Infection Prevention and Control Certificate

The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Certificate…

is a continuing education certificate designed to meet the basic educational needs of front line health care professionals in, or considering a career in, the field of infection prevention and control.


The IPC Certificate is offered through the University of British Columbia Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and School of Population and Public Health , in conjunction with the Vancouver Hospital Division of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control and with support from UBC’s Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology. Students were accepted into the first course, PATH 427, in January 2001, with new courses added in subsequent years.

The courses are highly popular and received very favourable reviews from the students, who appreciate both the case-based interactive format and the scheduling flexibility offered to the working professional and adult learner.

To date, 102 students have received the Infection Prevention and Control Certificate.

Certificate Requirements & Completion

How to qualify for the certificate.

Dates and Deadlines

Find application and registration dates.


See a “sample” of the courses, find links to course outlines, textbook info and order forms.

PATH 451 Clerkship

Find details about clerkship requirements, who can act as a mentor, and how to enrol.

Enrolment and Re-Enrolment

Find out how to request enrolment if you’re a new student or re-enrol if you’re a returning student.

IPAC Canada 2019 National Education Conference

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, May 26-29, 2019