Case Investigation & Contact Tracing
This training is retired. This information is for historical reference only.
CICT Training is Retired and New Courses are Launching
This VTA flagship course has trained over 10,000 Covid-19 case investigators and contact tracers since 2020. In response to evolving disease intervention needs, CICT will be retired as a stand-alone course.
Interview skill training will be provided through the newly developed Essential Interviewing Skills for Disease Intervention training launching in February 2023. COVID-specific information will be transitioned to a disease-specific course which will be available in March or April 2023.
For more information about this transition, please contact CTTrainingDev@cdph.ca.gov.
Training in Spanish: Investigación de Casos y Rastreo de Contactos
Audience/Who Should Register: Local Health Jurisdiction (LHJ) and state employees who will be working as case investigators (CI) or contact tracers (CT).
Length of Training: Approximately 6 hours of online self-study and 8 hours of live virtual skill development activities across 2 days.
- Effectively communicate standardized recommendations and policies about isolation, quarantine, testing, and social support.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the key components of a case investigation and contact tracing interview
- Conduct a case investigation or contact tracing interview, with the support of a script
- Apply motivational interviewing and health coaching techniques during case investigation and contact tracing interviews
- Apply best practices of maintaining confidentiality
Accommodations: Our goal is to create trainings that are accessible to people with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation or tell us about an accessiblity barrier, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action is an approved provider of continuing education by the California State Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 17635. This training is approved for up to 13 continuing education hours. Board requirements prevent us from offering CE credit to people who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start of the training or leave the training early. Therefore, partial credit will not be awarded. For questions about CEUs, please email: email@example.com.
Cancellation and Refund Policies: Please notify program team 48 hours before training date if you would like to cancel or reschedule. Classes are free of charge and no refund will be provided.
NOTE: Final training agenda available in the training on the VTA+ website.