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. IInfectious Disease Control: Cleaning, Disinfection & Sterilization
  4. Infectious Disease Control: Implementation & Communication (this course)

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 982372


Content Presenter

Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

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

Knowledge without implementation is knowledge underutilized. Implementation itself requires a separate set of skills and accessible resources that will lead to the creation of a formal infection control program, or to refining an existing one. In addition, once the protocols have been determined, they must be communicated to all members of the animal care team as well as to clients. The creation of effective infectious disease control protocols is not the final step. Rather, practices need to set in place a robust and continuing assessment and compliance evaluation process to ensure success, resulting in a safer workplace for team members, clients, and animals. This course will provide the key actionable steps and resources needed to create, assess, refine, and communicate effective infection control protocols to optimize success.

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

  • explain why why every animal facility needs an infection control program and the vulnerabilities of facilities that do not have one
  • utilize a 7-step process to develop an infection control program from scratch or to update an existing program
  • explain the importance of communicating the protocols with all team members
  • develop client education materials
  • develop an ongoing compliance evaluation process


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