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Making Contact: A Training for COVID-19 Contact Tracers

A Free Introductory Online Course for Entry-Level COVID-19 Contact Tracers


The nation's ability to quickly contain infectious disease outbreaks is more important than ever, and an expanded contact tracing workforce is critical for this effort. ASTHO and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) are pleased to offer this free online course to support the rapid training and scale-up this new contact tracing workforce.

Making Contact: A Training for COVID-19 Contact Tracers is a knowledge-based online course for entry-level COVID-19 contact tracers planning to work with the state and local health departments.

Individuals interested in entry-level COVID-19 contact tracer positions, including government employees, community health workers, local non-profit staff, students and academic faculty, volunteer groups, and more.

On-demand. The training is available through ASTHO's e-learning center at any time.

The training includes four lessons that will take approximately three hours to complete. A certificate of completion is provided when all requirements are successfully met.

Free! The training is provided at no charge by ASTHO and NCSD.

Interested in taking the course? Check out our FAQs for Learners.

Interested in directing your learners to the course? Check out our FAQs for Public Health Authorities and Training Providers.

Additional questions? Contact the training team.

Looking for more training? Check out the National Network of Disease Intervention Training Center’s skills-based course, which builds on the ASTHO/NCSD knowledge-based training.

Looking for additional contact tracing resources? Visit ASTHO's contact tracing and disease intervention page.