PHIFP is a Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship


Through a collaboration between CDC and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment Training Administration (ETA), PHIFP is the first public health fellowship program designated as a DOL Registered Apprenticeship.

DOL/ETA Registered Apprenticeship programs meet the skilled workforce needs of American industry, training millions of qualified individuals for lifelong careers since 1937. In addition to peer review and accreditation by another federal agency, this partnership establishes PHIFP as a national template for public health informatics (PHI) training programs. PHIFP graduates will earn a nationally recognized DOL certificate in addition to their CDC certificate.

Benefits of DOL/ETA Registered Apprenticeships:

  • Ensure quality training by meeting DOL training and practice standards
  • Provide a nationally-recognized credential for a highly skilled professional workforce
  • Provide career training opportunities for multiple facets of the workforce
  • Strengthen public-private and public-public partnerships for workforce development