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Certified Facilities Technician (CCFT)

We are aware of no other Infection Control and Prevention course specifically designed for Hospital Facilities and Maintenance Staff. This course was created based upon numerous requests from healthcare organizations to help them address ICRA specifically for routine maintenance, break/fix activities and small scale in-house modifications.

Like our other course offerings, the CCFT course proceeds through the core concepts of infection control and demonstrates the use of ICRA tools and equipment via hands-on exercises. However, this course presents the subject matter in terms applicable to the day-in, day-out operations and maintenance of facilities. Subjects like air handler maintenance, water event response, minor aesthetics and MEP shutdowns dominate the practical exercises and corresponding instruction. This course concludes with proficiency testing to provide assurances that the attendees can demonstrate a benchmark level of ICRA knowledge. The CCFT designation is valid for two years. A new Certification will be issued every two years, provided the “CICTI Certified Facilities Technician†demonstrates continued proficiency (test) and mastery of the advances in Infection Control for Healthcare Construction.


Course Time: 8 Hours
Cost Per Person: $200

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Infection Control Rationale
  • Course Objectives
  • High Level Course Outline

Section 1: Healthcare and Infectious Agents

  • Healthcare Today, Background Parameters
  • Hospital Acquired Infections
  • Microbial Modes of Transmission
  • Infectious Agents
    • Molds
    • Bacteria
    • Viruses
  • Exercise 1 – Dust Generation with No Controls, Evaluation

Section 2: ICRA Tools

  • Systems of Control
  • Temporary Barriers
  • Exercise 2 – Establish Barriers, Dust Generation with Partial Control, Evaluation
  • Air Exchange Rates
  • Understanding Pressure Differentials
  • Pressure Monitoring
  • Anterooms
  • HEPA Filtered Air Scrubbers
  • Mobile Containment Units

Break

Section 3: Risks During Facilities Maintenance

  • Maintenance Activities and Associated Risks
    • Everyday Taks
    • Aesthetics – Flooring, Walls, Celings
    • Patch and Paint
    • Leaks
      • Roof/Building Skin
      • Utilities and Equipment
    • Utility Shutdowns and Maintenance
      • Preventive Maintenance
      • Break/Fix
    • Fire Alarm Testing
    • Exercise 3 – Sample Scopes of Work and Risk Identification

Section 4: Install, Manage, Maintain

  • Assessing Requisite Measures – The ICRA
  • Exercise 4 – ICRA Assessment for Sample Scopes of Work
  • Communication and Notification
  • Installing Infection Control Measures
  • Cleaning Procedures
  • Testing and Monitoring
  • Exercise 5 – Dust Generation with Full Controls, Evaluation
  • Post Maintenance and ICRA Demobilization

Examination

  • Test Prep
  • Test – 30 Questions, Multiple Choice, ≥70% Passing Score

Upcoming Classes


    Certification Maintenance

    CICTI does not require annual maintenance fees or membership. While we encourage attendance of refresher training, CICTI does not require CCHT’s, CCHM’s, CCHW’s or CCFT’s to re-attend the course in which they were originally Certified. CICTI Programs are ‘focused’ on “Vision Enhancement.” Our aim is to forever change the way Contractors and Owners view the planning and execution of high risk scopes within functional Healthcare Facilities.

    CICTI Certifications are valid from the date of issue through the following time frames:
    CICTI Certified Healthcare Trainer – CCHT: 3 Years
    CICTI Certified Healthcare Manager – CCHM: 3 Years
    CICTI Certified Healthcare Worker – CCHW: 2 Years
    CICTI Certified Facilities Trainer – CCFT: 2 Years

    CICTI provides ongoing education through its web-based resource library and through email-based bulletins. All CICTI Certified Individuals have secure access to these resources and can maintain their Certifications online.

    Recertification is attained via webinar, consisting of fee payment, online video, and concluding with a short quiz to ensure knowledge retention.


    Recertifications

    Renewing your CICTI Certification is easy. Login to the Members area, click “Renew” under your listed Certification(s) and follow the on-screen prompts.


    What Our Students are Saying

    • A Must For Hospitals Facilities Management

      Outstanding program. JJ is very knowledgeable and answered many questions I had. Much better than googling web sites! Thanks. “A must for hospital facilities management”.

      S. Chung
    • Easy To Stay Engaged

      Enjoyed it. Very useful to people who are new to healthcare construction. Keep up the good work! You are very knowledgeable and passionate about subject and that makes it easier for class to stay engaged.

      anonymous
    • Beneficial To Contractors

      Love the program! Think this is very beneficial to contractors who will be working in a healthcare environment. Proven methods to keep the environment safe.

      anonymous
    • Emphasis on Practical Means

      Well taught with high emphasis on practical means and methods and the rationale behind them.

      anonymous
    • A Saturday Well Spent

      I was not that thrilled about the course as I did not know how it could apply to me. A Saturday well spent! This course not only applies to Healthcare Facilities but any job we may do. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and information! I am honored to have been a part of the class.

      C. Furar
    • Well Versed

      JJ is very well versed and knowledgeable in a multitude of real life experiences. Would recommend this class to new and experienced healthcare constructors.

      anonymous
    • Wealth of Knowledge

      JJ presents a wealth of knowledge that pertains to infection control and keeps the class actively engaged with classroom demonstrations and exercises.

      anonymous
    • Enlightening

      The CCHM class was very good and enlightened me to many new areas of knowledge. I look forward to watching CICTI grow and maintaining my certification.

      anonymous
    • Multiple Ideas and Suggestions

      Very good, informational session. The training provided multiple ideas and suggestions to take back to my current jobsite. (Even though I have been doing this awhile!)

      R. Ward
    • Gave Me New Ideas

      Many topics discussed today are applicable to the current hospital addition/renovation project that I am on. Definitely gave me some new ideas; things to consider to improve the process.

      anonymous

    Request this Course

    Scheduled upon demand - Onsite training

    Interested in becoming a Certified Facilities Technician (CCFT) or having your employees certified? To request CCFT training please please fill out this request course form.