Training for Healthcare Professionals
Search COVID-19 Trainings on TRAIN
Find COVID-19 trainings on vaccination, infection control, self-care, and other topics via TRAIN. Note: Links to non-CDC courses do not constitute an endorsement by CDC. Only courses offered by CDC course providers have been verified and approved by CDC.
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Learn COVID-19 Basics
Learn about COVID-19 vaccination, case investigation and contact tracing, healthcare infection control, and testing. Some courses in the plans offer free CE.
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Review the Latest Science
Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 science from CDC. Episodes cover vaccine effectiveness by vaccine type, long-term symptoms, mental health concerns, and more.
Podcasts: MMWR Weekly COVID-19 Briefing
COVID-19 Vaccine Training and Education: Who Needs to Be Trained
Find trainings for workers who prepare and administer vaccine, protect the vaccine cold chain, input vaccination data, and ensure vaccine recipients receive documentation of vaccination. Trainings are organized by professional qualifications.
Self-paced online courses: COVID-19 Vaccine Training and Education: Who Needs to Be Trained
COVID-19 Vaccine Training: General Overview of Immunization Best Practices for Healthcare Providers
Learn about COVID-19 Emergency Use Authorization and safety as well as vaccine storage, handling, administration, and reporting. Free CE.
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Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY) COVID-19 Vaccine: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know
Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, based on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and guidance from the manufacturer. Free CE.
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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know
Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Moderna, Inc., based on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and guidance from the manufacturer. Free CE.
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Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson): What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know
Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, based on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and guidance from the manufacturer. Free CE.
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Pregnant During a Pandemic: What the Data Says about COVID-19 and the Vaccine
Learn what we know about the disease and getting vaccinated against COVID-19 during pregnancy.
Webinar: Pregnant During a Pandemic
COVID-19 Vaccination and Children: Answering Parents’ Questions
Learn how to talk to families about vaccinating children against COVID-19.
Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds: Vaccine Confidence
Learn ways to increase vaccine confidence among healthcare professionals and how two counties launched COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Free CE.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Series
Learn about COVID-19 vaccination topics. Webinars cover how to become a vaccination provider, host a vaccination clinic, and administer more than one vaccine on the same day. Other topics include vaccine safety, vaccine storage and transport, and best practices to prevent vaccine administration errors. Free CE.
Webinars: COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Series
Clinical Care and Infection Control
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls
Learn the latest clinical information and guidance about COVID-19. Recent COCA Calls cover COVID-19 booster vaccines, COVID-19 and flu vaccination, and post-COVID conditions. Some COCA Calls offer free CE.
Project Firstline Inside Infection Control Series
Learn about basic infection control practices to prevent COVID-19. Topics include injection safety, personal protective equipment (PPE), environmental cleaning, and hand hygiene. Free CE.
COVID-19 Prevention in Long-Term Care Facilities
Learn how to protect nursing home and long-term care facility residents from COVID-19.
Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course
Learn best practices for infection prevention and control in nursing homes. Free CE.
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Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs)
Application and Integration of NPIs into Pre-Pandemic Influenza Planning, Preparedness, and Response
Learn about NPIs to help slow the spread of pandemic flu. Some of the pandemic flu NPI training is applicable to COVID-19. Free CE.
The Science of Social Distancing: Part 1
Learn about the science on social distancing, strategies to support it, and how findings from past pandemics — as well as the current one — can shape responses today.
The Science of Social Distancing: Part 2
Learn more about social distancing. Topics include benefit-risk analysis of social/physical distancing strategies, including for vulnerable populations; strategies for mitigating mental health impacts; and what science is available to guide eventual relaxation of measures.
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Psychological First Aid
Learn how psychological first aid can help you promote safety, connectedness, and hope in times of crisis. Free CE.
Webinar: Psychological First Aid
Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication
Learn how to communicate in a public health emergency. Topics include the psychology of a crisis, messages and audiences, and community engagement. Free CE.
Public Health Emergency Law Online Training
Learn how to make informed legal decisions related to emergency preparedness and response.
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Law and Epidemic Emergency Preparedness (LEEP)
Learn about legal issues during epidemics and ways to reduce barriers to an effective response.
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National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Learn about NIMS, the Incident Command System (ICS), and National Response Framework.
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Learn about contact tracing and case investigation for COVID-19.
Varied formats: COVID-19 Contact Tracing Training and Resources
Learn about the importance of addressing social determinants of health and health disparities related to COVID-19.
Webinar: Advancing Health Equity
Learn tools to manage stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout.
Webinars: Self-Care Modules
Nurses on Shift Work and Long Hours
Learn ways to reduce workplace fatigue and stay healthy. Free CE.
Self-paced online course: Nurses on Shift Work and Long Hours
Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses
Learn about the scope and nature of violence in the healthcare setting. Free CE.
Self-paced online course: Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses
COVID-19 in Animals
Learn about COVID-19 in animals and other One Health topics related to the pandemic. Free CE.
Webinars: COVID-19 in Animals
- Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) COVID-19 Clinician and Educator Resourcesexternal icon
- American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) COVID-19 Webinar Seriesexternal icon
- American Medical Association (AMA) COVID-19 Resource Centerexternal icon
- American Nurses Association (ANA) COVID-19 Educationexternal icon
- American Public Health Association (APHA)/National Academy of Medicine COVID-19 Conversationsexternal icon
- Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) TRACIE COVID-19 Healthcare Workforce Training Resourcesexternal icon
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Monthly Conversations for Public Health Leaders in the Era of COVID-19external icon
- Indian Health Service (IHS) COVID-19 Webinarsexternal icon
- National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) COVID-19 Response, Recovery, Resilienceexternal icon
- Public Health Institute (PHI) COVID-19 Resourcesexternal icon
- Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness Workforce Resourcesexternal icon
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Roundsexternal icon
- Veterans Affairs (VA) COVID-19 Trainingexternal icon and COVID-19 Guidance for Community Providersexternal icon
- World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Course Seriesexternal icon