EUCIC Certificate

The EUCIC offers a transformative IPC training programme, built to enhance and share expertise across the globe.

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Through the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) certificate of the European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC), the training of a new generation of IPC specialists across training centres, countries, and professions, is now complete. The EUCIC is thrilled to have collaborated with the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC), offering expertise in advanced modules such as surveillance, epidemiology, and data analysis, in addition to hosting 5 observerships.


Across our interconnected global landscape, the rise of Infectious Diseases (ID) and the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms highlights the critical need for a heightened focus on IPC. Yet, opportunities for quality training and IPC qualifications remain limited. IPC approaches vary widely from one European country to another, even across different healthcare settings within the same nation. However, each country boasts unique competencies and specialties. This is why, building upon these rich perspectives and approaches, the EUCIC continuously hosts a tailored educational programme designed to shape the next wave of IPC experts, equipped to confront the evolving challenges of ID and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).


The 2022-2024 trainee programme is now complete, but we look forward to your application for a future installment!

Modules and programme

Discover the modules we offered during our 2022-2024 training programme.


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EUCIC Basic Module in IPC

29 May - 3 June 2022

Groningen (Netherlands)

Alex W. Friedrich

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Epidemiology and Data Analysis

31 October – 3 November 2022

Utrecht (Netherlands)

Jan Kluytmans

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Making peace with our microbial genomes: Use of whole genome sequencing data in clinical microbiology and hygiene

13 – 14 March 2023

Münster (Germany)

Alex Melmann Dag Harmssen Nico T. Mutters

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Antibiotic Therapy and Antimicrobial Stewardship

7 – 9 June 2023

Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Tatjana Lejko Zupanc

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Technical Hygiene and Occupational Safety

5 – 6 October 2023

Vienna (Austria)

Elisabeth Presterl

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Implementation in Infection Prevention and Control

2 – 3 November 2023

Geneva (Switzerland)

Walter Zingg Didier Pittet

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Laboratory and clinical aspects of the surveillance of healthcare-associated infections a theoretical and practical approach

24 – 27 January 2024

Athens (Greece)

Athanassios Tsakris

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Local modules (3 possible choices)

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Training professionals in patient safety

22 – 23 June 2022

Matosinhos, Portugal

Isabel Neves/David Peres

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Surveillance and meta-competence

19 – 20 September 2022

Nicosia, Cyprus

Constantinos Tioutis

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Meta-competence and European competence

12-13 December 2022

Madrid, Spain

Alejandro Quiros


Biofilm-driven infections: Research and clinical relevance

22 – 24 March 2023

Bucharest, Romania

Oana Sandulescu

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Management of “pandemic” MDROs: Is it still simple and feasible?

10 – 12 May 23

Sicily, Italy

Annibale Raglio

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Infection Control, Antimicrobial and Diagnostic Stewardship in the Emergency Room: Simulation to enhance practic

22 – 23 June 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Carlos Palos

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Infection and resistance prevention in the regional healthcare network

11 – 12 September 2023

Groningen, Netherlands

Andreas Voss


Achieving effective behaviour change in infection prevention & control and antibiotic stewardship

4 – 6 December 2023


Michael Borg

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Molecular and bioinformatic tools for infection control

11-13 October 2023

Bucharest, Romania

Dragos Florea

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Registration fees

Please note registration is now closed.

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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)