Education & Certification
- Infection Prevention Training & Education
- APIC 2020 Annual Conference
- Face-to-Face Learning
- Online Learning
- CIC Certification
- NEW! Bundled Learning Options
- Group Training
- EPI® in Long-Term Care Certificate Series
- APIC/SHEA Joint Leadership Development Course
- Applied Learning Conference
- Accreditation & Contact Hours
APIC offers clinical training and professional development opportunities for infection preventionists no matter where you are in your career. With face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning programs, you’ll find an educational experience that suits your learning style, your schedule, and your budget. Learn more about our comprehensive educational offerings below and choose the right course for you.
Demonstrate your expertise and commitment with the CIC®
The CIC® credential identifies healthcare professionals who have shown mastery in knowledge of infection prevention and control by sitting for and passing the certification exam. The CIC® credential shows a commitment to best practices in infection prevention and control and improved patient care and signals to your employer and colleagues that you are committed to your professional growth.
Introducing our new CIC In-Person and Virtual Certification Course!
Designed for those preparing to take the CIC exam or recertification exam, this interactive course will teach the fundamental concepts of IPC practice and provide test preparation tips, strategies, and practice questions. Access guidance for developing a personal study plan and identify test-taking strategies.
Professional Development Tools
APIC’s Competency Model
The updated APIC Competency Model for the IP reflects the dynamic nature of the IPC field. Patient safety remains the core of IPC practice. New to the updated model is a focus on the continuum of care. The updated model has four career stages and six future-oriented competency domains to guide IPs in progressing through the career stages and pursuing leadership roles.
Developmental Path of the Infection Preventionist
As part of APIC’s mission to create a safer world through prevention of infection, APIC provides evidence-based, scientific, and proven resources to infection preventionists, healthcare professionals, and patients.
Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC®)
CIC® status identifies healthcare professionals who have shown mastery in knowledge of infection prevention and control. It also shows a commitment to best practices in infection prevention and control and improved patient care. Certification also signals to your employer and your colleagues that you are committed to professional growth and advancing the practice.
Accreditation & Contact Hours
APIC is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
One contact hour is defined as one hour of time spent in an educational experience.
Course evaluations will be available via an online link provided in course materials. 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 CEs.
Contact APIC Education
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