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) will be releasing a revised exam on N​ovember 1, 2019. Please note that the online review course is based on the current content outline. All exams administered after October 31, 2019 will be based on the revised content outline​ Both the current and revised content outlines can be viewed online​. ​We are working with our faculty to update the course however as you can see from the side-by-side content outlines, we expect these revisions to be very minor. If you have questions, please reach out to us at cpps@​ihi.org ​​

CPPS Review Courses

via Webex​​

October 17, 2019
10AM - 4PM ET


SUPS members: $375​​​​
ASPPS members: $35​​5​

via the 
IHI Open School

On demand



Regular rate
$395 USD​

Discounts availab​​le

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.​​​​