Training & Continuous Education Department

Contact with the Department via

  • GDIPC-edu@moh.gov.sa
  • BICSL@moh.gov.sa

Intensive Developmental Training Programs

The programs are planned based on need assessment and GDIPC programs’ objectives, either annual or urgent as in case of the pandemic situation. The basic education programs and advances include strategic goals that build the skills level of healthcare workers in the infection control field and improve their weaknesses. The GDIPC training programs has created and implemented four programs such as Comprehensive Infection Control Program (CICP), Comprehensive Sterilization Program (CSP), Hospital Acquired Infections Outbreak Investigations and Surveillance- HAIOS and Infection Control Orientation program (ICOP). The training team in GDIPC are following up, reviewing and approving the education program in the prevention and control of infections in the healthcare facilities that have been provided by regional based on their annual training plan. Furthermore, reassessing the contents based on the scientific methods, the curriculum vitae of the speakers before submitting it to Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) for getting approval and accreditation CME hours. The organization and coordination of the training programs were done according to regulations of the General Directorate of Training and Scholarship and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.

The Basic Infection Control Training Courses:

- Comprehensive Infection Control Program (CICP)

It is a basic and comprehensive training program specialized in the infection control field that was approved by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS). The target groups of the training program are infection control practitioners to provide them with basic principles, applied practices and standards for infection control in healthcare facilities based on the latest local and international standards for managing and operating all infection control program activities. This aim is achieved through an intensive training plan for (3) months that includes lectures and clinical training under the supervision of expert infection control coordinators in accredited training centers.

  • Aisha Rashid Al-Mishaal
  • Ahmed Nayef Al-Harbi
  • Afaf Shafi Al-Enezi
  • Ahmed Rabih Al-Zahrani
  • Tammy Safar Al-Ghamdi
  • Thamraa Ali Al-Mahlefi
  • Assma Hammoud Al-Baiji
  • Reem Shatti Al-Enezi
  • Aminah Saleh Fallatah
  • Ahoud Ghazi Alshamrani
  • Zainab Salem Al-Balawi
  • Amani Baqi Almuikh Al Ruwaili
  • Nahla Ahmed Ali Al Mubarak
  • Ibrahim Zaid Ali Al Suleiman
  • Ismail Ali Misfer Al-Khuraizi
  • Mohsen Ali Muhammad Al-Khairy
  • Saad bin Musnad Azizi Al-Mutairi
  • Nosrah Muhammad Saeed Al-Ahmari
  • Noura Saeed Mubarak Al-Qahtani
  • Alaa Hamad Jarallah Al-Sahli
  • Reem Hamdan Al-Balawi
  • Abeer Ali Al-Mahidi Al-Enazi
  • Ali Muhammad Ali Abu Malik
  • Nouf Ahmed Al-Ali
  • Salem Ali Salem Al-Dhabib
  • Ashwaq Houri Al-Enazi
  • Anwar Abdullah Fareeh Al-Enazi
  • Motani Shaish Al-Rashidi
  • Elham Mohammed Al-Balawi
  • Ghazil Alharbi
  • Abdullah Saeed Abdullah Al-Zahrani
  • Bandar Ayed Saeed Al-Khathami
  • Dalia Baladi
  • Fadia Al-Hamidi
  • Abdulaziz Al-Zahrani
  • ibrahim Ali Muhammed Murayr
  • Ahmed Taher Alaithan
  • Albandri Ali Zaid Alshagrood
  • Almuhannad Hamad Ahmed Bajawi
  • Amjad Abdullah Awad Alanazi
  • Eman Saadi Almwallad
  • Hamoud Hamdan Alanazi
  • Kholoud zaid Aljehany
  • Ruqaya Mohammad Mahdi Alhumaidi
  • Riyadh Saeed Abdullah Alshehri
  • Raydah Mohammad Hamdan Almakhalas
  • Sara Mohammed ALshiekh
  • Sultana Abdullah almohammad
  • Salma Mohammed Saleh Al-Dousari
  • Sulaiman Odah Alzahrani
  • Shaimaa Abdulhamid Alharbi
  • salha hamdan Alwagdani
  • Dhafer Mohammed M Alzulayq
  • Ayed Falah ALrashdi
  • Abdullah Shaynan Almarhabi
  • Abdullah Saleh Abdullah Al-Muhaimid
  • Abdullah ALI Buhais Sharahit
  • Abdulmohsen Mohd. AlQahtani
  • Abeer Ayed Naish ALHarthi
  • Abeer Awad Swailem Al-Anazi
  • Ali Mansoor Radhi Aldahboos
  • Ghaida Salman Ali Asiri
  • Lulwa yousef alsurayhid
  • Laila mahmmed Alshahri
  • Meshari Abdulrahman Aiydh Alahmari
  • Mashael Abdulrazaq Hamdan Altuwayri
  • moutaz mansour wali
  • Munirah Neda Alotaibi
  • Nasser Thaeb Mobarak Almutairi
  • Najat Saleh Alzahrani
  • Najod Abdullah Alshathri
  • Nawaf Abdullah Alanazi
  • Hala Owaid Alruwaili
  • Haifa Mohammed Alhazmi
  • Hailah Abdulrahman Abdullah Almowannas

