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NCIP Training Opportunities

Providers’ designated primary VFC coordinators and back-up coordinators must complete the annual 2016 VFC program training requirements in one of the following ways:

The requirement must be met by October 1 each year and must be reported on the following year's annual provider agreement.  The Provider Agreement includes a box to indicate that the VFC coordinator and back-up coordinator completed the required annual training and to indicate which training was completed.

In order to document staff education, the NCIP has provided a roster (PDF, 204 KB) for providers to keep onsite for each staff member. This may be requested from your practice during a VFC compliance site visit.

If you have questions, please contact the Help Desk at 1-877-873-6247.

The NCIP also offers other trainings to reflect updates and changes to the VFC program. You may be eligible to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for some of these courses.

The trainings are organized into the following categories:

*These trainings meet the annual VFC educational requirement.

State Conference and Regional Workshops

Thank you for your interest in the NC Immunization Regional Workshops and State Conference. Regional workshops for 2016 have concluded. We are working hard to prepare the State Conference in 2017. Stay tuned for more details!

For presentations from the 2015 State Conference, please visit this website.

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CDC Trainings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosts an extensive series of educational opportunities on the Education and Training external link section of its webpage. You can search for courses and sign up for continuing education credits on the TCEO site.

The following course is a way for NCIP providers to meet annual VFC educational requirements:

CEUs must obtained through the CDC's Education and Training system.

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NCIP Educational Modules

The following courses are produced by the Immunization Branch for Continuing Education credit:

N.C. Immunization Law Course (under maintenance)

 

Description

An online module that includes voice and covers the following objectives:

  • To interpret and implement immunization laws.
  • To identify appropriate exemptions.
  • To answer common immunization law questions.
Audience

The course is intended for anyone who wants to know more about immunization law. It specifically addresses questions from school nurses, local health department staff, and private provider office staff

Format

Web-based program with voice. To view this modules, Adobe Flash Player version 8 or higher is required.

Contact Hours

Nurses can earn 0.75 contact hours by viewing the entire course, scoring at least an 80% on the test at the end of the course and completing an evaluation of the course. Participants must review the entire session in order to earn contact hour credit. Verification of participation will be noted by a computer print out of participants.

Continuing education credit will be provided through the Public Health Nursing and Professional Development (PHNPD) Unit in the Department of Health and Human Services. PHNPD is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact hours expire on 6/30/2014.

Disclaimer

No influential financial relationships have been disclosed by planners or presenters which would influence the planning of this activity. If any arise, an announcement will be made at the beginning of the session. No commercial support has influenced the planning of the educational objectives and content of this event. Any commercial support will be used for events that are not CE related. There is no endorsement of any product by NCNA or ANCC associated with this session. No session relates to products governed by the Food and Drug Administration. If it did, appropriate and off-label use will be shared.

 

Preparing for a Site Visit (under maintenance)

 

Description

An online module that includes voice and covers the following objectives:

  • To describe what consultants examine during site visits.
  • To identify the most common issues found during site visits.
Audience

The course is intended for NCIP providers, including local health department staff and private provider office staff.

Format

Web-based program with voice. To view this modules, Adobe Flash Player version 8 or higher is required.

Contact Hours

Nurses can earn 0.75 contact hours by viewing the entire course, scoring at least an 80% on the test at the end of the course and completing an evaluation of the course. Participants must review the entire session in order to earn contact hour credit. Verification of participation will be noted by a computer print out of participants.

Continuing education credit will be provided through the Public Health Nursing and Professional Development (PHNPD) Unit in the Department of Health and Human Services. PHNPD is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact hours expire on 12/31/13.

Disclaimer

No influential financial relationships have been disclosed by planners or presenters which would influence the planning of this activity. If any arise, an announcement will be made at the beginning of the session. No commercial support has influenced the planning of the educational objectives and content of this event. Any commercial support will be used for events that are not CE related. There is no endorsement of any product by NCNA or ANCC associated with this session. No session relates to products governed by the Food and Drug Administration. If it did, appropriate and off-label use will be shared.

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Additional Resources and Trainings

These are additional trainings from the CDC that you may find beneficial.

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