EPI Intensive Certificate Cincinnati


Register early to save! Rates increase after June 14, 2019.

Earn your EPI Intensive Certificate through APIC’s new hybrid program, which combines four-days of face-to-face interactive learning with pre- and post-course online activities to reinforce learning.* This program has been redesigned using a risk assessment framework. Scenarios, case studies, group activities, and open discussion will help you learn how to practice and apply fundamental IPC knowledge to enhance your competency as an IP.

Learn the evidence-based best practices to develop an effective IPC program to protect patients, reduce risk, and comply with accrediting and regulatory requirements.

*To earn the EPI Intensive Certificate and available 34 CEs, participants must complete all program components as listed here.

Course Location
Westin Cincinnati



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

Paying by check, or prefer to register via mail? Download a registration form.


Rate Member Non-Member
(Includes 1-year APIC membership)
Early Bird (through 6/14/2019) $1,225 $1,375  
Standard Rate(from 6/15 thru 7/5/2019) $1,375 $1,525


Peg Gilbert, RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC
Ms. Gilbert is the owner of Quality IC, LLC. The focus of her business is to improve infection prevention practices in healthcare facilities using proven quality improvement strategies. Recently she authored a course on Becoming a Safe Injection Champion as part of a CDC grant awarded to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Gilbert is an infection control consultant and has received the Distinguished Service award from both the Nebraska APIC chapter and the Nebraska Infection Control Network. She has a master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis in adult education from Creighton University.

Carol Vance, RN, MSN, PHN, CIC
Ms. Vance is the Multi-Site Director of the Infection Prevention for Advocate Aurora Children’s Hospital and Interim Christ Medical Center. She has experience in the areas of critical care, infection prevention, diabetes education, and kidney transplant. Vance currently serves on APIC’s Board of Directors and won the APIC Hero Award in 2015 for her program “Plastic Rounds” to decrease CLABSIs and CAUTIs. She is active in her local APIC chapter as board member and President-Elect. She holds her MSN with emphasis in Leadership from Webster University and received her BSN and RN with a minor in Human Resource Management from California State University Long Beach.

Hotel & Travel

About Cincinnati
With so much to explore—from professional sports and renowned events to unique cultural attractions and award-winning family adventures—it’s easy to see why Cincinnati was named one of the 52 Places to Go in 2018 by The New York Times. Check out the burgeoning theater and culinary scene, Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati, and the Renaissance of Over-the-Rhine neighborhood!

The Westin Cincinnati
21 E. 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

APIC has negotiated a special rate for EPI Intensive Certificate Program attendees. To take advantage of this exclusive discount, use this special link.

$179 s/d
This rate will expire on 6/23/2019 so please make your reservations before that date.

Getting to Cincinnati
Cincinnati is served by the Cincinnati Municipal Airport – Lunken Field (LUK), located 12 miles from the hotel. Or travel by train—the Amtrak-Cincinnati station is located only 2 miles from the hotel.

Registration Information

Please note:

  • Registration ends when capacity is reached or at deadline.
  • Registrations are not confirmed until payment is received and processed by APIC 10 business days prior to the start of the course.
  • Once payment is received, an email confirmation will be sent within 24 hours to the email address on file. If you do not receive an email confirmation please contact education@apic.org. Please ensure email is received prior to making travel arrangements.
  • For attendees arriving on site and payment has not been received a credit card must be provided for payment. Admittance will not be granted until payment is made.

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.orgPlease 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.

Cancellation Policy

A $75 cancellation fee will be charged to all canceled 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.