- Comprehensive Sterilization Program (CSP)

The Comprehensive Sterilization Program (CSP) is specialized in the infection prevention & control in the Sterilization Services. The program is designed to be for two months focused on all principles of sterilization processes and sterilization best practices.

  • Bandari Al-Hantushi
  • Amal Adel Juma Al-Dossary
  • Ahmed Saad Al-Muthin
  • Ahmed Sideeq Hamad Souy
  • Nouf Nasser Ayada Al-Enazi
  • Hassan Ahmed Hassan Assiri
  • Youssef Ahmed Shuraim Muttaq
  • Nora Aiban Al-Khairi Al-Enazi
  • Bandar Ali Hassan Al-Haddad
  • Bandar Khalaf Khairan Al-Harbi
  • Fawzi Mohamed Mohamed Maashi
  • Ali Muhammad Ali Al-Zahrani
  • Enas Abdululatif Al Abdullah
  • Abdulaziz Jibrin Muhammad Al-Jibreen
  • Hasna Salem Dakhil Allah Salem Al-Balawi
  • Shawq Ali Assiri
  • Hassan Saeed Al-Dosari
  • Muhammad Trad Al Jabal
  • Mona Hamdan Al-Sharari
  • Zohour Mohamed Zoghibi
  • Abeer Muhammad Al-Fariji
  • Maha Abdullah Al-Zawad
  • Fawzia Ali Assiri
  • Bader Nouran Al-Rashidi
  • Muhammad Salem Bajaafar
  • Abdullah Moeed Al-Olayan
  • Hassan Mohammed Al-Thaqafi
  • Muhammad Hassan Muhammad Al-Saadi
  • Shuaa Hammoud Halees Al-Enazi
  • Hassan Abdullah Al-Zahrani
  • Ali Suleiman Ali Asiri
  • Amani Abdul Latif Al Dosari
  • Hisham Yahya Khadr Al-Ghamdi
  • Saleha Ahmed Moeed Al-Ghamdi
  • Ahmed Mohammed Al-Shehri
  • Reema Rakian Fatel Al-Ruwaili
  • Amer Muhammad Fayez Al-Khamali
  • Muhammad Barakat Abdullah Al-Zahrani
  • Noha Fouad Muhammad Mada
  • Alia Mougef Khashman Al-Ruwaili’s
  • Iman Mutair Qasim Al-Juhani
  • Sharifa Ibrahim Muhammad Al-Turki
  • Rawan Ali Lafi Al-Juhani
  • Ibtihaj Dakhil Qurayta Al-Anazi
  • Maryam Hassan Zein Al-Din
  • Abdulaziz Nayef Saud Al-Anazi
  • Siham Anizan Muslim Al-Ruwaili
  • Amira Rashid Hamdan Al-Boweeni
  • Khadija Ahmed Abdullah Sharahi
  • Muhammad Ameed Saleh Al-Anazi
  • Nader Fayez Eid Al-Fahiqi
  • Abdullah Ali Abdullah Al-Qarni
  • Abdullah Mufarreh Ali Al-Qutb
  • Muhammad Abdullah Muhammad Al-Shehri
  • Khadija Musleh Shatian Al-Juhani
  • Shaya Saad Qunifiz Al-Anazi
  • Mishari Abdullah Al-Amiri
  • Mathel Thawaab Ayed Al-Mutairi
  • Muhammad Sweilem Khalifa Al-Anazi
  • Ali Musa Hazazi
  • Muhammad Sawadi Muhammad Haig
  • Muhammad Ali Abdullah Al-Sanea

