CPPS Review Courses

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) offers review courses to experienced patient safety professionals who plan to take the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) examination. This course can help participants prepare for the exam by reviewing domain content areas and test-taking strategies.

These courses are not required to pass the certification exam. Participation in any of these courses does not guarantee a passing score on the certification exam.​​

Current CPPS Review Course Schedule

On demand
  • To enroll in the Online​ CPPS Review Course, click here.​
Live Webinar
Via WebEx, 7 hours including breaks and Q&A​​
Multiple locations, 7 hours including breaks and Q&A​​
  • August 15, 2018, in Dallas / Fort Worth, TX
    Registration opening soon.
    Reserve your spot
    In partnership with the DF​​W Hospital Council Foundation.​​
  • December 10, 2018, in Orlando, FL
    Registration opening soon.
    Reserve your spot​
    This course is taking place as part of the IHI National Forum​​.​​


Regular rate​

  • ​$395 USD​

Discounts availab​​le

  • ​IHI-NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety members (SUPS)
    $375 USD
    Log in to obtain your discount code.
  • American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety (ASPPS)​
    $355 USD
    Log in​​ to obtain your discount code.

Continuing Education

​​This program is approved for six (6) contact hours toward the fulfillment of the requirements of CPPS (Certified Professional in Patient Safety) recertification​​.​​

Contributing Faculty

​We are grateful to the following faculty members for the contributions to and development of the content for these review courses: ​

  • Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS
    Center for Medication Safety Advancement
    Purdue University College of Pharmacy
  • Karen Frush, MD, CPPS
    Duke University Health System
  • Karen Garvey, RN, BSN, MPA/HCA, CPHRM, CPPS
    Parkland Hospital & Health System​
  • Erin Graydon-Baker, MS, RRT, CPPS
    Maine Medical Center
  • John B. Hertig, PharmD, MS, CPPS
    Purdue University College of Pharmacy
  • Regina Hoffman, RN, BSN, CPHRM, CPPS
    Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
  • Mark Jarrett, MD, MBA, MS, CPPS
    Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine
  • Donna Jenkins, RN, MS, CPPS
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Judy Milne, MSN, RN, CPPS
    Duke University Hospital
  • Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD, MBA, CPPS
    HCA Medical City
  • Dot Snow, MPH, CPPS
    Kaiser Permanente​


​​Handouts for this course will be sent to registered course attendees a few days prior ​to the course date. Handouts will not be given onsite for live courses; therefore, attendees are responsible for either printing or downloading them prior to the course. Attendees are encouraged to bring their computer to the live courses.​​

Cancellation Policy​

​​All cancellation requests may be submitted in writing at CPPS@ihi.org​. Requests received 72 hours (3 business days) in advance of the scheduled start time will receive a full refund. Refund requests submitted less than 72 hours (3 business days) in advance of the scheduled start time will be ineligible for a refund.​

About Certification

The CPPS credential distinguishes health care professionals who meet the competency requirements in the areas of patient safety science and human factors engineering, and who demonstrate the ability to apply this knowledge to effectively plan and implement patient safety initiatives.

​More than 2,000 health professionals have become certified since the CPPS credential was introduced in 2012. Learn more about certification.​​​​