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.


Update: EUCIC is delighted that the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) has agreed to contribute to the training programme. ECDC’s contribution is expected in the areas of surveillance, epidemiology and data analysis, and the centre will offer an observership programme covering several of the modules.


Information about the programme

The two-year training programme starts in February 2018 with a basic and compulsory module in Groningen. Advanced modules follow in June and October of 2018, and in January, March, May and September of 2019. In addition, trainees will have the opportunity to attend local modules in different countries comprising the topics of the curriculum, follow e-learning modules, and apply for observerships.


A detailed description of the full programme can be found here. 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 p14 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 p15 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.