EPI Intensive Certificate | Orlando, FL

Join us in Orlando, FL, for this interactive course which combines four days of in-person training with online pre-and post-course learning.

Orlando, FL
April 20-23
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando

This course, designed for infection preventionists with 3 years or less of experience, provides fundamental infection prevention training for healthcare professionals working in different practice settings.

You’ll learn the various roles and responsibilities of the IP and get 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.

Save $150 when you register by March 16.

Proficiency Level:



Member Price
thru 3/16/20

Non-Member Price
thru 3/16/20

Becoming Proficient

Professional Stewardship
Quality Improvement
IPC Operations


Rate increases to $1375 after 3/16/20

Rate increases to $1525 after 3/16/20

Benefits of Attending

This interactive program is comprised of hands-on sessions that cover the fundamentals of IPC in only 4 days. Our blended educational approach maximizes your learning and allows you to earn a certificate of achievement that demonstrates your completion of competency-based program requirements and boosts your credibility.

Course Objectives

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

  • Develop an effective IPC risk assessment plan, and understand 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, and cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization.
  • Define the role of the IP 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 and the basics of implementation science.
  • Apply APIC’s updated Competency Model to your work and professional development.

Course Components

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

  • 4-days of face-to-face training led by experienced instructors (28 contact hours awarded for attendance and evaluation)
  • Five online modules to reinforce learning
  • 6 hours of online EPI modules, with knowledge checks to support learning
  • Limited enrollment for each class to ensure a quality learning experience and enhanced networking.
  • Pre- and post-course self-evaluation
  • Program evaluation

View a sample agenda for our EPI Intensive Certificate here.

Hotel and Travel

With more than 100 amazing, standalone attractions, Orlando has no shortage of unique thrills you can’t find anywhere else.  Known throughout the world, Orlando is a exceptional destination for this EPI Intensive Certificate program.

Average weather in April is generally warm, with daytime temperatures ranging from 63°F to 84°F. You’ll miss the humidity that comes in the summer months, and the evening temperatures are a lovely 60°F.

Getting There

Orlando is served by the Orlando International Airport (MCO). Located approximately 20 minutes from International Drive — the heart of our tourism district —MCO works with more than 40 scheduled airlines to provide nonstop service from over 150 international and domestic destinations. What’s more, airfares at MCO are among the lowest of the 50 largest airports in the U.S.

If you prefer rail travel, Amtrak provides service via its station in downtown Orlando. Our commuter rail service, SunRail, connects key cities along our main corridor.

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando Airport
5555 Hazeltine National Drive
Orlando, Florida 32812
Tel: (407) 856-0100
Rate: $149/night for 1 King or 2 Queen Beds
Book by 3/29 to reserve this rate!

Perfectly located with easy access to everything, the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport is the smart choice. Just 1.5 miles north of the Orlando International Airport and less than 20 minutes from all the popular Orlando attractions.

Newly renovated in January 2019, this hotel has had updates to all guest rooms, the lobby, restaurant, lounge, fitness center, conference center and event space.

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


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.

Jamie Swift, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Jamie Swift has worked in the infection control field for 18 years and is currently the Corporate Director of Infection Prevention for Ballad Health, overseeing 21 hospitals. Swift earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing, as well as her certification in Executive Leadership from Milligan College and is currently enrolled in a Masters’ of Science in Nursing program. Prior to transitioning to the acute care hospital setting, Swift worked 11 years with the Tennessee Department of Health in the infection control and communicable disease division. In 2017 she was the recipient of the APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention Award.

Registration Information

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.

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.

Accreditation, Contact Hours, and Evaluation

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).

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.

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.

2020 EPI Intensive Dates & Locations

These dates don’t work with your schedule? Choose another course date that works for you!

March 2 – 5
Albuquerque, NM*
DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque

August 24-27
Arlington, VA**
Hilton Arlington

May 11-14
Portland, OR
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel

September 21-24
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta-Buckhead

July 13-16
Dallas, TX
Sheraton Suites Market Center

November 16-19
San Diego*
Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island

*co-located with an ASC Intensive Course
**co-located with 4-day CIC Preparation Course

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