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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: www.ilgateways.com 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 Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois has approved this course for 1 hour of EI credential credit (#11539) in the area of Poison Prevention Education. The goal is to enhance the knowledge and skills of Illlinois service coordinators, early interventionists, and other stakeholders re: creating safe home, play and learning environments for children and those who care for them.

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: 2019-2020 Site Code is 0907-OOE-0621. 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:  https://pperc.illinoispoisoncenter.org/
  2. On the Home page, select “Click here to print and/or download your "Certificate of Completion.” 

Questions, contact us at IPCadmin@team-iha.org or 312-906-6136.