Infection preventionist competency model

To meet the demands of the rapidly expanding field of infection prevention, and equip professionals for the challenges of the future, APIC has created the first model for infection preventionist (IP) competency. The model outlines the skills needed to advance the infection prevention field and was created to help direct the IP’s professional development at all career stages.

View the IP Competency Quick Reference Guide.
The APIC Competency Model for the Infection Preventionist appears in a white paper in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), in a special topic issue focused on “The Road to 2020.” The model is also explained in a summer 2012 Prevention Strategist feature article. In May of 2013, APIC also released the first Competency Self-Assessment and Professional Development Plan for proficient and advanced IPs in Prevention Strategist. The Competency Self-Assessment was recently updated in September 2017. 

Learn more by reading additional articles in the May 2012 issue of AJIC that focus on the future of the profession. Read the Prevention Strategist article on Self-Assessment to advance IP Competency.


Competency Model