Advanced certification in infection prevention (AC-IP)

In addition to our certification in infection prevention, we also now offer an advanced certification in infection prevention (AC-IP). Achievement of this certification validates that your organization is practicing evidence-based methods of infection prevention that directly benefit the health and safety of all patients.

The DNV Advanced Certification in Infection Prevention (AC-IP) recognizes excellence in an organization’s infection prevention and control processes with an emphasis on sepsis management.


About our advanced certification in infection prevention

Organizations must adopt a structured and robust approach to manage the impact of emerging pathogens, measure program performance, and adapt quickly to global changes.

The AC-IP requirements were developed to address these needs and are compatible with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) requirements relative to its scope of operations, and other national guidelines.

Why is certification good for my hospital?

Advanced Certification in Infection Prevention is key to a strong Sepsis Management Program. Certified organizations are equipped to achieve long-term performance goals. DNV requirements are a framework by which to establish an accountability system by:

  • Identifying improvement opportunities and areas of risk which, when resolved, enhance performance toward improved outcomes
  • Providing patients and their families validation that their healthcare team has high-level experience, knowledge, and skills in the complex process of treating and preventing infections
  • Validating continuous quality improvement and compliance with AC-IP requirements and accepted standards of infection prevention and control best
  • Differentiating your organization’s infection prevention program from those of competitors What makes DNV certification unique?
  • DNV uses the ISO 9001 process approach to guide your facility toward improved safety and quality of care
  • A successful initial survey grants certification for 3 years, after which one-day annual surveys validate continued compliance

Our standards and requirements are available for download free of charge


Advanced certification in infection prevention requirements


Advanced certification in infection prevention brochure