Obtaining IPCH Credits

IPCH Credits

All Certificants are required to obtain at least six Infection Prevention Contact Hours (IPCHs) in each of the five major content areas for a total of IPCHs in a three-year recertification cycle.

1. Infection Prevention Program Development, Implementation, & Maintenance,
2. Infection Prevention Education and Training,
3. Surveillance, Data Collection & Analysis,
4. Infection Prevention Strategies, and
5. Instrument/Equipment Cleaning, Disinfection & Sterilization


All certificants must pay the annual fee of $50 during the payment period of October 1 – December 31 every year or their credential will be revoked. There will be no extension period allowed.


All certificants must submit 30 IPCHs (six 6 IPCHs in each of the five content areas) once in their three-year recertification cycle by December 31 of their three-year recertification cycle and pay the annual fee or their credential will be revoked. There will be no extension period allowed.


Effective January 1, 2019

No self-reported (unapproved) Continuing Education Hours will be accepted. The certificant will have to obtain AEUs from an approved provider. A list of approved providers is located at www.aboutcaip.org.

When a clinician decides to obtain certification in a specialty, I believe it demonstrates that the individual is motivated to continue learning, and it demonstrates initiative because they took the Read More…

Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC™

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