May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Infection Control Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office

The Infection Control Graduate Certificate is a self-supporting program.  A cost comparison of tuition and fees can be found here.

Please note: With the exception of the Department of Children and Family (DCF) waivers, all other waivers (including State of Florida and USF employee) are not accepted for Self-Funded/Self-Supporting or Market Rate Tuition program courses.  For additional information, visit: USF Tuition Waiver.


The Graduate Certificate in Infection Control enhances the knowledge base of post-baccalaureate nurses, medical technologists, microbiologists, or other health professionals employed as infection control practitioners. The Director is certified in infection control (CIC) and brings over 20 years of infection control experience to administer this program. The design of the Certificate encourages critical thinking skills that build competency for infection control professionals and provides managerial skills for effective infection control practice.
The courses in the Certificate provide a comprehensive knowledge base to prepare students for the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) examinations.  Attainment of this Certificate does not automatically make candidates eligible to sit for the CBIC exams. (Note: specific infection control practical experience requirements must be met to sit for one of the CBIC exams and are required by the CBIC.)

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Curriculum Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.