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Educational Opportunities

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.

APIC 2020 Annual Conference

APIC 2020 Annual Conference

Join us June 10-12, 2020 in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona for three powerful days of learning, networking, and inspiration. From our exceptional educational programming to our dynamic Exhibit Hall and everything in between, APIC 2020 is the must-attend event for IPs from around the globe.
Face-to-Face Learning

Face-to-Face Learning

APIC is your go-to resource for comprehensive infection prevention education and professional development courses taught by skilled and experienced faculty. Designed for all career levels and practice settings, these in-person educational experiences offer in-depth training, hands-on learning, and peer-to-peer networking.
Online Learning

Online Learning

Learn when and where it’s most convenient for you. Whether you’re looking for fundamental training or specialized education, our online courses provide the education you’re seeking. Each online course provides access for up to one year.
NEW! Bundled Learning Options

NEW! Bundled Learning Options

We've taken our most popular products and combined them into powerful learning bundles - saving you time and money while making sure you get the resources you need. Take advantage of discounted prices with our new bundled offerings. Our learning bundles are 10% off the full retail value.
EPI® in Long-Term Care Certificate Series

EPI® in Long-Term Care Certificate Series

This course provides those working in long-term care with a baseline of infection prevention and control (IPC) knowledge, as well as information on handling the infection prevention challenges that are unique to the long-term care (LTC) practice setting.
Group Training

Group Training

Utilize our network of educators’ expertise to provide training and education for your group. APIC’s group training provides fundamental IPC education for city and state health departments and organizations and corporations.

Certification Preparation

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.

IP Certification Review online course

This on-demand prep course includes nine in-depth modules corresponding to the content areas of the certification exam, one general chapter about taking the exam, and a timed practice exam using retired CIC exam questions.

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

Education customer service
1-800-650-9570 – press #2 for Education