Education & Certification
APIC offers a comprehensive collection of clinical education and professional development programs, in face-to-face and online formats for all career levels and practice settings. Additionally, APIC also supports the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology’s CIC® (Certification in Infection Control) credential.
Professional Development and Certification
Developmental Path of the Infection Preventionist
As part of APIC’s mission to create a safer world through prevention of infection, APIC provides evidence-based, scientific, and proven resources to infection preventionists, healthcare professionals, and patients. Learn more.
Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC®)
CIC® status identifies healthcare professionals who have shown mastery in knowledge of infection prevention and control. It also shows a commitment to best practices in infection prevention and control and improved patient care. Certification also signals to your employer and your colleagues that you are committed to professional growth and advancing the practice. Learn more.
Every June thousands of healthcare professionals from around the world gather for three days to share best practices, advance their network, and learn about the latest advances in infection prevention and evidence-based science at the annual conference. Learn more.
Infection Prevention Academy
This week-long regional educational conference in the fall houses APIC’s signature three-day training courses, Education for the Prevention of Infection (EPI) and Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC). A three-day advanced course and a one-day certification preparatory course are also offered, along with professional networking and an exhibit hall featuring select industry leaders. Learn more.
This novice-level four-day course provides an intensive training experience for healthcare professionals providing infection prevention oversight in surgical centers, pain clinics, endoscopy centers, and other ambulatory care practice settings. Learn what you need to know 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.. Learn more.
This novice level course compresses our Education for the Prevention of Infection (EPI) courses into four intensive days of learning infection prevention fundamentals. EPI Intensive is offered in cities across the country to minimize travel expenses and class sizes are limited to enhance learning and networking. Learn more.
Free to APIC members, APIC presents monthly hour-long webinars on a range of topics, from infection prevention innovations to leadership to disease outbreaks. These webinars are also archived and available in our on-demand webinar library.
Affordable, interactive courses provide convenient access to accredited infection prevention continuing education. Take the class any time, from any computer.
Virtual Learning Labs
These four- to six-week, instructor-led classes focus on data creation, manipulation, and presentation and are delivered through a combination of video presentations and online learning sessions, discussion board activities, and real world application exercises.
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). 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 CEUs.
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