EUCIC Infection Prevention and Control Certificate

With the EUCIC Infection Prevention and Control Certificate, EUCIC aims to provide a unique European perspective on infection prevention and control. It does this by sharing the expertise and competencies within training centres, countries and professions. This collaborative effort will result in the training of a new generation of IPC specialists.


EUCIC is delighted that the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) has agreed to contribute to the training programme. ECDC’s contribution is in the areas of  the advanced modules surveillance and-, epidemiology and data analysis. Furthermore, the ECDC offers five observerships.


A detailed description of the full programme 2022-2024 can be found here. The EUCIC Training programme 2021-2023 has been canceled due to COVID-19; A detailed description of the old programme can be found here.


For more information contact Prof. Emine ALP MEŞE (eminealpmese[at] and Prof. Nico T. Mutters (nico.mutters[at]


Information about the programme


The two-year training programme starts with a basic and compulsory module in Groningen. This module has been postponed. Advanced modules will follow from 2022-2024. In addition, trainees will have the opportunity to attend local modules in different countries comprising the topics of the curriculum and apply for observerships


Make sure to have a look at our short programme as well and feel free to distribute it within your professional network!


Key information, including short-links to more information, on the programme are listed below:


  • Eligibility: All medical doctors and pharmacists, nurses or other healthcare professionals with a MSc or PhD are eligible. After successful completion of the programme (acquiring ~60 ECTS), trainees will receive the EUCIC Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control. For more information, please see p15 in the full programme.

  • Tuition fees: The tuition fee for the whole programme, covering 10 modules (1 basic module, 6 advanced modules, 3 local modules) is €5000 for non-ESCMID members, €4700 for ESCMID members and €4200 for specialists who can start the training directly in the advanced module. The fee can be paid in installments (finally amounting to €5200, €5000 and €4400 respectively). Trainees can also choose to pay per module. Pricing of individual modules can be found in the respective module descriptions. The best performing graduate will be honoured at ECCMID and receive a full tuition refund. For more information, please see p16 in the full programme.

  • Registration: The list of current modules open for registration can be found here. On all communication relating to registration, please make sure to clearly state your name and the module for which you are registering!

  • If you want to stay apprised of updates on the programme, you can subscribe to the programme's mailing list.