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CDC Learning Connection

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For decades, health professionals in both public health and health care have looked to CDC for quality, up-to-date, public health education and training. The launch of the CDC Learning Connection in 2010 was a first step toward ensuring health professionals had access to these types of professional development opportunities.

Today, the CDC Learning Connection is proud to announce its newly redesigned website. This new site offers a number of enhancements including a new homepage layout that makes it easier to find featured training, an easy way to locate CDC courses that offer continuing education, and a streamlined resource section so you can quickly locate the training you need. We invite you to explore this new site, sign up for monthly training updates, and let us know what you think.

What is the CDC Learning Connection?

The CDC Learning Connection is your source for information about public health training that CDC, CDC partners, and other federal agencies develop. Through website features, social media, and a monthly e-newsletter, CDC Learning Connection keeps you informed about training opportunities, including many that offer free continuing education.

Person viewing Learning Connection on various devices

The CDC Learning Connection website can be easily accessed from mobile devices and desktop computers.

What does the CDC Learning Connection offer?

The CDC Learning Connection website:

  • Features training opportunities that align with current public health events and observances.
  • Offers access to thousands of training opportunities through CDC TRAIN – CDC's online learning system.
  • Makes it easy to locate CDC courses that offer continuing education, many of which are free.
  • Provides access to information about CDC internships and fellowships.
  • Offers e-learning design tools and resources.
  • Provides reminders in your inbox through a free monthly e-newsletter.

What's new about the redesigned CDC Learning Connection site?

The new site offers a modern look and a number of enhancements including:

  • A new homepage layout that makes it easier to find featured training,
  • An easy way to locate CDC courses that offer continuing education,
  • A streamlined resource section so you can quickly locate the training you want,
  • A site archive so that you can browse through previously featured training opportunities and e-newsletters, and
  • The ability to view the site from any device – mobile or desktop.
CDC Train - CDC's online learning system

CDC TRAIN provides health professionals with access to thousands of free courses.


An important part of the CDC Learning Connection is CDC TRAIN, the system where many CDC training opportunities are listed and managed. Currently, CDC TRAIN provides access to over 7,800 courses, 1,400 of which were developed by CDC programs and funded partners. Courses in CDC TRAIN are available on a wide array of public health and health care topics and in a variety of formats, including classroom training, webinars, and online self-study options. Many offer free continuing education. Create a free account on CDC TRAIN and:

  • Locate courses to meet your professional development needs — many offer free continuing education!
  • Access training plans on specific public health topics including health literacy, emergency preparedness and environmental public health.
  • Save customized searches and get email notifications when a new course matches your criteria.
  • Track your learning via a single transcript.
  • Interact with peers and provide feedback through user star ratings and discussion boards.

Join more than 145,000 health professionals and access thousands of free training opportunities, including 1,400 CDC courses. 90% of these CDC courses have a 4.0 out of 5.0 user star rating or higher.

How can I learn more?

Visit the new CDC Learning Connection website to learn more about what the CDC Learning Connection offers and locate training that meets your professional development needs.
Sign up for our free monthly e-newsletter and stay up-to-date on the latest public health training news and events.

Connect. Learn. Improve health with #CDCLearning Connection.

  • Page last reviewed: April 13, 2016
  • Page last updated: April 13, 2016
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