CPPS Review Courses

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 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.​​​​

As part of regular exam maintenance, the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) released a revised exam on November 1, 2019. All exams going forward will be based on the revised content outline. The revised content outline can be viewed online​. Candidates testing from November 1 – 15, 2019 will experience delayed scoring, followed by a testing blackout from November 16 - December 16. During this time responses from candidates to examination items will be reviewed, and CBPPS will reapprove the passing point for the examination. This process is a best practice for professional credentialing programs and helps maintain the integrity of the exam. We appreciate your understanding. If you have questions, please reach out to us at cpps@ihi.org​​

CPPS Review Courses

via Webex​​

April 2020 - Date TBD
10AM - 5PM ET

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Member prices
SUPS: $375​​​​
Premium: $355.50
Premium+: $316

via the 
IHI Open School

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​​After purchasing, the online course can be accessed at ihi.org/OnlineCPPS


Regular rate
$395 USD​

Discounts availab​​le

  • ​IHI Stand Up for Patient Safety members (SUPS)
    $375 USD
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  • Premium members
    $355.50 USD
  • Premium+ members

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 3​,000 health professionals have become certified since the CPPS credential was introduced in 2012. Learn more about certification.​​​​