Center for Experiential Learning

Infection Control

The University of Rochester, in collaboration with other teaching hospitals in the community, has developed a syllabus and self-study program with a post-test component, which has met the Department of Health and State Education Department requirements. New York State Certification is provided upon completion.

In August 1992, legislation passed requiring certain health professionals in New York State to obtain approved training in infection control and barrier precautions. These professionals include physicians, physician & specialist assistants, registered & licensed practical nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, and podiatrists. Initial training was to have been accomplished by JULY 1, 1994. Training needs to be retaken every four years. Professional staff new to the Medical Center are responsible for meeting these training requirements.

Documentation of this training is required for:

  • Hospital credentialing process for physicians, PAs, NPs, CRNAs, and mid-wives
  • Renewal of professional licenses for nurses and other healthcare professionals

Six basic core elements for this training include:

  • Professional Responsibility for Infection Control
  • Transmission and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
  • Use of Engineering and Work Practice Controls
  • Selection and use of Barriers and  Personal Protective Equipment
  • Principles and Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Prevention and Control of Infectious and Communicable Diseases in Health-Care Workers

Online Registration and Training Procedure

  • Register by logging onto the Infection Control course in CVENT
  • Complete the registration process, including payment by credit card, check, or University Requisition. You will then be sent a confirmation email containing the Self-Study Training Program, Post Test, and Electronic Answer Sheet
  • Study the program materials and complete, sign and return the Electronic Answer Sheet as instructed
  • Individuals receiving at least 80% correct on the Post Test will receive appropriate Certificate of Completion
  • Certificate will be emailed within 21 days of receipt of Post Test (and confirmation of payment)
  • Those receiving less than 80% will need to be re-tested

Fees (Includes Training and Certification)

Attendees Cost
University of Rochester Employees or persons who have admitting/attending privileges at Strong Memorial Hospital $18.50
All OTHERS: $28.50

Payment can be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover), check, or University 312 Requisition. If paying by check or University 312 Requisition, certificates of completion will not be mailed until payment is received.

Please send checks or University 312 Requisitions along with a printed copy of your confirmation to:

University of Rochester Medical Center
Center For Experiential Learning
601 Elmwood Ave. Box 709
Rochester, New York 14642