AHCA/NCAL Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO)

​CMS mandates that every nursing facility have a designated and specially trained Infection Preventionist who is running a comprehensive infection prevention and control program. CMS guidance states that facilities should consider a backup IP when the primary IP is not available. 

AHCA/NCAL’s Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) is recommended for individuals responsible for infection prevention and control in all long term care settings and is specifically tailored to train Infection Preventionists (IPs) in nursing facilities. 
Individuals who successfully complete this course will learn how to: 

  • Demonstrate how to effectively manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program within a nursing or assisted living facility
  • Convey to staff effective strategies to prevent infections
  • Implement practices and procedures to mitigate infections
  • Evaluate practices and policies related to infection prevention
  • Provide on-going education to others including staff, residents and families
Through your MHCA membership, your staff qualify for discounted pricing on the IPCO. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certificate including 24.5 ANCC contact hours. Visit ahcancalED for more details about the content, pricing and registration.

Please note, to access ahcancalED and the IPCO course, you will need to login with your AHCA/NCAL username and password, which are different than your MHCA website credentials. If you need assistance obtaining your AHCA/NCAL username and password, please e-mail educate@ahca.org with your name and facility contact information. 


Staff Contact: 
Cynthia Richards
Director of Education