Continuing Education and Certificates

Continuing Education

IHI offers continuing education contact hours for completion of the IHI Open School online courses. Currently, over 30 contact hours for nurses, physicians, and pharmacists are available. Courses are also approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) to provide CPHQ CE credit. Credits for physicians are AMA PRA Category 1 credits.
A selection of courses have also been approved for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 Activity points.
CE certificates that you are eligible to print can be generated on the My Certificates page or the Certificate Center page.

IHI Open School Basic Certificate in Quality & Safety

The IHI Open School offers a certificate of completion for users who want formal recognition for their participation. Earning a certificate boosts your own skills — and proves to employers that you’re serious about changing the system for the better.

To receive a basic certificate, you must complete the following online courses:

  • Improvement Capability 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106
  • Patient Safety 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106
  • Leadership 101
  • Person- and Family-Centered Care 101
  • Quality, Cost, and Value 101
Once you finish the required courses, please visit the My Certificates page to generate your printable IHI Open School Basic Certificate. This page will tell you if you still need to complete courses. Your certificate can also be found on the Certificate Center page.