CPPS CE Credits

i​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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. 

​Pre-Approved CPPS CE Credit Activities​​

Going Outside of the Standard of Care: When, Why, and How This Should Inform Better Systems and Policies  ​​

Patient Safety Movement Foundation
February 3, 2022 | 2:30 – 3:30 PM ET

CPPS CE Credit: 1.0

2022 Virginia Patient Safety Summit

Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association
February 24, 2022 | 9:30am - 3:30pm EST (virtual)

 REGISTER NOW for the eleventh annual Virginia Patient Safety Summit, scheduled as a free virtual event on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. The Summit is one of the premiere patient safety events held each year in the Commonwealth. The VHHA Center for Healthcare Excellence hosted last year's event as an exclusively virtual event that attracted a record crowd. After nearly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Patient Safety Summit is an opportunity to celebrate the great work being done in Virginia to continue to provide safe, high-quality care, while fostering joy in work among Virginia healthcare providers. The Summit will feature an inspiring lineup of local and national speakers, as well as thought-provoking and interactive breakout sessions.

 The event is free to attend but advance registration is required to receive a participant link to access the virtual Summit platform and session content. Register through this link by following the on screen prompts to create an account prior to registration, then add the event to your calendar using the confirmation e-mail you receive. The registration deadline is 5:00PM EST on February 21, 2022.

 CPPS CE Credit: 5.0

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!​