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IPAC Canada Endorsement of Educational Programs

Endorsement refers to the official approval of IPAC Canada that a course has met the criteria specified in Policy 10.80, Endorsement of Basic Education Courses, specifically related to content, length, instructors, evaluation and delivery. Courses must relate to basic educational preparation of individuals for infection prevention and control practice. If granted, endorsement will apply for three years, but annual updates must be submitted during that time period for the endorsement to be maintained.

IPAC CanadaA list of IPAC Canada endorsed courses has been posted on the IPAC Canada website, together with the IPAC Canada logo indicating approval.

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IPAC Canada Endorsement Of Practicum-Based Courses

A Practicum-Based Course is a standalone course that offers students the opportunity to gain practical infection prevention and control (IPAC) experience in a healthcare setting.  Students must complete a placement in a healthcare setting under the supervision of an eligible mentor and gain experience in a minimum number of IPAC Core Competencies.  Endorsement of Practicum-Based courses refers to the official approval of IPAC Canada that a practicum-based course meets the criteria specified in policy XXX (under development) related to length, mentorship, and experience in an approved set of IPAC core competencies.

Application Form for Endorsement of Practicum-Based Courses (Form 29B) 

To come:  

  • Endorsement of Practicum-Based Courses (Policy XXX)
  • Annual Update Form 


Applications for IPAC Canada Endorsement
Deadline for Annual Update  October 1, 2021
Deadline Date for Spring Application: April 1, 2021
Deadline Date for Fall Application: October 1, 2021
2020 Application Fee (non-refundable): $1000 (CAD) + GST
More information:
IPAC Canada
Telephone: 1-866-999-7111
Fax: 1-204-895-9595