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NCIP Training Opportunities

Providers’ designated primary VFC coordinators and back-up coordinators must complete the annual 2019 VFC program training requirements in one of the following ways:

The requirement must be met by October 1 each year and must be reported on the following year's annual provider agreement.  The Provider Agreement includes a box to indicate that the VFC coordinator and back-up coordinator completed the required annual training and to indicate which training was completed.

In order to document staff education, the NCIP has provided a roster (PDF, 182 KB) for providers to keep onsite for each staff member. This may be requested from your practice during a VFC compliance site visit.

If you have questions, please contact the Help Desk at 1-877-873-6247.

The NCIP also offers other trainings to reflect updates and changes to the VFC program. You may be eligible to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for some of these courses.

The trainings are organized into the following categories:

*These trainings meet the annual VFC educational requirement.

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CDC Trainings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosts an extensive series of educational opportunities on the Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO) section of its web page. You can search for courses and sign up for continuing education credits on the TCEO site.

The following course is a way for NCIP providers to meet annual VFC educational requirements:

CEUs must obtained through the CDC's Education and Training system. To receive Continuing Education Credit, please use this step-by-step guide.

New FREE Continuing Education from Medscape and MMWR: Recommendations on the Use of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines.

CDC has provided a resource guide available to providers for immunization information from birth to death. Click here (PDF, 837 KB) for the resource booklet.

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2022 Pink Book Web-on-Demand Series: Principles of Vaccination Now Live

The Pink Book Web-on-Demand Series Update on Principles of Vaccination is now live. Sarah Schillie, MD, MPH, MBA, Communication and Education Branch (CEB), Immunization Services Division (ISD), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) will provide an update on principles of vaccination. Suzanne Johnson-DeLeon will moderate this session.

There is no registration process to view this presentation. Questions about the material presented can be submitted to

A new video will be released every Tuesday through November 1, 2022. Join us next week for the General Best Practices presentation. 

Please visit the Pink Book Series webpage for the 2022 release schedule and additional information. Continuing Education will be available for this event. 

NCIP Educational Modules

Additional Resources and Trainings

These are additional trainings from the CDC that you may find beneficial.

  • Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: This course and its corresponding textbook are updated annually. The textbook is often referred to as the Pink Book.
  • Health care providers also can earn continuing education credits by reading almost any recent edition of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and completing a short quiz. Find a list of available activities here.

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Updated: April 20, 2023