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Continuing Education Credit (CEC)

The Illinois Poison Center’s free online Poison Prevention Education Course is approved for 1 hour of free CEC credit for:

Illinois Childcare Providers:

This course may be used by Gateways to Opportunity (GTO) members toward Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) annual in-service training hour requirements and toward professional development requirements required for renewal of Professional Educator Licensure (PEL) through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) unless otherwise noted. Anyone who completes the course starting Oct. 1, 2017 will automatically receive the CEC credit on their GTO Personal Development Record (4-6 weeks after course completion).

Gateways Registry Members who completed the IPC’s Poison Prevention Education Course/Curso de Educacion Para la Prevencion de Envenenamientos prior to Oct. 1, 2017 may self-report the training on the Gateways Registry website: by logging into the Dashboard and clicking on "My Registry" then "Learn." When self-reporting, it is recommended that the member retain a copy of the IPC’s Certificate of Completion (training certificate) as proof of completion. See instructions below for how to print/download the certificate.

Illinois Early Intervention Service Coordinators, Early Interventionists, and Other Early Intervention Stakeholders:

The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois has approved this course for 1 hour of EI credential credit in the area of WWF (working with families).  The goal is to enhance the knowledge and skills of Illinois service coordinators, early interventionists, and other stakeholders re: creating safe home, play, learning and work environments throughout Illinois for children and those who care for them.

Illinois Nurses (RNs, LPNs and APRNs):

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) is authorized by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (license number 236.000109) to award up to 1 hour of nurse continuing education credit for this program.

Illinois RN, Paramedic, PHRN, EMT-1/AEMT, EMT, FRD/EMR Professionals:

This course is eligible for 1 free of hour of CEC credit from the Illinois Department of Public Health: 2023-2024 Site Code is 0907-00E-0724. Simply print the Certificate of Completion (see instructions below) and forward to the contact who processes your continuing education requests.

To Print/Download Your IPC Certificate of Completion:
  1. Log on to Poison Prevention Education Resource Center:
  2. On the Home page, select “Click here to print and/or download your “Certificate of Completion.” 

Questions, contact us at or 312-906-6136.