Infection prevention education

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.

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.

Face-to-Face Events

Annual Conference
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.

EPI Intensive Certificate
This novice-level program combines our four-day Education for the Prevention of Infection (EPI) course with online pre-and post-course learning to cover foundational training and competency-building in infection prevention and control (IPC). The EPI Intensive Certificate Program is offered in cities across the country to minimize travel expenses. Class sizes are limited to enhance learning and networking.

ASC Intensive
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.

New! Applied Learning Conference
Be among the first to experience APIC’s inaugural Applied Learning Conference (ALC) this fall. This dynamic and engaging event was designed for IPs looking to advance their career. Learn, grow, and network—all in a condensed, 2-day format. Our educational sessions will increase your fundamental knowledge and provide practical skills you need to protect patients in your facility.

Online Learning

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.

Online Courses
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, CEs 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.

Contact APIC Education

Education customer service
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