Infection Control Orientation Program (ICOP)

The program is a basic course in the principles of infection control and is designed to delivered in 1 month. The course targets the new/unexperienced IPC practitioners to provide them with the IPC basic principles and applied practices. the program is usually implemented cooperatively with the infection control regional directorate based on their needs.

GDIPC On-Site Professional Training Program (GOPT)

The GOPT program is a five-days training course onsite at the GDIPC building in Riyadh, for professionals aiming to improve their infection prevention and control skills, focusing on best practices and national and international guidelines. The training covers main topics relevant and applicable to infection prevention and control (IPC) practices in healthcare facilities and sectors.

The Preparation Course for the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC).

The preparation course is called Intensive Program in Infection Control and Epidemiology (IPIC) for tailoring and providing a thorough understanding of key concepts, best practices, and the latest advancements in infection control and epidemiology within 9 weeks (5 days intensive course on site, and frequent online sessions ).

The Advanced Infection Control Training Courses Healthcare Acquired Infections Outbreaks and Surveillance (HAIOS)

It is a comprehensive training program specialized in the infection prevention & control field and especially on the surveillance and outbreaks in healthcare facilities. The program is approved by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS). The targeted groups of the training program are infection prevention & control practitioners who have experience more than 5 years to provide trainees with the basic principles and applied skills required for hospital outbreak investigation and the basic principles and applied skills required for conducting and interpreting HAI surveillance.

Healthcare-associated infection Surveillance Intensive Course (HSIC)

The program addresses and provides strong knowledge related to understanding the surveillance for healthcare-associated infections. The program focuses on and targets surveillance coordinators and infection control practitioners in each region in Saudi Arabia to raise and improve knowledge and provide strong skills and knowledge compatible with regional and international standards.

- Hospital Acquired Infection Outbreaks and Surveillance (HAIOS)

It is a comprehensive training program specialized in the infection prevention & control field and especially on surveillance and outbreaks in healthcare facilities which is approved by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS). The targeted groups of the training program are infection prevention & control practitioners who have experience more than 5 years to provide trainees with the basic principles and applied skills required for hospital outbreak investigation and for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the basic principles and applied skills required for conducting and interpreting HAI surveillance.

  • Amani Tawfiq Al-Marawan
  • Amina Ahmed Al Talib
  • Marwa Mohammed Al-Saad
  • Latifa Muhammed Al-Qumaie
  • Osama Irfan Al Qasimi
  • Wafaa Awad Al-Shammari
  • Abeer Hamdan Al-Harbi
  • Saleh Omar Al-Omari
  • Fatima Kwais Al-Enezi
  • Zina Maalawi Al-Shahrani
  • Hind Owaid Al-Enezi
  • Amira Ghadeer Al-Ruwaili
  • Saadia Hadi Ali Al Naami
  • Khaled Abdullah Hazazi
  • Abdulaziz Ahmed Bosaily
  • Ahmed Jared Al-Orfi
  • Sultan Saeed Al-Thubaiti
  • Mohammed Ghaith Al-Awfi
  • Hadeel Abdullah Bakhtiar
  • Majid Abdullah Al-Maliki
  • Anwar Muhammad Al-Shahrani
  • Mohsen Ali Muhammad Al-Khairy
  • Abdul Rahman Muhammad Al-Mutairi
  • Jamila Muhammad Harees Al-Mutairi
  • Ashwaq Abdul Ghani Mustafa Kawas
  • Rajeh Ali Hussein Al-Zahrani
  • Nasser Muhammad Salem Al Khuraim

