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:

  • EHS570 Water Quality Management (Fall)
  • EHS572 Environmental Impact Assessment (Fall)
  • EHS576 Biological Agents (Winter) (Not offered 2024-2025)
  • EHS592 Infectious Disease and Emergency Response in Communities (Fall)
  • EHS593 Risk Assessment for Decisionmaking (online only) (Fall)
  • EHS651 Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Program Mgmt (Winter) (Not offered 2024-2025)
  • EHS653 Environmental Sampling and Analysis (Winter)
  • EHS654 Control of Exposures to Airborne Contaminants (Winter)
  • EHS655 Human Exposure Analysis (Winter)
  • EPID504 Polymicrobial Communities Laboratory (Fall) 
  • EPID505 Polymicrobial Communities in Human Health and Disease (Fall) (Not offered 2024-2025)
  • EPID507 Microbial Control: Sterilization, Disinfection and Manipulation (Winter)
  • EPID543 Epidemiology Of Viral Diseases  (Fall)
  • EPID560 Mechanisms Of Bacterial Pathogenesis (Winter)
  • EPID582 Molecular Epidemiology And Pathogen Genomics (Winter)
  • EPID605 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Fall)
  • EPID633 Introduction To Mathematical Modeling In Epidemiology And Public Health (Fall)
  • EPID634 Foundations in Infectious Disease Transmission Modeling (Winter)
  • HBEHED610 Issues in Public Health Ethics (Fall) (Not offered 2024-2025)
  • HBEHED622 Program Evaluation in Health Education (Fall)
  • HBEHED624 Needs Assessment Methods for Public Health (Winter)
  • HBEHED641 Materials and Methods in Health Education Programs (Winter)
  • HBEHED651 Program Development in Health Education (Winter)
  • HBEHED662 Risk Communication: Theory, Techniques, and Applications in Health (Winter)
  • HMP600 The Health Services System I (Fall)
  • HMP601 Healthcare Quality, Performance Measurement And Improvement (Winter)
  • HMP603  Organization And Management Of Healthcare Systems  (Fall, Winter)