New York Infection Control Training for Healthcare Providers

New York Infection Control Training (Mandatory) is Approved by
New York State Department of Health (Provider # TP02080 – Valid Until 4/6/2022)

New York Infection Control TrainingContact Hours: 3 (Mandatory)
Curriculum: Click Here
Certificate: Printable (PDF) | Certificate Validity: 4 Years
NYDOH Provider ID: TP02080 (Valid Through 4/6/2022)
Approved For: All New York Healthcare Professionals


New York Infection Control Training is Approved For Following Healthcare Professionals:

  • Physicians
  • Resident Physicians
  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Podiatrists
  • Registered Physician Assistants
  • Special Assistants
  • Optometrists
  • Medical Students, and Physician Assistant Students.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals Needing to Satisfy Infection Control Training Requirements
  • Eligible Groups (Employees, Credentialed/Affiliated Professionals, and Community based Providers.)

New York Infection Control Training Course Covers Following Six Core Elements in Depth (2010 NYS Infection Control Training Syllabus):

  • Element I: Responsibility to adhere to scientifically accepted principles and practices of infection control and to monitor the performance of those for whom the professional is responsible.
  • Element II: Modes and mechanisms of transmission of pathogenic organisms in the healthcare setting and strategies for prevention and control.
  • Element III: Use of engineering and work practice controls to reduce the opportunity for patient and healthcare worker exposure to contact with potentially infectious material in all healthcare settings for bloodborne pathogens.
  • Element IV: Selection and use of barriers and/or personal protective equipment for preventing patient and healthcare worker contact with potentially infectious material.
  • Element V: Creation and maintenance of a safe environment for patient care in all healthcare settings through application of infection control principles and practices for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization.
  • Element VI: Prevention and management of infectious or communicable diseases in healthcare workers.

New York Infection Control Training for Healthcare Providers (Click Here) : Health professionals are required to attest infection control and barrier precautions training completion certificate on license renewal and provide a copy of their certificate to the person(s) who maintain their credentialing documentation. Independent Physicians and Physician Assistants whose professional credentials are not maintained by employer must submit a copy of their certificate by mail to the New York State Department of Health.

In August 1992, legislation was passed establishing a requirement that certain health care professionals must receive training on infection control and barrier precautions every four years upon renewal of their license. In August 2008, legislation was passed requiring certain changes be made to the training curriculum, the training process, and those requiring training.

The Infection Control and Barrier Precaution law applies to the following professions: dental hygienists, dentists, licensed practical nurses, optometrists, physicians, physician assistants, podiatrists, registered professional nurses and specialist assistants. As of November 3, 2008, the requirement for training will also include medical students, medical residents, and physician assistant students.

Providers of infection control training are approved by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The following lists include providers approved by both; approved on-line distance learning courses are available through the NYSED web site.

All dentists, dental hygienists, licensed practical nurses, optometrists, podiatrists, and registered nurses must complete course work or training appropriate to their practice regarding infection control and barrier precautions, including engineering and work controls to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis b virus (HBV) in the course of professional practice, every four years according to Section 6505-b of the Education Law. You must attest to having completed this requirement to the State Education Department on your first licensure/registration application and at every subsequent registration.

All physicians, physician assistants, and specialist assistants must complete course work or training in accordance with Chapter 786 of the Laws of 1992 at the time of their initial licensure/registration and every four years thereafter.

If you have graduated from a New York State program in any of the affected professions after September 1, 1993, you are automatically credited with having completed the initial requirement as part of your coursework.