Healthcare-Associated IP Training Critical Access Hospitals

This course is designed to provide infection prevention training specific to the Critical Access Hospital environment. 

Our five modules cover the most important topics:

  • Infection Prevention for Critical Access Hospitals
  • Surveillance
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Multi-drug resistant Organisms 
  • Principles and practices for cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and environmental cleaning

8 hours


This course is developed strictly for use by the Department of Health and Human Services and is not for purchase.


Nursing contact hours: 8

How do I get contact hours?

To receive contact hours for an online course, you must complete the program in its entirety and complete an online evaluation. Your feedback is not only required by the accrediting organization, but it is vital to development of future programming.

How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

Complete the online evaluation from your computer immediately upon completion of the course by using the course survey link provided in the training menu. Once the online evaluation is complete, you will be eligible to obtain your contact hours via the certificate of completion. 

First-time users – Click the orange “register” button above to start the registration process. 

Returning students: 

Please follow the steps below to return to your course.

Step 1:

Log in to using the green “Sign in” button at the top of the homepage.

Step 2:

Visit to see the list of online courses. Click the course you wish to return to.


Step 3:

On the course information page, click the green button in the middle of the page titled “Return to course”**. Click that button to pass through to your courses.


**Note: if the button is orange and reads “register” instead of green reading “return to course” please sign in to the site using step 1 above.

Technical Requirements
APIC Education Online Center online learning courses are accessed through a web browser. The web browser you use must accept cookies, run Adobe Flash, and run JavaScript. To check if your browser does these things, visit this page to run a test.
APIC courses require a computer that runs Windows XP (or later), has Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 (or later), and Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (or later). 
Apple OS X users need to use a browser that runs JavaScript, Adobe Flash, and has the Adobe PDF Reader installed.
Note: 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.
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