NEW! Infection Prevention and Control Essentials for Ambulatory Care

Whether you were recently assigned IPC duties at your clinic or are a veteran IP whose oversight has expanded to include ambulatory care, this course provides essential knowledge and key resources you need to build an IPC framework for your facility.

Ambulatory care is a rapidly growing sector with diverse settings which pose unique challenges for infection prevention and control (IPC). Many ambulatory care facilities lack adequate IPC resources and quality control when compared to acute care settings. Patients, both healthy and sick, flow in and out on a daily basis.

The designated IP on site is often responsible for other duties yet must have an understanding of IPC essentials and the ability to work effectively with the entire team to ensure patient safety is viewed as priority.

This course provides essential knowledge and key resources you need to build an IPC framework for your facility. Your registration includes APIC’s Ambulatory Care Workbook (PDF version), which includes relevant templates and resources for this specialized care setting.

Proficiency Level



IPC Operations
Quality Improvement





Member Price


Non-Member Price


In addition to general IPC basics, this course will cover the unique responsibilities of an ambulatory IP and common challenges found in this setting, including:

  • Occupational Health
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • IPC Risk Assessment
  • Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization

This program is mapped to the APIC’s IP Competency Model. This model describes the knowledge, skills, and behaviors considered key to advancement and guides IPs toward areas of professional development throughout all career stages. Click here to view the full model.

Paying by check? Please download the 2020 registration form and mail it to the noted address. Please ensure that the registration form and any corresponding documents are included as we cannot process registrations without payment.

Bulk sales are available. Email for more information.


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).

Course evaluations will be available in your online training menu at the end of the course.

All course-related evaluations must be completed within 30 days of course completion. After satisfying all evaluation requirements, a certificate of completion will be available to print and/or download under My Transcripts for your records indicating CEUs.

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.

Technical Requirements

APIC Education Online courses are accessed through a web browser. The web browser you use must accept cookies, run Adobe Flash, and run JavaScript.

We recommend the below browsers and plug-ins for the best online learning experience

  • Minimum Internet Bandwidth
    Standard Definition (SD) videos: 5 Mbps
  • High Definition (HD) videos: 8 Mbps

Computer Operating System

  • PC: Windows XP or newer
  • Mac: OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or newer

Web Browsers

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  • Firefox support for most recent 2 public versions
  • Safari support for most recent 2 public versions
  • Google Chrome support for most recent 2 public versions

Browser Plug-ins
Flash Player version or higher. Go to Adobe Flash Player to install the latest version.

Note: APIC Education Online is a mobile-responsive website however, 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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Cancellation Policy

APIC must receive all cancellations in writing within 30 days of purchase if you have not yet started the course. If you have started the course, you must submit your cancellation within 7 days of the start day to be eligible for a refund.

Please submit cancellation requests to or via fax to (202) 789-1899. Courses are non-transferrable and remain with the original registered individual regardless of position changes or employee departures.