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Infection Prevention Certification Review Course

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    Infection Prevention Certification Review Course 3.0

New in 2016!

**Recently audited and enhanced to reflect current standards and regulations.

Prepare for the Certification in Infection Control (CIC®) examination with the Infection Prevention Certification Review online course. The interactive format helps learners study at their own pace to master specialized infection prevention concepts. 

The course includes nine modules corresponding to the content areas of the certification exam, one general chapter about taking the exam, and a practice test module.

The modules cover the following content areas:

  • CIC Certification Exam
  • Identification of infectious disease processes
  • Surveillance and epidemiological investigation
  • Preventing and controlling the transmission of infectious agents
  • Employee/Occupational Health
  • Management and communication
  • Education and research
  • Environment of care
  • Cleaning, disinfection, sterilization, and asepsis


18 hours


Members: $350 / Non-members: $425

CNE: APIC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours: 18

How can I get contact hours?

To receive contact hours for an online course, you must complete the program in its entirety and complete an online evaluation. Your feedback is not only required by the accrediting organization, but it is vital to development of future programming.

How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

Complete the online evaluation from your computer immediately upon completion of the course by using the course survey link provided in the training menu. Once the online evaluation is complete you will be eligible to obtain your contact hours via the certificate of completion. 


The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Course evaluations will be availablein your online training meny upon completion of the course. All course-related evaluations must be completed within 30 days of course completion. After satisfying all evaluation requirements, a certificate of completion will be available to print and/or for your records indicating CEUs.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity.

Technical Requirements
APIC Online Education Center learning courses are accessed through a web browser. The web browser you use must accept cookies, run Adobe Flash, and run JavaScript. To check if your browser does these things, visit this page to run a test.
APIC courses require a computer that runs Windows XP (or later), has Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 (or later), and Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (or later). 
Apple OS X users need to use a browser that runs JavaScript, Adobe Flash, and has the Adobe PDF Reader installed.
Note: Devices running iOS (like iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches) are not able to display course content at this time, due to Flash restrictions on iOS.
Technical support: education@apic.org