Expert Credentialling

Credentialled Infection Control professional – Expert (CICP – E)

Relevant Vocations 

Registered Nurses, Doctors, Midwives, Ambulance Paramedics, others on a case-by-case basis.

1. Prerequisites

1.1 – Current financial membership of ACIPC

1.2 – Working more than 5 years in infection prevention and control where infection control was the primary purpose of your role.

2. Knowledge Requirements

2.1 – Complete AQF 9 Master of Infection Preventions and Control (or higher doctoral qualification) as approved by the ACIPC.

3. Attitudinal Requirements 

3.1 Peer Review

The applicant must identify a suitable peer reviewer as per the essential criteria described below, and request a confidential peer review be provided directly to the ACIPC CAPS Committee via the ACIPC Secretariat.

  • The peer reviewer is a professional colleague who meets the following criteria:
  • Has known the applicant in a professional capacity for a minimum period of six (6) months;
  • Has worked closely with the applicant as a peer or as a supervisor, or in the case of the self-employed ICP, the reviewer may be a client who has contracted the services of the ICP;
  • Agrees to handle all information associated with this application in confidence; and,Is willing to be contacted by the ACIPC CAPS Committee should clarification be necessary in relation to any information provided in the application

3.2 Reflective narrative 

The applicant must provide three (3) reflective submissions as prescribed below. Each should contain a maximum of 1500 words.

  • A critical review of your role in infection prevention and control over the past three (3) years, the major challenges you have faced in the role in that time, the professional strengths and weaknesses identified as you responded to the challenges, the steps you have taken to address your weaknesses, and the lessons you would take from this experience and use when mentoring ICP with less experience.
  • A critical narrative review of your activities over the past three (3) years in relation to infection prevention and control knowledge generation. Include the reason you identified this specific area of need, what you hoped to achieve by undertaking the activities and how you evaluated your success. In retrospect what would you do differently and why?
  • A detailed account of how your infection prevention and control program has evolved over the past three (3) years including the role of political, economic and cultural imperatives on this evolution. To what extent do you feel you planned and directed the evolution? Identify your perception of the next major challenge for IP&C programs and what action you have taken or are taking to prepare.

4. Practice Requirements

4.1 Statement of service or certified Statutory declaration 

Please include with your application either a Statement of Service from your current employer OR a certified Statutory Declaration outlining your current position in IPC it is a requirement for all applicants to be currently working in IPC, Working less that 12 months part time in infection prevention and control where an aspect of infection control was an explicit focus of your role.

4.2 Curriculum vitae

4.3 Giving Back Portfolio

The portfolio submission for the expert CICP also relates to contributing to the profession of infection prevention and control. Describe how you contribute to the profession (eg sitting on a committee, Research, Presenting at a conference) Including a reflection  on maintaining yourself as an expert.