Basic Infection Control License Program (BICSL)

The Basic Infection Control Skills License (BICSL) program is a mandatory license for 2 years for all healthcare workers in healthcare facilities. It is obligatory for all of the following healthcare workers (HCWs) categories:

  • Who have direct or indirect contact with patients in hospitals.
  • Who have direct or indirect contact with patients with confirmed or suspected respiratory infections in primary healthcare centers and other specialized centers.
  • Who have been assigned to work on Hajj duty.
  • The training aims is to educate the staff on the basics of infection control precautions to prevent and control the risk of infection transmission in healthcare facilities. The training elements of the program include hand hygiene, proper use of personal protective equipment, waste management and dealing with biological spills, isolation precautions, N95 Fittest. The trainee is given a license after passing the training which is renewed annually based on General Directorate of Infection, Prevention and Control for Healthcare Facilities’ (GDIPC) regulations. the GDIPC is responsible for BICSL training policy and providing the BICSL trainers with the training tools. Also, the training team evaluates the quality of BICSL training through checklist tools and implementation through virtual or actual visits to assess the training quality and find the weakness and areas of improvement.

    Work Method

    • Update program components base on risk assessment and local, global epidemiological variables.
    • Preparing and issuing memos for the following up and developing the program.
    • Providing the training and developing the trainers in the directorates, the medical complexes and healthcare facilities in order to be qualified & competent.
    • Following up the training process of candidate’s in the health facilities.
    • Evaluate the training quality of the program offered by Basic Infection Control Skills License (BICSL) trainers in the healthcare facilities.
    • Following up of the BICSL program on the HESN system and the data entry.
    • Continuous communication with the HESN coordinators team and the program coordinators for any updates.

    Postgraduate Program

    The National Infection Prevention & Control Diploma

    • Supervise the implementation of the joint training program agreement between the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and the Ministry of Health with the aim of implementing the infection control diploma approved by Decree No. 003089-11 dated 10/19/1432 AH.
    • Communicate with accredited training centers and coordinators to follow up the progress of the program on a regular base.
    • Coordinate for the meetings of the Infection Control Diploma program’s scientific committee to evaluate and approve the results of the program on a regular base.
    • Follow-up and evaluation of the course of the program with the students and the fulfillment of any requirements or developments.
    • Coordination with the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties to approve and fulfill program requirements during the academic year.

