CPPS CE Credits

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​There are many convenient ways to obtain credits towards your CPPS recertification. The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety has pre-approved the programs listed here.


Offer CPPS CE Credits for Your Educational Activity
If you are a provider interested in offering CPPS continuing education (CE) for your educational activity, we invite you to apply for approval by filling out the CPPS CE Approval Application below. Applications should be submitted at least six weeks prior to the activity date. 
Download the CPPS CE Approval Application​.​​
​Pre-Approved CPPS CE Credit Activities

IHI Virtual Learning Hour: Listening and Speaking Up to Improve Safety
April 16, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM ET

In this Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Virtual Learning Hour, participants will be introduced to emotionally intelligent verbal skills and apply them to real-life scenarios that involve speaking up and listening.
CPPS CE Credit: 1.0

IHI Virtual Learning Hour: Pursuing Zero Harm by Enabling Collective Action
May 28, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM ET
In this Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Virtual Learning Hour, Anne Lyren, MD, MSc  and Trey Coffey, MD of Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) will share their approach to creating an international network of hospitals united in a mission to eliminate harm to patients and employees, covering aspects from guiding principles to building will to generating evidence and translating knowledge. Successful leaders from within the network will be called upon to share key learnings from their efforts to drive down harm through a combined focus on culture and prevention bundle process reliability.
CPPS CE Credit: 1.0

ASHP / ISMP Medication Safety Certificate Program

The Medication Safety Certificate was produced in collaboration with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). This self-guided, online program provides 40.0 hours of continuing education for pharmacists, technicians, physicians, and nurses.

The program incorporates recorded presentations, readings, and exercises in curricular modules. Each module is designed for participants to recognize the importance of improving medication safety in hospitals, health systems, and a variety of related settings. Participants will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and engage in efforts to minimize and eliminate the occurrence of medication errors. The curriculum will cover the fundamental principles of the medication use process and medication safety culture. The course also will present strategies for identifying and implementing opportunities for medication safety improvements. After completing all the modules, participants should be proficient in the fundamental concepts required for risk identification, medication error investigation, risk reduction, and general actions required to sustain safe medication practices in their practice settings.

Professional Certificate Requirement: Practice exercises allow the learner to demonstrate knowledge learned and competency gained from completing the education modules. Successful completion of a comprehensive exam is required to earn a professional certificate and is an additional step after completing the continuing education modules. Participants may opt to only earn the continuing education credit associated with the curriculum and not pursue the comprehensive exam required to earn the professional certificate.​

CPPS CE Credit: 40.0

Fundamentals of Pati​ent Safety 2018 – American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Fundamentals of Patient Safety 2018 is an interactive, online CME course covering patient safety principles, reinforced with anesthesia-specific scenarios and examples. Case studies, quizzes and exercises within the course provide ample opportunity to apply patient safety concepts to the practice of anesthesiology. This course helps fulfill the patient safety CME requirement for Part 2 of the ABA MOCA®. Each lesson offers 3 different formats: an interactive presentation, a print version, and an audio version. We recommend accessing the interactive presentation for the best learning experience.

CPPS CE Credit: 10.0​​

CPPS Review Courses (live, online, a​n​d webinar)

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement 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.

CPPS CE Credit: 6.0​

Safe medication administration: Everything you need to know to improve your practice

Safety First Nursing, PLLC

Provides an overview of safe medication administration from a modern patient safety perspective, including the role of the nurse. Provides solutions and strategies for safer care.

CPPS CE Credit: 1.0

Root Cause Analysis: The One Tool You Need to Improve Patient Safety

Safety First Nursing, PLLC

This course uses case studies with questions to teach the basics of Root Cause Analysis from multiple perspectives, including the history of RCA in aviation and healthcare.

CPPS CE Credit: 1.0 

CBPPS believes that continuous knowledge and competency enhancement advances not only your career, but also your organization and patient safety as a whole.

Be sure to retain a copy of your CE activity completion certificate for your CPPS recertification records!​