EPI® Education Series Online: The Fundamentals of Infection Surveillance, Prevention and Control

Access in-depth foundational infection prevention training for novice practitioners at a pace that works for you. This two-part course provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of IPC.

This comprehensive two-part series covers: the role of the IP, basic epidemiology and microbiology, surveillance basics, regulations that impact IPC, outbreak management, and more.

Developed and reviewed by highly experienced experts in the field, this infection prevention training course includes quizzes and scenario/application-based questions to test your knowledge and make you think along the way.

Access from any device, laptop, tablet, or mobile.

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IPC Operations



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Register for EPI 101 and 102 together and save, or register for each module separately!

This two-part training series was developed and reviewed by highly experienced experts in the field. Divided into two foundational modules, EPI 101 and EPI 102, these interactive sections include quizzes and scenario/application-based questions.

EPI 101

CNEs: 20

Course modules include:

EPI 102

CNEs: 18

Course modules include:

*38 CNEs are awarded for both the EPI 101 and 102 combined.

This program is mapped to the APIC’s IP Competency Model. This model describes the knowledge, skills, and behaviors considered key to advancement and guides IPs toward areas of professional development throughout all career stages. Click here to view the full model.

Paying by check? Please download the 2020 registration form and mail it to the noted address. Please ensure that the registration form and any corresponding documents are included as we cannot process registrations without payment.

Bulk sales are available. Email eLearning@apic.org for more information.


The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Course evaluations will be available in your online training menu at the end of the course.

All course-related evaluations must be completed within 30 days of course completion. After satisfying all evaluation requirements, a certificate of completion will be available to print and/or download under My Transcripts 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.

Technical Requirements

APIC Education Online courses are accessed through a web browser. The web browser you use must accept cookies, run Adobe Flash, and run JavaScript.

We recommend the below browsers and plug-ins for the best online learning experience

  • Minimum Internet Bandwidth
    Standard Definition (SD) videos: 5 Mbps
  • High Definition (HD) videos: 8 Mbps

Computer Operating System

  • PC: Windows XP or newer
  • Mac: OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or newer

Web Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or above
  • Firefox support for most recent 2 public versions
  • Safari support for most recent 2 public versions
  • Google Chrome support for most recent 2 public versions

Browser Plug-ins
Flash Player version or higher. Go to Adobe Flash Player to install the latest version.

Note: APIC Education Online is a mobile-responsive website however, devices running iOS (like iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches) are not able to display course content at this time, due to Flash restrictions on iOS.
Technical support: eLearning@apic.org

Cancellation Policy

APIC must receive all cancellations in writing within 30 days of purchase if you have not yet started the course. If you have started the course, you must submit your cancellation within 7 days of the start day to be eligible for a refund.

Please submit cancellation requests to eLearning@apic.org or via fax to (202) 789-1899. Courses are non-transferrable and remain with the original registered individual regardless of position changes or employee departures.