South Dakota LTC Certificate Course

The South Dakota LTC Certificate course runs from 8 am to 4:30 pm on Monday, January 8 and Tuesday, January 9. The course will be taught at the Arrowwood Resort & Conference Cetner at Cedar Shore. Located at 1500 Shoreline Drive, Oacoma, SD 57365.

EPI for LTC 102 will be held from 8 am – 4:30 pm on February 5 and 6 at the Chamberlain Convention Center at AmericInn Lodge & Suites at 1981 East King St, Chamberlain, SD 57325

The APIC certificate program gathers baseline IPC content in one series and includes the following required components:

·         In-person event: EPI® 101 for LTC 
EPI® 101 for LTC is a tailored version of APIC’s gold standard EPI
® 101 course, focusing on the building blocks of infection prevention and control knowledge. Topics include:

o    State and federal regulations for infection prevention and control

o    Basics of epidemiology and microbiology

o    Environmental services’ roles in infection prevention

·          Online courses
After taking EPI
® 101, certificate learners spend time on a suite of three online courses: 

o    Microbiology 101 for Infection Preventionists

o    Basic Statistics for Infection Preventionists

o    Effectively Using Data

·         In-person event: EPI® 102 for LTC
Like EPI® 101 for LTC, EPI® 102 for LTC tailors content from the original EPI® 102 class to the long-term care setting in an intensive, 2-day training that advances the infection prevention and control knowledge of attendees. Topics include:

o    Clostridium difficile: What to watch for and how to manage an outbreak

o    Proper cleaning and disinfection in long-term care settings

·         Certificate exam 
After attending the two in-person classes and completing the online education, learners will take an exam with questions covering all of the content. Learners with a score 75% or better on the exam will earn the “APIC Certificate of Infection Prevention Training.” Note: Learners will have three chances to score 75%.

Event Location: Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center at Cedar Shore 

Address: 1500 Shoreline Drive, Oacoma, SD 57365

IMPORTANT: This event is only for South Dakota-based healthcare professionals. If you found this page in error, please disregard.

APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

Accreditation, Contact Hours 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).

Contact Hours: Attendees will be able to earn between 38-40 contact hours for this activity, and can only be obtained through completion of the online evaluation.

Course evaluations will be sent via an online link to the email address on file within 7 business days of the conclusion of the education program. Upon receipt, 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 contact hours.

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.

Click here to access course evaluations.

  • Username: APIC Member ID # (hint: your badge ID #)
  • Password: apic (all lowercase)

For January 8 and 9
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center at Cedar Shore
1500 Shoreline Drive, Oacoma, SD 57365

Hotel Reservations: (888) 697-6363 or 
Block rooms available under South Dakota Department of Health for $99.95/night

For February 5 and 6 
Chamberlain Convention Center at AmericInn Lodge & Suties
1981 East King St
Chamberlain, SD 57325

Reservations: (605) 734-0985
Block rooms under SD Department of Health $80/night + tax/night