Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know - Continuing Education Activities

The Core Curriculum is intended for use as a self-study guide and reference manual for clinicians and other public health professionals caring for people with or at high risk for TB disease or infection. The Core Curriculum was revised in 2011 to reflect new guidelines for TB prevention, treatment, testing, diagnosis, and patient management and public health practice.

Continuing education (CE) is offered free of charge for various professions based on approximately 6.5 hours of instruction. In order to receive CE credit/contact hours, you must complete an exam and course evaluation. No minimum score is necessary to receive credit/contact hours. Upon successful completion of the course, exam, and evaluation, your CE certificate will be issued by CDC Training and Continuing Education Online.

Continuing Education Registration and Test

You can register and take the test for CE online for the Core Curriculum. Check the online registration Web site to determine the expiration date.

Origination Date: February 15, 2011.
Renewal Date: February 15, 2013.
Expiration Date: February 15, 2015.

Continuing Education Units

CE is available free of charge for the Core Curriculum:

  • Continuing education units (CEUs) CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 ANSI/IACET CEUs for this program.
  • Continuing medical education (CMEs) CDC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    CDC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Continuing nursing education (CNEs) CDC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    This activity provides 6.5 contact hours.
  • Continuing education contact hours (CECHs) Sponsored by CDC, a designated provider of CE contact hours (CECHs) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHESs) to receive up to 6.5 Category I CECHs in health education. CDC provider number GA0082.

Online Registration and Test

To receive continuing education, you must register for this specific course and submit an evaluation at the CDC Training and Continuing Education Online website.

  • Go to
  • Log in as a participant. (Note: If you are a first-time user of this online system, you will need to log in as a new participant and create a participant profile.)
    • When you receive your reset password by e-mail, log in as a participant and change the password.
  • At Participant Services, click on Search and Register, type a keyword from the course title into the keyword search, such as “Core,” and click View. You can also find the course by typing in the course number. The course number for this activity is SS1604.
  • Click on the title, Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis, select the type of credit/contact hours you wish to receive at the bottom, and click Submit.
  • Verify the demographic information and click Submit at the bottom.
  • Complete the course evaluation.
  • Complete the course posttest (if applicable).
  • At Participant Services, click on Certificates and Transcripts and print your continuing education certificate.

For assistance with the online system, call 1(800)-41-TRAIN Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, or e-mail

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