Prepare for Your Associate – Infection Prevention and Control (a-IPC) Exam

See how a-IPC Certification can help you build foundational IP knowledge and skills, while setting you up for a successful IP career.

Success on the a-IPC certification exam demonstrates 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.

Discover learning options for every study style.

Whether you prefer to learn with the help of an expert instructor, or at your own time & convenience, APIC has a learning option that can help you succeed! Explore and contrast the options below to find your perfect fit.

Explore what's inside the APIC Learning System for a-IPC.

The APIC Learning System for a-IPC is divided into five modules. You will learn best practices, build your knowledge and hone your skills in basic infection prevention and control. The information you gain through these materials will help you prepare for success on your a-IPC exam, as well as drive improvement in your healthcare facility.

Reading Materials

Online embedded reader plus optional printed books

  • MODULE 1: Identification of Infectious Disease Processes
  • MODULE 2: Surveillance and Outbreaks
  • MODULE 3: The Infection Prevention Program
  • MODULE 4: Occupational Health
  • MODULE 5: Preventing HAIs Linked to Equipment & Environment

Online Study Tools

All are accessible on a variety of devices

  • Assessment: Online assessment helps determine your current knowledge and identify areas for improvement.
  • Module Quizzes: Check your understanding of the lessons covered in reading modules and decide whether you need further study or practice on the topic.
  • Flashcards: Practice learning key terms and concepts to reinforce your knowledge.
  • Glossary: Look up key terms from anywhere in the system with the glossary.
  • Resource Center: Additional resources including printable flashcards, related links to key IP information referenced in the print modules, downloadable e-book versions, and much more!
  • Post-Test: Cap off your studies and confirm exam readiness with the Post-Test.
  • Reports: Track your progress, compare the results of quizzes and pre- and post-tests. View a breakdown of your test scores by module to determine your learning gain.

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