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On-demand Open to All

Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO)

When: January 1 - December 31, 2023 @ 12:00am EST


Members: $450 | Non-Members: $650

About This Event

AHCA’s Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) is a specialized course of study for healthcare professionals who desire to serve as Infection Preventionists (IPs) as established in the CMS Reform of Requirements of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities. Through this program, individuals will be specially trained to effectively implement and manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program in a nursing facility or assisted living community. CMS and AHCA both recommend that nursing facilities have at least two Infection Preventionists.

It addresses both clinical and organizational systems, processes and cultural aspects of infection prevention and control which are fundamental to effectively leading and administering a center’s Infection Prevention & Control program. Federal regulation 483.80, Avoid F880 citation (the 2nd most common CMS citation)!

This updated version incorporates information from the COVID-19 pandemic, the most recent regulatory requirements as well as sections on Candida auris, Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs), and Enhanced Barrier Precautions (EBP). Additionally, there is an entire section about operating an effective water management program.


Students who complete this course successfully will be able to:

  • Effectively manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program within their health care setting
  • Convey to staff effective strategies to prevent infections
  • Implement practices and procedures to mitigate infections
  • Enforce practices and policies related to infection prevention
  • Provide on-going education to others including staff, residents and families

You have 12 months to complete the course from the date you open the course. Participants must complete all training modules and successfully pass quizzes and final test with a grade of 80 or above to receive a certificate of completion from AHCA, valid for 3 years.



AHCA’s IPCO Training Certificate is valid for three years at which time it must be renewed.  For information about renewing training certificates, visit

Registrations for IPCO must be done by the individual who will be taking the course, under their individual login.  Registrations cannot be done by another person or under another person’s login.  If you are not sure of your member status, please email before making payment. 

Questions about this event?

Please email Katie, IHCA’s director of education, using the form below.

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