    Work Method

    Master Degree in the Infection Prevention & Control

    • Supervise the implementation of the joint education agreement between the Ministry of Health and the University based on the agreement to accept the Ministry’s employees in postgraduate programs in the field of infection control, starting from the academic year.
    • Supervising the training of master’s students in administration through implementing an approved training plan with the university’s coordinators. Follow-up and evaluation of the course of the program with the students and the fulfillment of any requirements or developments.
    • Ahmad Abdalrahman Almulq
    • Ahmad Muhammad Qasimi
    • Areej Zafir Alshahri
    • Amyra Rida Albanay
    • Anwar Khalid Alharbi
    • Eman Eayaad Albilwi
    • Eman Muhammad Alshamrani
    • Eman Muhammad Alshamrani
    • Hessa Abdallah Aleanzi
    • Halima Abaas Alraashid
    • Hanan Hamid Alnumri
    • Hanan Abdalkhaliq Alhindi
    • Khulud Rayie Alruwili
    • Khulud Adnan Alsulaymani
    • Dhikrayat Eisaa Abusrur
    • Reem Jamil Musiri
    • Riuf Salim Alazimi
    • Saeda Musead Almutayri
    • Saeid Bashran Aleumri
    • Saeid Sultan Al Jabaar
    • Saeid Ali Alghamidi
    • Sultana Sulayman Albilwi
    • Suhayr Abdallah Alshihab
    • Tariq Abdalwahid Eid
    • abdalrahman Muhammad Hakmi
    • Abdalaziz Abdullah Alenazi
    • Abdullah Ali Alshahri
    • Ali Ibrahim Alniemi
    • Ali Abdullah Alghamidi
    • Ali Qasim Sabei
    • Ghadir Omar Hawsawy
    • Ghazil Mubarak Albishi
    • Fatin Muhammad Falimban
    • Faiza Ahmad Alkhudir
    • Farha Abdialeadim Almarhun
    • Lobnaa Muhammad Alsaalih
    • Laylaa Mubarak Buhliqa
    • Laylaa Muhammad Aldaamin
    • Muteib Mahl Alsaaeidi
    • Muhammad Jibril Alhazimi
    • Muhammad Abdullah Alahmari
    • Muhamad Abdalhadi Alraashid
    • Muhammad Ali Alyami
    • Maha Omar Aljihani
    • Nidal Abdaljalil Tashqandi
    • Nuria Abdalrahman Alturki
    • Hajar Abdalrahman Aldawsari
    • Hind Juhaim Aleanzi
    • Hayfa Soued Alkhalidan
    • Yasamin Ali Ashour
    • Yahyaa Muhammad Dighas
    • Faiza Abdullah Nasser Alfozan
    • Jalwaa Mubarak Alqahtani
    • Rubaa Salih Aleazib
    • Zahra Abdullah Alghadir
    • Saed Abdullah Alshahrani
    • Saeida Alqahtani
    • Sawsan Alsaada
    • Zafir Mughrim Aleumari
    • Abdalhamid Hamd Aleaydi
    • Abdalrahman Eisaa Masarit
    • Abdalaziz Dibyan Alfaeim
    • Abdalkarim Saeid Alarij
    • Ibrahim Alharbi
    • Badr Khalifah Alsayf
    • Abdullah Abdalwahid Aldahimi
    • Abdullah Misfar Alzahrani
    • Adnan Alsaaeidi
    • Afaf Abdalrahman Yusalim
    • Ali Saed Aldawsari
    • Emad Ali Jabrah
    • Eanan Ealawi Alataas
    • Eisaa Muhamad Aleasayli
    • Eisaa Ali Eayaashi
    • Muhesin Nasir Aljuhful
    • Muhammad Jakhaydab Aleilyani
    • Muhammad Abdullah Alshahrani
    • Muhammad Mubarak Alabaas
    • Mansur Abdullah Alqahtani
    • Nesrin Fawaz Alghusn
    • Nouf Yahi Nass
    • Hady Abdullah Alhadari
    • Hana Abid Aljuhni
    • Haytham Mansur Badr
    • Yahyaa Dughriri
    • Eitidal Mifrih Alfaqiri
