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CPPS: Certified Professional in Patient Safety

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Certified Professional in Patient SafetyTM credential (CPPS) is earned by professionals who have demonstrated a high level ​​of proficiency in the core standards of patient safety.​​​​​​​​​ This credential is awarded through a thorough examination covering five patient safety domains:​

  • Culture​
  • Leadership
  • Patient Safety Risks and Solutions
  • Measuring and Improving Performance
  • Systems Thinking and Design / Human Factors​

​More than 5,000 professionals have earned the CPPS credential, representing all 50 US states and 30 countries.​​​​​​​

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CPPS Review CoursEs

​Date ​Format ​Fees and Registration

​December 13, 2022
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

​Live webinar


Register for IHI Forum 2022 Online

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You can also take the CPPS Review Course on demand whenever you like. Details​ here.


Agenda

Moderator: Kara Lyven, MBA, CPPS

Time ​Event

10:00 am – 10:05 am ET

Welcome and Introductions
Kara Lyven, MBA, CPPS 
Executive Director, Patient Safety 
Duke University Hospital
​10:05 am – 11:10 am ET
Culture
​Kara Lyven, MBA, CPPS
​11:10 am – 12:25 pm ET
Measuring & Improving Performance 
Dot Snow, MPH, CPPS, CPHQ
Managing Director Health Plan Regulatory Services 
Kaiser Permanente
​12:25 pm – 12:50 pm ET
Break
​12:50 pm – 2:05 pm ET
Patient Safety Risks & Solutions 
Dot Snow, MPH, CPPS, CPHQ 
​2:05 pm – 2:15 pm ET
Break
​2:15 pm – 3:30 pm ET
Systems Thinking & Design and Human Factors Analysis  
Jonathan B. Cohen MD, MS, FASA, CPPS 
Associate Member, Department of Anesthesiology 
Moffitt Cancer Center
​3:30 pm – 3:40 pm ET
Break 
​3:40 pm – 4:40 pm ET
Leadership 
Kara Lyven, MBA, CPPS
​4:40 pm – 5:00 pm ET
Question & Answer 
Preparing to take the CPPS Exam 
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You can also take the CPPS Review Course on demand whenever you like. Details​ here.

CPPS Scholarships

All 20 of our scholarships have been awarded for 2022. We will offer new scholarships next year that include full coverage for the fees of:
  • Online CPPS Review Course
  • CPPS Practice Exam
  • CPPS credentialing exam
Any professional working in or around health care who is able to demonstrate need is encouraged to apply. Applicants must also possess academic and professional experience at one of the following levels:
  • Baccalaureate degree or higher, plus three years of experience (includes time spent in clinical rotations and residency programs) in a health care setting or with a provider of services to the health care industry
OR​​
  • Associate degree or equivalent plus five years of experience (includes time spent in clinical rotations) in a health care setting or with a provider of services to the health care industry​
For details about these scholarships and to apply, please visit our application webpage.
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CPPS Examina​tion: Live Remote Proctoring Now Available​
Live remote online proctoring for the CPPS exam is now available. This new exam delivery option allows CPPS candidates to continue advancing their personal and professional goals while being mindful of health concerns and access to physical testing sites. Find more information about this new way to complete your CPPS examination.​

​why certification is important

This professional certification program establishes core standards for the field of patient safety, benchmarks requirements necessary for health care professionals, and sets an expected proficiency level.​​

​For professionals, the CPPS credential provides those working in patient safety a means to demonstrate their proficiency and skill in the discipline

For organizations, requiring the CPPS credential provides a way for employers to validate a potential candidate’s patient safety knowledge and skill base, critical competencies for today’s health​​ care challenges

​Additional compelling reasons to earn your CPPS:

  • 79% of health care professionals who have earned the CPPS told us that this credential helped them to improve patient care at their organization
  • You can prepare for the CPPS exam — and take the actual exam — virtually, from wherever you are
  • Adding this credential to your CV makes your commitment to — and education about — patient safety visible 
  • ​Since earning their CPPS credential, 81% of titleholders have led organization or system-wide initiatives, leading critical improvements​

who should consider certification

  • ​Physicians
  • Nurses​
  • Pharmacists​
  • Patient Safety Professionals​
  • Quality and Risk Management Professionals​
  • Health Care Executives​
  • Non-Clinical Health Care Professionals​
  • ​All other health care professionals with the requisite background​

​requirements for certification

Candidates for the CPPS credential are those who include patient safety practices as an integral component of current or future professional responsibilities. Candidates must also possess academic and professional experience at one of the following levels:

  • Baccalaureate degree or higher, plus three years of experience (includes time spent in clinical rotations and residency programs) in a health care setting or with a provider of services to the health care industry

OR​​

  • Associate degree or equivalent plus five years of experience (includes time
    spent in clinical rotations) in a health care setting or with a provider of services to the health care industry​

​​​​how to GET certifIED​​

We recommend the following activities before you register for the exam:

​If you would like to prepare prior to your exam, consider taking the online CPPS practice exam or​​​ taking a CPPS review course.

Once you are ready to register for your exam, select a date and time at a testing c​enter near you​ through our partner website​.​​​