Infection Control Certification Programme for Nurses – 2020

Infection Control Certification Programme for Nurses (Distance Education)

“An intensive state of art review of infection control practices, suitable for those new to infection control or with an interest in Infection control.”

Medical advances have brought lifesaving care to patients in need, yet many of those advances come with a risk of hospital and patients at large.

Importance of ICCP

ICCP is an Endeavour towards preparation of a group of health care professionals with expertise which is essential for effective implementation of infection control practices across all health care settings. By the infection control certification program, we aim at developing specialized nurses in this field, equipped with adequate knowledge and skill needed for the maintenance of a safe hospital environment and health care delivery practices.


Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences has conducted this certification program since 2011 and has certified 450 Registered Nurses from various parts of India over 24 Batches.

Training Overview

Infection control certification program is a distance education program delivered over a period of 8 weeks with 6 days mandatory contact sessions. There shall be an examination at the end of the course and the final evaluation is based on the completed log book, written exam and viva voce. Contact classes are arranged in two sessions of 3 days each.

Training package:

This includes printed course materials, log book and lectures by experienced resource personnel and field visit during contact programs.

Eligibility for admission:

  • Diploma in GNM / Post Basic B Sc Nursing / B Sc Nursing degree / Msc Nursing Degree
  • Has an active license from any state nursing council in India.
  • Currently working in a hospital where training related activities (Eg. Infection Control audits/surveillance etc) can be performed.

For Program Brochure & Application form:
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Documents to be submitted along with an application form:

  • Passport size photo - 1
  • Self-attested copy of the qualifying examination (B.Sc Nursing/GNM/Post basic B.Sc Nursing).
  • Self-attested copy of Registration certificate.
  • Self-attested copy of the experience certificate.
  • Original NOC from the current employer.

Admission Process

  • Candidate should send the scanned image of documents (Ref. Brochure) to with respect to the programme you are planning to attend (We offer 3 training programs/year).
  • All documents should be send to the following postal address
    Staff Development Centre,
    Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,
    Ponekkara, AIMS (P.O.), Kochi,
    Kerala- 68 20 41
  • Applicant will receive confirmation mail followed by NOC verification with employer.

Original certificates to be produced at the time of admission

Tentative Schedule for ICCP 2020-2021

Batch no Date of programme Last date of Registration
Session 1 Session 2 Email-scanned copy Original document through post

ICCP - 25

27.02.2020 – 29.02.2020 23.04.2020 – 25.04.2020
ICCP - 26 25.06.2020 – 27.06.2020 20.08.2020 – 22.08.2020
ICCP - 27 22.10.2020 – 24.10.2020 17.12.2020 – 19.12.2020
ICCP - 28 February-2021 April-2021

Number of seats available: 25

Time: 08.00 am - 05.00 pm
Venue: Staff Development Centre (Near Amrita College of Nursing), Floor I

For further information please contact:
Staff Development Centre, Nursing Services,
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
Mobile no: +91 79949 99810, Tel. No: 0484 2852336


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The last date for enrolment is 30th September 2019. Please apply by 10th September 2019 to /

Aveek Jayant MD DM
Clinical Professor (Cardiac Anaesthesiology)
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
Ponekkara Kochi 682041 KERALA