Recertification by Continuing Education: Infection Prevention Units (IPUs) Opportunities Chart

CBIC compiled the below list of IPUs opportunities as an additional resource for recertifying candidates. Some of the opportunities are free, and some are paid, but the goal is that this will serve as a helpful resource for you during your recertification process. CBIC will update this list periodically so check back regularly for updates and additions.

*Please note that partial credits are not acceptable for IPUs. Please review the IPUs Criteria Chart to determine which category and IPUs denomination your activity will fit into: https://www.cbic.org/CBIC/Recertify/Recertification-by-Continuing-Education/IPUs-Criteria-Chart.htm.

Activity Name

Provider

Accrediting Body

Description

IPUs Earned

Price

URL

3M Health Care Academy

3M Health Care Academy

Dependent on activity, most accredited by California Board of Registered Nursing. Always verify that a course is registered before purchasing it

3M offers educational courses on a variety of topics in the form of live and archived 1-hour webinars.

 

Must register for account to access content.

1 CEU earned for each hour webinar

 

Free

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/3m-health-care-academy-us/

 

ASCP Online Education

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

 

Journal articles and other resources available for purchase in the areas of Microbiology, Lab Administration, and others.

Varies

Starts at $20

https://store.ascp.org/

 

National Healthcare Safety Network Training

NHSN through CDC

CMEs: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

 

CNEs: American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

 

CEUs: International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Self-paced, 1-hour or less, training courses.

 

Credits can be earned in a variety of topics: CLABSI, CAUTI, PNEU, VAE, etc.

 

Please view “Continuing Education Information” documentation corresponding to applicable activities.

Varies

Free

https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/training/continuing-edu/cbts.html

Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course

CDC

CMEs: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

 

CNEs: American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

 

CEUs: International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Self-paced, 23 modules and sub-modules for credit, completed in any order. All modules must be completed to obtain continuing education.

 

Additional resources also available.

Varies

Free

https://www.cdc.gov/longtermcare/training.html

NETEC Webinars and Courses

National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center

American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

NETEC offers online courses and webinars. Online courses are available for credit and cover infection control pathogens and other topics. Webinars -live or archived- focus on a variety of topics, most recently, COVID-19.

Varies

Free

https://netec.org/training-2/

AORN CNE Opportunities

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

AORN offers tool kits and webinars on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: environmental cleaning, aseptic technique, equipment and product safety, sterilization and disinfection.

Varies, but more than 200 CNE contact hours available with membership

Free to members

https://www.aorn.org/education/individuals/continuing-education/cne-included-in-aorn-membership

 

Fundamentals of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Clinical Laboratories

CDC

CMEs: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

 

CNEs: American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

 

CEUs: International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

One-hour online course focused on lab safety and PPE.

1 contact hour

Free

https://www.cdc.gov/labtraining/training-courses/basic-microbiology/fundamentals-personal-protective-equipment.html?deliveryName=DM25742

Prevention Course in Healthcare-Associated Infection Knowledge and Control (Prevention CHKC)

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

Preventing and controlling HAIs and pathogens in the healthcare setting.

Can earn up to 10 IPUs

Free until May 31st, otherwise $25/non-members after the 31st.

https://learningce.shea-online.org/content/prevention-chkc#group-tabs-node-course-default4

PDI CE Programs

PDI

California Board of Registered Nursing

Variety of online webinars/courses available.

1 credit hour

Free

https://pdihc.com/courses/

Learning CE Courses

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

Variety of courses available.

Varies

Free options

https://learningce.shea-online.org/courses

Training Courses: CDC Train

CDC

CMEs: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

 

CNEs: American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

 

CEUs: International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Variety of web-based trainings/webinars that are self-paced and offer credits on a variety of topics. May also search by specific credit offerings.

Varies

Free options available

https://www.train.org/cdctrain/search?type=course&max_list_price=0

Infection Prevention and Control Resources

Public Health Ontario

Dependent on activity

Free offerings of infection prevention and control best practice documents, learning modules on Core Competencies, modules for Reprocessing, videos for donning and doffing PPE, and hand hygiene, among other activities.

Varies

Free

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/health-topics/infection-prevention-control

Local APIC and IPAC Canada chapters

Local chapters

Dependent on chapter

Educational offerings, including infection prevention conferences, webinars, in-person educational seminars, and others provided by your local chapter.

Varies

Varies

APIC: https://apic.org/member-services/chapters/chapter-map/

 

IPAC Canada: https://ipac-canada.org/ (Chapters tab at top of webpage)

Wild Iris Medical Education

Wild Iris

American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC)

Accredited educational offerings in infection prevention and control/public health and other topics.

Varies

Free to Minimal cost

https://wildirismedicaleducation.com/nursing-ceu/course-list

Continuing

Education.com

Dependent on activity

Jointly accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Provides a variety of continuing education activities, mostly in an online course format.

Varies

Starts at $7.50

https://www.continuingeducation.com/medicine

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