Education & Certification
The Infection Prevention Academy hosts APIC's premier face-to-face training courses led by experts in the field.
Fall 2018 Academy to be Announced Spring 2018
Click the course below for course description, agenda and CE credits.
ASC 101: Meeting CMS Conditions for Coverage
Attendees can earn a maximum of 20 contact hours*
If you are new to infection prevention in an ambulatory care center or ambulatory surgical center, this three-day course is designed for you. You’ll learn how to develop an effective infection prevention program to protect patients and comply with accrediting and regulatory requirements through evidenced-based best practices that reduce risk.
Key course content includes: Regulations and other requirements affecting, infection prevention and control programs, CMS survey tool, Introduction to infection prevention and control, Epidemiology of infectious diseases (chain of infection), Using case studies, Employee health, Surveillance, Cleaning, sterilization, and disinfection, How to implement change in your organization
ASC 102: Sustaining and Improving the Infection Surveillance, Prevention, and Control Program
Competency Level: Novice - ASC 101 prerequisite recommended but not required
Attendees can earn a maximum of 20 contact hours*
This course builds on the concepts and principles introduced in ASC 101; introduces new topics, such as product review and observational surveillance; and helps learners develop critical thinking skills they can apply to improve their infection surveillance, prevention, and control program.
Key course content includes: Outbreaks in ASCs: recognition, control, and prevention, Healthcare statistics and presenting data, Managing the perioperative environment, Integrating the facility risk assessment, goals, measurable objectives, performance objectives, and program evaluation into the program, Writing policies, procedures, and minutes, Construction, renovation, and remediation, Emerging pathogens, Preparing for a surveyGeneral Course Agenda
EPI® 101: The Fundamentals of Infection Surveillance, Prevention and Control
Competency Level: Novice
Attendees can earn a maximum of 20 contact hours*
Key course content includes: Basic epidemiology of infectious diseases,Precautions and exposures to healthcare-associated infections, Introduction to microbiology, Designing a surveillance plan, Using and reporting data, Regulations and reporting, Applying NHSN surveillance definitions, Conducting a facility risk assessment.
EPI® 102: The Fundamentals of Infection Surveillance, Prevention and Control
Competency Level: Novice - EPI®101 prerequisite recommended, but not required
Attendees can earn a maximum of 18 contact hours*
If you have at least one year of infection prevention experience, have already taken EPI® 101 and are ready to move to the next level, this three-day course is for you. Content builds on the concepts and principles introduced in EPI® 101, with an emphasis on evidencebased interventions to prevent or reduce risk.
Key course content includes:The infection preventionist as program manager, Building coalitions and stakeholders, Performance improvement, Infection prevention in surgical settings,Outbreaks: investigation, prevention and control, Preventing device-associated infections, Disinfection and sterilization of instruments, The IP’s role in construction and renovation, Emergency preparedness
Attendees can earn approximately 36 contact hours*
- State and federal regulations for infection prevention and control
- Facility infection risk assessment
- Quality improvement and environmental services
- Surveillance definitions and NHSN
- Infectious diseases and associated pathogens
- Infection prevention program management
- EPI 101 and 102 for LTC
- Microbiology 101 for Infection Preventionists
- Basic Statistics for Infection Preventionists
- Effectively Using Data
- After attending the two in-person classes and completing the online education, learners will take an exam with questions covering all of the content. Learners with a score 75% or better on the exam will earn the “APIC Certificate of Infection Prevention Training." Note: Learners will have three chances to score 75%.
Competency Level: Advanced
Attendees can earn a maximum of 9 contact hours*
Are you preparing to take the CIC® exam for the first time? Gearing up for your recertification exam? This interactive course helps anyone who is either taking the CIC® exam for the first time or taking the recertification exam by:
- Focusing on the eight CBIC competency areas and what each competency is really testing
- Providing practice questions throughout the day that are similar to what you’ll see on the exam
- Creating a classroom environment where all attendees are encouraged to ask questions of the instructors and each other to help them prepare
Please note that this class won’t teach the basics of infection prevention and control. It will help attendees develop familiarity with the exam’s content and structure and will help develop confidence in taking the exam.