    • Amira Jabir Mubaraki
    • Tagreed Abduaziz Alsaqr
    • Hamad Mubarak Aldawsari
    • Hayaat Muhammad Falata
    • Ridwan Muhammad Tubayqi
    • Rifaa Muflih Alazimi
    • Riham Ali Alali
    • Reem Saedi Alrashidi
    • Zahra Hasan Al Khalif
    • Sali Mamduh Aboshusha
    • Sami Eawadah Alzahrani
    • Sawsan Saeid Aleumar
    • Abdullah Ahmad Asiri
    • Ahlam Safran Alsubhi
    • Abdulmajid Ghuizi Alqathami
    • Ali Ahmad Bayahyaa
    • Faris Muhammad Almusabii
    • Fayie Muhammad Alasirii
    • Muhammad Rashid Almutayri
    • Muhammad Eawad Alsulami
    • Muhammad Farhan Alshamari
    • Muhammad Hilal Aljawfi
    • Murad Madi Tamihi
    • Muna Rayf Alruwili
    • Noha Hassan Alyami
    • Nujod Ali Aldhurawi
    • Nora Shueayb Abdullah
    • Hajar Mubarak Alyusif
    • Hadi Minsir Al Sulai
    • Ibrahim Yahy Aleasiri
    • Areej Ahmad Alwadiei
    • Badr Muhamad Hijazi
    • Bandar Ali Alshahri
    • Thuryana Muhsini Alkhalidi
    • Jamila Nashmi Alshuriti
    • Hamid Muhammad Aleisaa
    • Khulud Ibrahim Alsulaymani
    • Khulud Nasir Albaqmii
    • Rayid abdullah Asiri
    • Raja MahmMud FalatAh
    • Salim Muhamad Alkilib
    • Sami Muhamad Alqarni
    • Sikina Abdulrab Al Humod
    • Salmaa Abdulaziz Aljihniu
    • Salwaa Ali Alzahrani
    • Sulayman Salih Alrashid
    • Areej Muhamaad Asiri
    • Ashwaq Saad Alshawiqi
    • Shuruq Ahmad Dayie
    • Adeal Sulayman Aleinzi
    • Abaas Manahi Alqahtani
    • Abdulaziz Saed Alshahrani
    • Abdulrahman Khamis Alghamidi
    • Abdulkarim Mansur Alshamrani
    • AbdULmajid Manif Almutayri
    • Afra Yusif Kulthum
    • Euhud Ibrahim Alshahri
    • Eawatif Hamuwd Alharbii
    • Eaybi Moawad Alharbii
    • Eisha Abdulqadir Bin Jubayl
    • Ghada Naji Duyda
    • Fatima Rabah Alharbii
    • Amal Souod Aljihniu
    • Amal Marzuq Alrushidii
    • Farida Nazal Alriwili
    • Fahad Eubayd Alenzi
    • Fahad Hadi Alharbi
    • Fawaz Mutayr Aleatwaa
    • Fawzan Shafi Alshamri
    • Faysal Munawir Alharbii
    • Muteib Muhamad Almutayri
    • Muhamad Muyasar Malibari
    • Muhamad Ali Alqahtani
    • Manar Jafar Alsafaar
    • Maisara Muhammad Abid
    • Nasir Husayn Alshanbari
    • Nawda Zayid Alazimi
    • Ahmed Ibrahim Ruyny
    • Ahlam Abd Alrahman Alhawsa
    • Eman Hamd Alshamri
    • Tahani Salih Alshahri
    • Tahani Einizan Alruwili
    • Husayn Hasan Alnaemi
    • Halaa Hamaad Alruwili
    • Khalf Eawad Alshamrii
    • Dalal Zahir Alsumayri
    • Ruqaya Euayd Aljilsi
    • Rua Mustafaa Shaldum
    • Rayaa Abdullah Abdalhay
    • Zaina Abdullah Aldawsari
    • Sami Ahmad Musaa
    • Sultan Hasan Albariqiu
    • Sana Mozid Alshamri
    • Sana Mutlaq Alruwili
    • Sima Muhammad Al Ridwan
    • Sima Muhammad Al Ridwan
    • Abdalrahman Munjiy Alshalawii
    • Abdullah Abdulhamid Alghamidi
    • Ali Muhammad Almuhaymid
    • Eumar Husayn Aleataas
    • Awad Muhamad Aleilyani
    • Faizah Khalf Aleinzi
    • Fahd Ahmad Bahamdin
    • Majid Fahd Alharbi
    • Muhammad Salih Albakri
    • Marwa Husayn Alhuaydi
    • Salha Ahmad Alghamidi
    • Abdalrahman Faysal Alsulayman