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
  2. Infectious Disease Control: Infection Prevention & Sterilization
  3. Infectious Disease Control: Cleaning, Disinfection & Sterilization (this course)
  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 2 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 982366


Content Presenter

Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Infectious Disease Control: Cleaning, Disinfection & Sterilization is a free veterinary CE offering made possible through the generous educational support of Virox® and NAVTA

Environmental and equipment cleaning, disinfection, and, in some settings, sterilization are critical to preventing workplace-associated infections. Effective infection control protocols require identifying the steps and correct procedures needed for success. This course reviews the components of an effective protocol along with common disinfection pitfalls and their solutions. Lastly, the course outlines how to adjust the workplace cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization protocols to better protect the health of both animals and people.

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

  • outline the role of environmental and equipment cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization in preventing workplace-associated infections in both animals and people
  • identify steps and protocols for effective cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization
  • discuss how to choose a disinfectant that is best aligned with the needs and concerns of the facility, considering the targeted pathogens, spectrum of activity, contact time, activity in the presence of organic matter, human/animal safety, and cost
  • discuss best practices for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of specific types of equipment
  • outline common cleaning and disinfection pitfalls and their solutions
  • recommend adjustments to workplace cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization protocols
  • explain the need for infection prevention checklists and standard operating procedures


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