The IHI CPPS™ Scholarship Program
The IHI CPPSTM Scholarship Program, offered twice yearly, awards a limited number of need-based scholarships. Each scholarship will include access to the online CPPS review course, the CPPS practice exam, and the CPPS credentialing exam. The CPPS program establishes core standards for the field of patient safety, benchmarks requirements necessary for health care professionals, and sets an expected proficiency level. This credential is awarded through a thorough examination covering five patient safety domains. To date, more than 4,500 professionals have earned the CPPS credential, representing all 50 US states and 24 countries.
IHI recognizes the essential role that certification plays in advancing practice and organizational excellence. We established this scholarship program to eliminate a key barrier — lack of organizational funding — that prevents deserving professionals from becoming certified and advancing their career and practice in safety.
This call for applications opens February 15 and closes on May 2 at 11:59 PM ET. All scholarship decisions will be communicated by May 31. Scholarship recipients will have through May 31, 2023 to sit for the CPPS certification exam.
What is CPPS Certification?
The 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:
- Patient Safety Risks and Solutions
- Measuring and Improving Performance
- Systems Thinking and Design / Human Factors
Who Should Apply?
Any professional working in or around healthcare 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
- 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
More information on the CPPS credentialing program is available at www.ihi.org/cpps.
How to Apply
Applicants will be expected to complete an application and submit all materials including:
- Contact and organizational application form (Section I)
- Resume or curriculum vitae (Section II)
- Personal statement (Section III)
- Prior training and experience and/or demonstrated interest in developing and implementing patient safety initiatives
- Statement of the applicant’s personal and/or career goals and how the CPPS certification will support them and their organization
- Demonstration of organizational and/or personal need
Scholarships will be awarded through a thorough application and review process.
- Access to the Online CPPS Review Course
- Access to the CPPS Practice Exam
- One-time opportunity to sit for the CPPS credentialing exam
May 2, 2022 at 11:59pm ET
Scholarship decisions will be communicated to all applicants on or before May 31, 2022. Scholarship recipients will have through May 31, 2023 to complete the program.