EUCIC IPC Certificate Programme

Through the Infection and Prevention Control (IPC) certificate programme of the European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC), experts from various training centres, countries, and professions are brought together to help shape the next generation of IPC specialists. The European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) is also a proud contributor in this learning experience, providing advanced modules on surveillance, epidemiology, and data analysis.

Trainee Benefits

The EUCIC Infection Prevention and Control Certificate is the first training programme providing both metaand European competence. Graduates of the EUCIC programme will be able to cope with the major challenges that are ahead of us in the field of infection prevention and control.

Programme Director

“To contribute to the training of a new generation of IPC experts and leaders worldwide is an inspiring privilege.”

Nico Mutters, Germany

EUCIC Chairperson and Programme Director


“The EUCIC Training Programme provides an invaluable European perspective, fostering collaboration with top specialists to enhance patient safety. An enriching experience!”

Manuel Krone, Germany
EUCIC Trainee 2022-2024 cohort

“The EUCIC Training Programme provides an invaluable European perspective, fostering collaboration with top specialists to enhance patient safety. An enriching experience!”

Elena Carrara, Italy
EUCIC Trainee 2022-2024 cohort

“I highly recommend this training for individuals aiming to effectively lead IPC programs within their institutions as it provides an opportunity for both personal and professional growth.”

Eden Dagnachew Zeleke, Ethiopia
EUCIC Trainee 2024-2026 cohort

EUCIC Certificate Programme 2024-2026

The next wave of learning starts in Groningen in May 2024 with a basic course, followed by ten required modules and activities over a two-year period.

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EUCIC Certificate Programme 2022-2024

The two-year programme began with a required basic module in Groningen. From there, trainees had the opportunity to attend advanced and local modules across different countries. This cohort graduated during ESCMID Global 2024.

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Excellence Centers

EUCIC Excellence sites host basic and advanced training modules in English where Training sites can also provide modules in local languages. Interested in registering your institution as an EUCIC Excellence Centre?

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EUCIC trainees are invited to aplly for infection control Observerships through the EUCIC training and excellence centers. This is an exceptional opportunity to expand your knowledge and first-hand practical skills in infection control.

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Training is made up of a basic module and 6 advanced modules that are supplemented with observership programmes. For more information, please check the EUCIC webpage.

To obtain a certificate the entire programme must be completed, and the final exam passed successfully.

At the end of each module, students will be given a short evaluation to assess overall comprehension. Finally, upon completion of the entire programme, a final exam with written and oral sections will be given.

You will receive CME credits for each module you attend and complete. The number of credit points for each module is indicated on the EUCIC website.

To apply to become a trainer of a EUCIC training programme module, please contact us using the contact form.

While participating in the training programme does not require an ESCMID membership, joining our Society does provide many benefits, including exclusive reduced registration fees. We therefore eagerly encourage you to apply for ESCMID membership!

Yes, the programme is open for all practitioners, but the topics will cover mainly the European perspective.

The programme costs €5000 for non-ESCMID members, €4700 for ESCMID members and €4200 for specialists who can start the training directly in the advanced module.

Overall we prefer to be paid directly in EUR. In principle it is also possible to pay in another currency, however the conversion rates to EUR must be covered by the participant.

Yes, it is possible to pay in three instalments, as per the chart below. Please note the additional cost for processing of multiple payments.


(and due date)

Non-ESCMID member

ESCMID member

Specialist (not requiring the basic module)

Installment 1

(before 28 Feb 2021)




Installment 2

(before 29 Nov 2021)

2100 €



Installment 3

(before 29 March 2022)