- Describe the fundamental concepts of the 8 areas of infection prevention and control practice as defined in the CBIC content outline
- Discuss how examination questions are constructed.
- Examine the steps in the certification process
- Identify strategies to assist with test taking and development of study plans.
General Registration Information:
Registration fee includes APIC Academy course manual, handout material(s), continuing education credit, breakfast, lunch, and daily morning and afternoon beverage breaks. It does not include travel expenses (airfare or hotel accommodations).
- All check payments must be received by Friday, September 15. Any checks received after that date may not accepted.
- Credit card payment though online registration only will be accepted through Friday, September 22.
- Registrations are not confirmed until payment is received and processed by APIC on or before the registration deadline.
- Once payment is received, an email confirmation will be sent within 24 hours to the email address on file. Please ensure email is received prior to making travel arrangements.
- If you do not receive an email confirmation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For attendees arriving on site and payment has not been received a credit card must be provided for payment. Admittance will not be granted until payment is made.
|Course||Early Member||Early Non-Member*||Regular Member
|Advanced Education for the Infection Preventionist||$700||$850||$850||$1,000|
|ASC 101 & 102 Bundle**||$1,150||$1,300||$1,450||$1,600|
|EPI® 101 & 102 Bundle**||$1,150||$1,300||$1,450||$1,600|
|EPI® in Long-Term Care Certificate Series||$550||$700||$700||$850|
(Please note: Course fee is based on the above registration category at the time of registration (member/non-member).
|Certification Preparatory Course||Member||$295||Non-member||$325|
*If you register at the non-member rate, you'll receive a complimentary 1-year APIC membership.
- Please note: complimentary membership is not available for lapsed members.
**Members save $250 if you register for both EPI® or ASC 101 and 102 courses. To receive bundle pricing, select the bundle during registration checkout.
**Non-members save $400 if you register for both EPI® or ASC 101 and 102 courses which includes a complimentary 1-year APIC membership. To receive bundle pricing, select the bundle during registration checkout.
If paying by check, please check course webpage before mailing registration payment as courses may reach capacity before deadline. Mail payment along with registration form to:
P.O. Box 79502
Baltimore, MD 21279
Cancellation PolicyA $75 cancellation fee will be charged to all cancelled registrations. Cancellations must be in writing and received via fax or email no later than 5 business days prior to the start of the course. No refunds or credits/transfers will be granted after this deadline. Participants who are “no shows” will not be granted a refund or credit/transfer of registration fees. Please submit cancellation requests to email@example.com or via fax to (202) 789-1899. Substitutes are allowed. Please see substitution policy for further details.
SubstitutionsAll substitution requests must be received by APIC Headquarters via fax or e-mail 10 days prior to the start of the course. Registration fees may be transferred to the same course within the same calendar year based on space availability.
Group RegistrationsAPIC offers special group registration options for organizations registering four or more individuals from the same institution for a course.
- 4-9 registrants: 5% discount per person
- 10+ registrants: 10% discount per person
To register a group:
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for group registration form.
- Complete a registration form for each individual and submit with group form for pricing to email@example.com.
- Group invoice will be generated for processing of payment (credit card or check) for registration.
- Each registrant will receive an email confirmation once payment is processed and registrations are complete.
Please Note: Group registrations are not confirmed until payment is received and must be processed by APIC on or before the registration deadline.
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Accreditation, Contact Hours and Evaluation
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). One contact hour is defined as one hour of time spent in an educational experience.
Course evaluations will be available via an online link provided in course materials. All evaluations must be completed within 30 days. After satisfying all evaluation requirements, a certificate of completion will be available to print and/or for your records indicating contact hours.
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. While APIC is approved to provide contact hours, APIC’s educational programs may be eligible for continuing education units from other accrediting bodies. Please contact the accrediting body for more information on eligibility requirements and submission instructions.
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