NYS Infection Control FAQ

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Below is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions with regards to infection control courses and training.

A1. All dentists, dental hygienists, licensed practical nurses, optometrists, podiatrists, and registered nurses; All physicians, physician assistants, and specialist assistants who are licensed by New York State. See chart under General FAQ

A2. At initial licensing and every four years thereafter at the time of license renewal.

A3. For the first group of professionals listed above (dentists, dental hygienists, licensed practical nurses, optometrists, podiatrists, and registered nurses), the citation is Section 6505-b of the Education Law. For physicians, physician assistants, and specialist assistants, the requirement is found in Chapter 786 of the Laws of 1992


A4. New York State licenses specific providers to give the training. Licensees’ credentials are reviewed at the time of application to ensure competence to deliver the training. Laboratory Consultation Services, Inc. lecturers and course writers have an average experience level with infection control of nearly 30 years.

A5. This is at the option of the trainer and trainee and can include formal classroom lectures, video presentations, online courses, etc. Laboratory Consultation Services, Inc. provides both online training on this website and group training in person.

A6. Some providers are only permitted by New York State to provide training to specific professional groups. Laboratory Consultation Services, Inc. is permitted to train all professions. The online course is the same for all profession; the in-person course is customized for the audience group.

A7. Most trainees report times around 2 hours. Of course, you can stop at any time and continue later when you have more time.

A8. There is a short exam to help us (and you) ensure that you have command of the material. Answer the questions on the designated form and when you’re done, click submit. The quiz will be automatically scored to give you feedback on your mastery of the course.

Please note: the exam is not submitted to any regulatory authority. The purpose is, as stated above, to ensure that you have mastered the material

A9. No. New York State requires that licensed dentists, dental hygienists, licensed practical nurses, optometrists, podiatrists, and registered nurses report on a specified form (Form 1IC) to the State Education Department at the address on the form

A10. You may download a copy here from the State Education Department Office of the Professions.

A11. Yes. The number of contact hours depends on how long the course takes you (not including any interruptions, submission of payment and demographics, etc.). Our certificate shows two hours as this is the experience of many of our trainees. Whether or not you receive continuing education credit depends ultimately, of course, on the accrediting agency.

Per New York State regulations, in order for the certificate to be uploaded to New York State, you must provide your social security number.