Training Modules & Resources
This document replaces previous competency materials for the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP).
Broadly defined, competencies are applied epidemiology skills and knowledge that enable or are required for people to perform their jobs effectively. The core competencies recommended in this document reflect the minimum list of competencies that each graduate of an FETP-Advanced is expected to have.
Training disease detectives is one way we invest in people, building a capable workforce both in the field and in the classroom. When health threats strike, Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) residents and graduates use their training to quickly communicate crucial information about health problems in the community and take evidence-based action. We work on a host of issues, including infectious diseases, environmental health, and global noncommunicable diseases.
Background information, training modules, and other educational resources are available from CDC, our FETP networks (including TEPHINET), the World Health Organization (WHO), and other partners.