CAIP Credential: Important Dates and Information for 2019

November 6, 2018

If you are interested in taking the Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP)™ examination in 2019, please make note of the following important dates and information

2019 CAIP™ Exam Dates and Application Deadlines

   Application Period    Exam Period   
January 1–31 March 1–31
April 1–30 June 1–30
August 1–31 October 1–31

All applications must be submitted electronically through the CAIP website. Each exam will be conducted online at a testing center. To learn more, download the Candidate Handbook.

CAIP Credential Overview

CAIP is the first credential designed specifically for infection preventionists in the ASC industry. This certification distinguishes those with a comprehensive understanding of the skills and knowledge that the role of an ASC infection preventionist requires.

Exam Content and Study Materials

The CAIP exam tests knowledge in five content 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

Applicants can access study materials to prepare for the exam on the CAIP website.

Special Offer for ASCA Members: 
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 the AAMI website or by calling 877.249.8226. Use the coupon code ASCA18 to receive 10% off the list price.

Prepare for CAIP at the 2019 Winter Seminar

The infection prevention track at ASCA’s 2019 Winter Seminar—January 17–19 in Austin, TX—offers attendees the opportunity to earn many of the Infection Prevention Contact Hours (IPCHs) required to qualify for the CAIP exam.

Register now for the Winter Seminar and save $100 on your registration fee.

Additional Information

CAIP is administered by the Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification (BASC)™, the nonprofit organization that also administers the Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC)™ credential. 

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