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Continuing Education

​​​​​​​​​JointAccreditationLogo.jpgIn support of improving patient care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team. 

The post-event survey for the IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement is now closed. If you need to obtain a copy of your existing CE Certificate, please email ​​

The Nation​al Forum carries a maximum of 20.25 credits for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for 20.25 CPHQ continuing education hours.

All National Forum sessions within the Safety track are eligible for CPPS credit. A total.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886367066-4227) for 19 continuing education contact hours​​

A total of 20.25 contact hours is available toward the fulfillment of the requirements of CPPS (Certified Professional in Patient Safety) recertification. Please select the “general attendance” option when completing the post-event survey if only requesting CPPS recertification credit. Certificates from all other disciplines can also be used toward recertification. Please note the sessions below that are not approved for CPPS recertification credit.

All National Forum Learning Labs, Quick Courses, and General Conference sessions offer ACCME, ACPE, ANCC, and NAHQ, ​NASW, and CPPS recertification credits, with the exception of the following sessions: 

Sessions that do not offer pharmacy contact hours:
SL12, SL15, SL24, ML10, ML11, ML12, ML13, ML14, Q3, Q8, Q14, A14, A17, A20, A21, A23, A27, A30, B14, B17, B20, B21, B23, B27, B30, C6, C10, C16, C19, C21, C23, C24, C26, D6, D7, D11, D12, D14, D15, D24, E6, E7, E11, E12, E14, E15, E24, SW1
Session that do not offer physician contact hours:
SL21, FE1, FE2, FE6, FE7, ML17, A19, B19, C16, C22, C30, D1, D26, E1, E26
Sessions that do not offer nursing contact hours:
SL3, SL21, SL22, ML2, ML4, ML6, Q2, Q8, Q12, Q15, A3, A11, A13, A14, A15, A18, A20, A21, A22, A25, A28, A30, B3, B11, B13, B14, B15, B18, B20, B21, B22, B25, B28, B30, C1, C2, C5, C9, C14, C21, C23, C26, C29, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D10, D11, D14, D15, D18, D19, D20, D22, D23, D26, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E10, E11, E14, E15, E18, E19, E20, E22, E23, E26, SW3​

Sessions that do not offer social worker contact hours:
SL10, SL11, SL15, SL19, Q5, Q6, Q8, Q14, ML10, ML11, ML12, FE1, FE4, A10, A13, A14, A28, B10, B13, B14, B28, C9, C15, C16, C21, C23, C27, D4, E4, ML18, SW1, SW2, SW3, SW4
Sessions that are not approved for CPPS recertification credit:
SL2, SL5, SL8, SL15, SL20, SL21, ML3, FE1, FE2, FE7, A20, B20, C9, D9, D20, D25, D26, E9, E20, E25
How to receive a certificate of credit:
All attendees will receive an email on Monday, December 17, 2018, with a link to the surveys. Attendees must complete the surveys by January 31, 2019, to obtain continuing education certificate. To be eligible for a continuing education certificate, you must ensure you have selected your sessions prior to the end of each conference day. If your custom agenda is inaccurate, you will need to reach out to our customer service department at to have your agenda reset in order to take the surveys.
Atten​dees of the IHI National Forum will learn how to:​​​

  • Recognize habits that support quality health care and apply the basic principles for improving them
  • Define ways to reduce suffering and improve health
  • Develop an understanding of how to transform an organization
  • Identify elements for creating a culture of change that will lead to continuous improvement