Education & Certification
APIC’s “Certificate of Training in Infection Prevention in the Long-Term Care Setting" is a certificate series that provides those working in long-term care with a baseline of infection prevention and control knowledge, as well as information on handling the infection prevention and control challenges that are unique to the long-term care practice setting.
The certificate series has the following elements:
- In-person event: EPI® 101 for LTC
EPI® 101 for LTC is a tailored version of APIC’s gold standard EPI® 101 course, focusing on the building blocks of infection prevention and control knowledge. Topics include:
- State and Federal regulations about infection prevention and control
- Basics of epidemiology and microbiology
- Environmental services' roles in infection prevention
- Online classes:
After taking EPI® 101, certificate learners spend time on a suite of online classes that build depth of knowledge on focus areas, cover specific concerns (e.g., employee health and vaccination of long-term care workers), and highlight recent trends in long-term care (e.g., use of UV light in long-term care facilities).
- In-person event: EPI® 102 for LTC
Like the EPI® 101 for LTC class, EPI® 102 for LTC tailors content from the full EPI® 102 class to the long-term care setting in an intense 2-day class that advances the infection prevention and control knowledge of attendees. Topics include:
- Clostridium difficile: What to watch for and how to manage an outbreak
- Proper cleaning and disinfection in long-term care
- Certificate exam:
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%.)
Courses and registration
APIC is working with the Illinois Department of Public Health to offer this certificate series free of charge for Illinois long-term care personnel.
Learners who attend both in-person EPI® for Long-Term Care classes and complete all of the online education will receive between 35 – 40 CEUs, and will receive a complimentary 1-year APIC membership.
Due to overwhelming demand, both the Chicago and Springfield LTC Certificate Courses are full. To be added to the waitlist, please complete this brief form.
Please note that only location can be selected as attendees will go to both in-person classes at that location.
- EPI® 101: September 19-20, 2016
- EPI® 102: November 7-8, 2016
- EPI® 101: September 22-23, 2016
- EPI® 102: November 10-11, 2016
APIC Education Department Customer Service:
No faculty or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interests that affected this educational activity.
Accreditation, CEUs 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).
Course evaluations will be sent via an online link to the email address on file within 7 business days of the conclusion of the education program. Upon receipt, 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 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.