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 Ed​ucational 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​​


Understanding MACRA: An overview for quality professionals 

September 22, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00PM ET (webinar)

This webinar will provide an overview of the MACRA legislation including a detailed summary of the MIPS and APM components and will provide guidance on how the regulatory requirements of MACRA should drive improvements in quality and patient safety in physician practices.
CPPS CE Credit: 1.0

​Vizient PSO Root Cause Analysis and Just Culture Workshop

October 2021

This 4-day virtual workshop will build competencies in both RCA and Just Culture. Our unique approach surfaces opportunities to improve both system design and the behavioral choices of fallible humans.

  • October 1, 2021: Building an Infrastructure to Support Accountability and Learning
  • October 8, 2021: Supporting the patient, family and healthcare team and understanding causal factors
  • October 15, 2021: Conducting the Investigation
  • October 22, 2021: Risk mitigation
CPPS CE Credit: 20.0​

Northwest Patient Safety Conference​

October 6-7, 2021 | 7:45am – 12:30pm PT

Curated annually by the Washington Patient Safety Coalition, the Northwest Patient Safety Conference is the only event of its kind in the Western US, uniting healthcare professionals, providers, patients, families, and caregivers from all care settings for networking and engaging with industry thought leaders and others invested in improving the patient experience. This virtual event is being developed by a PNW collaboration between the Washington Patient Safety Coalition, the Oregon Patient Safety Commission, and the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council.

CPPS CE Credit: 8.0

Creating a Person-Centered Culture of Safety: Why Is This So Hard? 

October 13, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:00am PT

It has been well-established that a person-centered culture of safety is imperative to patient and health worker safety. We’ve been working toward this goal for 25 years and we are still falling short. Why is this so hard to achieve and what are actions we can take now toward meaningful improvement?
CPPS CE Credit: 1.0

Performance Improvement Workshop

Patient Safety Movement Foundation

October 14, 2021

The Performance Improvement Workshop will introduce and detail concepts of performance improvement, which can then be adapted and applied to healthcare organizations around the world. Attendees can expect to gain a thorough understanding of:

  • The basics of performance improvement
  • How to use the tools available to lead projects across multiple settings, and
  • How to collect, measure, and evaluate data to inform meaningful adjustments.

The Workshop will welcome attendees from around the world to learn from expert panel discussions and participate in hands-on live workshops.
CPPS CE Credit: 4.0


2021 Healthcare Quality & Safety Conferenc​e

October 28 - 29th,  2021

The conference for professionals who plan, manage or support quality and safety initiatives Within both ambulatory and inpatient settings, there is mounting pressure to improve quality, safety, and efficiency. The key question, is how? Attendees will leave this internationally attended two-day conference with evidence-based quality and safety strategies to enable them to effectively execute these approaches for sustainable daily practice.​

CPPS CE Credit: 14.5

Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety

Free CPPS CE opportunity: read the National Action Plan and complete the Self-Assessment in you organization to earn up to 4 CPPS CE hours. After completing this activity learners will be able to:

  • ​Evaluate safety as a demonstrated core value within your organization
  • Assess capabilities and resources to advance patient and workforce safety within your organization
  • Select actionable recommendations to implement that improve safety within your organization​

CPPS CE Credit: Up to 4.0

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​​

Just Culture Online Training for Managers​

The Just Culture Company 

On-demand, self-paced online learning for individuals seeking to understand the foundational principles of Just Culture and the manager's role in effecting a fair and accountable culture of learning and continuous improvement. The program includes 16 modules and a 25 question post-test.  

CPPS CE Credit: 4.0

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​

​​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!​