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Antibiotic Stewardship Trainings

At a glance

Healthcare professionals can earn continuing education (CE) through these antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic stewardship trainings.

CDC's antibiotic stewardship courses

This online training course includes multiple modules with free continuing education (CE) that can be taken in any order.

Course objectives:

  • Describing the role of the healthcare team in antibiotic stewardship.
  • Updating healthcare professionals on current antimicrobial resistance threats.
  • Encouraging open discussion among healthcare professionals and patients about appropriate antibiotic prescribing.

Course highlights include content on:

  • Antimicrobial resistance threats in the United States
  • Risks and benefits of antibiotics
  • Benefits and principles of antibiotic stewardship
  • Epidemiology of antibiotic use in the United States and advancement in clinical settings
  • Communication training for clinicians to improve outpatient antibiotic prescribing and use

CDC's Antibiotic Stewardship Courses‎

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CDC recognizes everyone plays an important role in improving antibiotic use. Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician associates, certified health education specialists, nurses, pharmacists and public health practitioners with a master's degree in public health are eligible to receive free continuing education.

This course fulfills Improvement Activities (IA) Patient Safety and Practice Assessment (PSPA)_23 and PSPA_24 under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-Based Incentive Programs, or MIPS.


The "Advancing Health Equity through Antimicrobial Stewardship workshop" is a healthcare professional educational workshop developed by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA). The purpose was to find and address health inequities as they relate to antibiotic stewardship and antimicrobial resistance.


4 Moments of Antibiotic Decision Making in Critical Access Hospitals

AMR Exchange: Addressing Health Inequities by Strengthening Antibiotic Stewardship Webinar

Tune in to Safe Healthcare: a CDC webinar series

CE is available for this resource.

CDC, along with other clinical partners, presents the webinar series, Tune in to Safe Healthcare, which focuses on a variety of infection control and prevention topics.

Tune in to Safe Healthcare: a CDC webinar series‎

Access webinars.
  • These webinars feature CDC and external experts. The webinars educate healthcare professionals on best practices to improve patient safety.
  • Webinars are free of cost and some of them offer continuing education.
  • Topics include CDC and Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)'s annual Federal Office of Rural Health Policy webinar. The webinar is on antibiotic prescribing in critical access hospitals, nurse roles in antibiotic stewardship and more.

Educating Patients About Antibiotic Use

CE is not available for this resource.

This 7-minute YouTube video from the New York State Department of Health features sample patient/provider interactions in a video format. Use this tool to develop and refine "talking points" to have more productive conversations about antibiotics with your patients.

Educating Patients About Antibiotic Use‎

Click below to access the video.