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How do I register for and schedule my exam? 

  1. Review the Candidate Handbook
  2. Review our other resources (including an informational webinar and a procedural video from our testing partner)
  3. Ready to schedule your exam? Visit our testing partner website to register and select your test date and time at a testing center near you.  


The National Patient Safety Foundation created the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential to establish core standards for the field and set an expected proficiency level for those seeking to become professionally certified in patient safety. To date, more than 1,800 professionals have achieved the CPPS credential. They represent physicians, nurses, pharmacists, patient safety professionals, quality and risk management professionals, health care executives, nonclinical health care professionals and others with the requisite background throughout the US and nine other countries.  

 
Becoming CPPS certified will help you:
  • Gain credibility and respect in your field and organization.
  • Open more opportunities for advancement.
  • Stay valuable and marketable and meet “CPPS preferred” requirements in current patient safety job postings.
  • Prove your willingness to invest in your own development.
  • Show initiative to employers and prospective employers.
  • Separate yourself from your peers.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to safer patient care.
  • Improve your patient safety skills, knowledge, and confidence in the field.
  • Prove that you are keeping your expertise current and up to date through recertification 
 Obtaining certification is professionalism defined.

 

I want to get certified! What are the next steps?

Options to help you prepare:
  1. Review the exam content outline
  2. Review our resource list

  3. Review our Frequently Asked Questions

  4. Consider the CPPS practice exam, a sample quiz to get a sense of exam questions and how you score across each testing domain 

  5. Want to prepare further? Consider taking a CPPS review course

Registering for and scheduling your exam:
  1. Review the Candidate Handbook

  2. Review our other resources (including an informational webinar and a procedural video from our testing partner)

  3. Ready to schedule your exam? Visit our testing partner website to register and select your test date and time at a testing center near you.  

 

See the pre-approved activities for CPPS Credit here.

 

 

CPPS Related Documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
CPPS Candidate Handbook PDF (261.7 KB) Administration 7/19/2016
CPPS Recertification Handbook PDF (1.41 MB) Administration 6/13/2016
The Value of Certification PDF (524.18 KB) Administration 7/26/2017
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ACHE and IHI/NPSF Webcast: Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Healthcare Leadership

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