CPSO (Certified Patient Safety Officer) Certification

The CPSO is the oldest patient safety certification. Established in 2006, CPSO credential holders include healthcare executives, risk managers, quality improvement coordinators, nursing leaders, safety directors, patient safety officers, consultants, physicians, pharmacy personnel, infection prevention coordinator and other qualified healthcare or medical professionals. CPSO knowledge requirements address competencies across the continuum of care including clinical, support, administrative, best practices, patient safety goals, and related research. The exam focuses on organizational culture, system methodologies, effective communication, and coordination/promotion of patient safety-related initiatives. Click on the Certification Handbook Tab for detailed information on the Application Process and to review the Exam Blueprint Outline.

Certification Handbook