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The CPPS certification examination is a computer-based test offered throughout the year at AMP Assessment Centers located domestically in the United States and internationally. The examination is administered by appointment only. Available dates will be indicated when scheduling your examination. Candidates are scheduled on a first come, first-served basis.
Candidates will be given two hours to complete the examination.
Candidates will be tested on the following five patient safety domains:
How to Prepare for the CPPS Examination
How to Apply
Candidates testing outside the US may submit their application online or by mail. International candidates will be notified of the exam scheduling process as follows:
How to Locate Testing Centers
To view a list of testing centers:
The cost of the CPPS examination is US$400.
Members of the American Society for Professionals in Patient Safety (ASPPS) qualify for the discounted rate of US$295. Members, log in to the member welcome page to get your discount code. Click here to become an ASPPS member and receive discounted member pricing for the CPPS exam.
Staff of organizations that are members of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety program qualify for the discounted rate of US$320. Members, log in to the member welcome page to get your discount code.
International candidates, please add $100 (US dollars) for international examination fee.