Education & Certification
APIC offers a comprehensive collection of clinical education and professional development programs, in face-to-face and online formats for all career levels and practice settings. Additionally, APIC also supports the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology’s CIC® (Certification in Infection Control) credential.
Professional Development and Certification
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. Learn more.
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. Learn more.
APIC’s Annual Conference is the largest international gathering of infection preventionists where you can expand your knowledge and network with peers and world-renowned experts. Each year thousands of healthcare professionals from around the world gather for three days to advance their network and learn about evidence-based advances in infection prevention. Learn more.
Infection Prevention Academy
Offering a variety of courses for all levels on the APIC competency model, both acute and ambulatory care practice settings, you will have the opportunity to network and learn with hundreds of other infection preventionists from around the country and visit with select industry leaders in our exhibit hall. Academy Courses include: EPI and ASC 101 & 102, Advanced Education for the IP and CIC® Certification Preparatory Course. Learn more.
This novice level four-day course, designed for infection preventionists with 1-3 years of experience, is limited to 50 attendees and provides intensive fundamental infection prevention training for healthcare professionals working in different practice settings. Learn more.
Free to APIC members, APIC presents monthly hour-long webinars on a range of topics, from infection prevention innovations to leadership to disease outbreaks. These webinars are also archived and available in our on-demand webinar library.
Affordable, interactive courses provide convenient access to accredited infection prevention continuing education. Take the class any time, from any computer.
Virtual Learning Labs
These four- to six-week, instructor-led classes focus on data creation, manipulation, and presentation and are delivered through a combination of live online learning sessions, discussion board activities, and real world application exercises.
Accreditation, CEUs and Evaluation
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). 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 CEUs.
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