EPI Intensive Certificate


Earn your EPI Intensive Certificate through APIC’s new hybrid program, which combines our four-day EPI Intensive course with online pre-and post-course learning.




Becoming Proficient


Professional Stewardship
Quality Improvement
IPC Operations
IPC Informatics

Program Overview

This intensive training course covers foundational training and competency-building in infection prevention and control (IPC) for healthcare professionals. You will learn evidenced-based best practices to develop an effective IPC program to protect patients, reduce risk, and comply with accrediting and regulatory requirements.

The course introduces the various roles and responsibilities of the infection preventionist (IP) and uses a risk assessment framework for understanding IPC. Scenarios, case studies, digital flashcards, group activities, and open discussion will help you learn how to practice and apply fundamental IPC knowledge to enhance your competency as an IP. The course includes access to five online modules to reinforce learning. Enrollment is limited for each class to ensure a quality learning experience and enhanced networking.

View a sample agenda for our EPI Intensive Certificate here.

If you work in an ambulatory surgery care (ASC) practice setting, please explore our ASC Intensive course.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Develop an effective IPC risk assessment plan, including understanding risk and effective IPC program management related to employees, environment, population health, devices, procedures, and quality improvement.
  • Understand the core principles of IPC including epidemiology; microbiology; pathogens and diseases; cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization basics.
  • Define the role of the IP in meeting standards and requirements across the continuum of care.
  • Identify key drivers and components of a high-performing IPC team and program.
  • Explain the key elements of IPC rounding.
  • Explain the basics of implementation science.
  • Apply APIC’s updated Competency Model to your work and ongoing professional development.

Program Components

To earn the EPI Intensive Certificate and available 34 CEs, participants must complete all program components:

  1. 4-days of face-to-face training led by experienced instructors (28 contact hours awarded for attendance and evaluation)
  2. 6 hours of online EPI modules, with knowledge checks to support learning
  3. Achieving set minimum score on the post-course quiz to test your knowledge and support learning retention and application
  4. Pre- and post-course self-evaluation
  5. Program evaluation

Program Benefits

  1. Hands-on interactive sessions that cover the fundamentals of IPC in only 4 days
  2. Blended educational approach that maximizes your learning
  3. Certificate of achievement that demonstrates your competency and boosts your credibility with peers

Registration Rates

Registration fee includes attendance, one-year access to select online modules, course materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. It does not include travel expenses (airfare and hotel accommodations). Course fees are shown below.


Rate Member Non-Member
(Includes 1-year APIC membership)
Early Bird $1,225 $1,375
Standard Rate $1,375 $1,525


Group Registrations
APIC offers special group registration options for organizations registering four or more individuals from the same institution for a course.

4-9 registrants: 5% discount per person
10+ registrants: 10% discount per person

To register a group:

      • Contact education@apic.org for group registration form.
      • Complete a registration form for each individual and submit with group form for pricing to education@apic.org. Please note: All registrants must be identified at this time and no late additions will be permitted.
      • Group invoice will be generated for processing of payment (credit card or check) for registration.
      • Each registrant will receive an email confirmation once payment is processed and registrations are complete.

Please Note: Group registrations are not confirmed until payment is received and must be processed by APIC on or before the registration deadline.

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Cancellation Policy

A $75 cancellation fee will be charged to all cancelled registrations. Cancellations must be in writing and received via fax or email no later than 5 business days prior to the start of the course. No refunds or credits/transfers will be granted after this deadline. Participants who are “no shows” will not be granted a refund or credit/transfer of registration fees. Please submit cancellation requests to education@apic.org or via fax to (202) 789-1899.

Please note: Registration fees may only be transferred to the same course within the same calendar year based on space availability.

Substitutes are allowed. Please see substitution policy below for further details.

All substitution requests must be received by APIC Headquarters via fax or e-mail 10 days prior to the start of the course.

Accreditation, Contact Hours, and Evaluation

Attendees will be able to earn 34 contact hours for this activity.

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).

To receive your credit hours, you must complete all program components as listed above, including the program evaluation online. Course evaluations will be available via an online link provided in course materials. The evaluation for the 4-day in-person training must be completed within 30 days. Participants have up to one year to complete all the online components of the program. After satisfying all requirements, your EPI Intensive Certificate 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. While APIC is approved to provide contact hours, APIC’s educational programs may be eligible for continuing education units from other accrediting bodies. Please contact the accrediting body for more information on eligibility requirements and submission instructions.