ASC Academy: Prep for Infection Prevention Certification


Distinguish Yourself as a Specialist

AORN perioperative and infection control nurses developed the premier preparation course for the new certification exam for ambulatory surgery infection preventionists.

Available in an interactive online format, this infection prevention course addresses all domains of the certification exam and ASC-specific responsibilities:

  • Employee health
  • Surveillance for surgical site infections
  • Developing and implementing an infection prevention and control program
  • Performing risk assessments
  • Reporting to the governing body
  • Coordinating the interdisciplinary team that determines a facility’s program

Course Details

  • Self-paced course, with 6 months to complete
  • Pre-test gauges knowledge
  • Post-test in each module, 100-question practice exam
  • BONUS: 6-month access to eGuidelines Plus*
  • Certificate of achievement and exam resources provided
  • Earn 12 CH after completion of the course and post-course evaluation. This program is approved for up to 12.0 hours of AEUs and up to 12.0 hours of IPCHs by BASC Provider #0102.**

Course Objectives:

  • Assess current knowledge of infection prevention in the ambulatory surgery setting
  • Review evidence-based principles and practices related to infection prevention and control
  • Enhance critical thinking skills related to perioperative infection prevention
  • Develop a personal study plan for success
  • Examine test taking strategies to maximize performance on an infection prevention certification exam

Dates to Remember:

CAIP Application

January 1-31
August 1-31

CAIP Exam 
March 1-31
October 1-31

Benefits of Certification

The CAIPTM is an advanced certification* established in 2018 for ASC professionals and is the only perioperative certification for an ASC infection preventionist. Licensed health care professionals (eg., perioperative nurses, physicians), who have two years’ experience in infection control and who are responsible for an ASC’s infection control program, who attain certification are distinguished as a specialist in infection prevention.

*6-month limited access to eGuidelines Plus includes online access to the AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and some implementation tools (key takeaways, clinical FAQs, audit tools, case studies, clinical calculators, inservice PowerPoints, clinical checklists, gap analysis tools, and implementation roadmaps).

**The AORN Prep Course has been reviewed by BASC and the material presented includes content from each of the five categories included on the CAIP Certification exam. Registration and attendance at this Prep Course do not, in any way, guarantee that the eligibility requirements will be met, the application will be approved, or that a candidate will pass the exam, and this course is NOT required for potential candidates who are interested in taking the CAIP exam. CAIP is a registered trademark of the Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification (BASC). Candidates for the CAIP exam must meet the eligibility requirements as defined by BASC.