Students must complete all 3 core courses and 2 elective courses with a grade of 'B' or better in each course to receive the certificate.

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If you are considering an Infection Prevention position post graduation, consider planning on taking the Associate – Infection Prevention and Control entry-level certification examination before you seek a position. View information about this new exam.

Core Courses:

All 3 core courses are required for the CHIP:

  • EPID680 Hospital Epidemiology I (Winter)
  • EPID681 Hospital Epidemiology II (Fall)
  • EPID525 Clinical and Diagnostic Microbiology (Winter)


Any 2 of the following elective courses are required for the CHIP:

  • EPID 505 Polymicrobial Communities in Human Health and Disease (Not offered 2021-2022)
  • EPID507 Microbial Control: Sterilization, Disinfection and Manipulation (Winter)
  • EPID512 Biologic Basis of Disease (Fall)
  • EPID605 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Fall)
  • EPID607 Communicable Diseases in Public Health Practice (Not offered 2021-2022)
  • EPID634 Foundations in Infectious Disease Transmission Modeling (Winter)
  • EPID 664 Field Methods In Epidemiology for Developing Countries (Winter)
  • HBEHED610 Issues in Public Health Ethics (Not offered 2021-2022)
  • HBEHED622 Program Evaluation in Health Education (Fall)
  • HBEHED624 Needs Assessment Methods for Public Health (Not offered 2021-2022)
  • HBEHED641 Materials and Methods in Health Education Programs (Not offered 2021-2022)
  • HBEHED651 Program Development in Health Education (Winter)
  • HBEHED662 Risk Communication: Theory, Techniques, and Applications in Health (Fall)
  • HMP600 The Health Services System I (Fall)
  • HMP601 Healthcare Quality, Performance Measurement And Improvement (Winter)
  • HMP602 Survey of the U.S. Health Care System (No Longer Offered)
  • EHS576 Biological Agents (Winter)