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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.

Content Areas

Candidates will be tested on the following five patient safety domains:
  • Culture
  • Leadership
  • Patient Safety Risks & Solutions
  • Measuring & Improving Performance
  • Systems Thinking & Design/Human Factors
How to Prepare for the CPPS Examination
  • Refer to the CPPS Documents section below to access the Candidate Handbook [PDF].
  • Click here to review the Content Outline page.
  • Click here to review the Resource List.
  • Click here to take a practice examination to help you evaluate your level of preparedness for the certification examination. Practice examinations are available for $85 and may be ordered online. Members of the American Society for Professionals in Patient Safety (ASPPS) qualify for the discounted rate of $70.
How to Apply
  • Click here for the GoAmp certification website.
  • Select the ‘Schedule/Apply for Exam’ under ‘Candidates’ in the left sidebar.
  • Choose the category, program and examination:
  1. Healthcare
  2. Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety
  3. Certified Professional in Patient Safety
  • Click the “Register for this Exam” button.
International Candidates

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:
  • Online applicants will be notified by email as soon as they complete the application.
  • Candidates who submit a paper application form will be notified by e-mail within 10 business days of receipt of their application form.
  • The Examination Application is available in the Candidate Handbook [PDF] which can be accessed from the CPPS Documents section below.
How to Locate Testing Centers

To view a list of testing centers:
  • Click here for the GoAmp certification website.
  • Select the ‘Schedule/Apply for Exam’ under ‘Candidates’ in the left sidebar.
  • Choose the category, program and examination:
  1. Healthcare
  2. Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety
  3. Certified Professional in Patient Safety
  • Click the “Locate Testing Center” button.
  • Candidates within the US enter preferred zip code.
  • International candidates select Country from the drop-down menu.
Associated Costs

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.



CPPS Related Documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
The Value of Certification PDF (508.13 KB) Administration 7/12/2016
CPPS Candidate Handbook PDF (261.7 KB) Administration 7/19/2016
CPPS Recertification Handbook PDF (1.41 MB) Administration 6/13/2016
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