IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED
CDC has updated its guidance for people who are fully vaccinated. See Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR SCHOOLS
CDC recommends schools continue to use the current COVID-19 prevention strategies for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more
Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more

Training for Healthcare Professionals

Training for Healthcare Professionals
Updated May 26, 2021

Cross-Cutting Topics

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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Vaccination

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 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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What Clinicians Need to Know About the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines

Learn about the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine characteristics, administration, and contraindications.

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What Clinicians Need to Know About Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination of Adolescents

Learn about Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination in adolescents aged 12 to 15 years, including safety and efficacy.

Webinar: What Clinicians Need to Know About Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination of Adolescents


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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What Clinicians Need to Know About the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Learn about the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine, including vaccine characteristics, administration, and contraindications.

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Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome

Learn about the evidence on thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) after Janssen COVID-19 vaccination.

Webinar: Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome


COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Series

Learn about COVID-19 vaccination topics. Webinars cover how to prevent vaccine administration errors, best practices to store, handle, and transport vaccines, hosting vaccination clinics, and vaccine safety. Free CE.

Webinar: 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 vaccination, long COVID, and telehealth.

Webinars: Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls


COVID-19 Prevention in Long-Term Care Facilities

Learn how to protect nursing home and long-term care facility residents from COVID-19.

Webinars: COVID-19 Prevention in Long-Term Care Facilities


COVID-19 Prevention in Hemodialysis Facilities

Learn ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in hemodialysis facilities.

Webinars: COVID-19 Prevention in Hemodialysis Facilities


Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course

Learn best practices for infection prevention and control in nursing homes. Free CE.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Donning and Doffing PPE

Learn how to safely put on (don) and take off (doff) PPE recommended for healthcare personnel caring for patients with COVID-19.

Videos: Donning and Doffing PPE


Healthcare Respiratory Protection Resources

Learn about respiratory protection in healthcare settings.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Webinar: Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication


Public Health Emergency Law Online Training

Learn how to make informed legal decisions related to emergency preparedness and 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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Additional Topics

Contact Tracing

Learn about contact tracing and case investigation for COVID-19.

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Health Equity

Learn promising public health practices to reduce disparities and advance equity.

Webinar: Promising Practices in Health Equity


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, treatment guidance for veterinary facilities, and guidance for meat and poultry processors. Free CE.

Webinars: COVID-19 in Animals