exam, visit the CAIP website.