Infection Prevention Leader Certificate Program From Virox and NAVTA

The 4 courses that must be taken to complete the certificate program are:

  1. Infectious Disease Control: Pathogens & Disease Prevention (this course)
  2. Infectious Disease Control: Infection Prevention
  3. Infectious Disease Control: Cleaning, Disinfection & Sterilization
  4. IInfectious Disease Control: Implementation & Communication

Use these links to learn about the other courses. They were designed to be take in order. However, each course is open for enrollment individually. You may take any or all of the 4 courses.


Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

RACE Subject Category: Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 982348


Content Presenter

Jenifer A Chatfield, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ACVPM


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Infectious Disease Control: Pathogens & Disease Transmission is a free veterinary CE offering made possible through the generous educational support of Virox® and NAVTA.

This course explores several zoonotic pathogens common to animal care settings discussing routes of transmission and clinical signs in order to explore mechanisms for prevention. Common questions such as “Can I or my pet get it?” or “Can we give it to each other?” can be answered only after the team fully understands the pathogens causing the disease. This course also looks at the difference between quarantine and isolation and when each is appropriate. In addition, this course introduces standard mechanisms for controlling disease transmission in a clinical setting.

After completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • list 3 zoonotic pathogens commonly encountered in animal care settings
  • outline two different modes of pathogen transmission
  • discuss broad-stroke mechanisms for controlling disease transmission
  • explain the difference between quarantine and isolation
  • outline when to implement isolation and quarantine protocols


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Scheduling

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations.

Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting. However, students who do not access the course within 30 days of last access will be processed as incomplete. Any activity within the course will reset to the full 30 days time allotment.

Participants who are unable to complete a course may re-enroll at their convenience providing the course is still available.


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the quiz with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Free Course

Price: FREE