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​​​​​​In-Person and Online

The Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course is jointly developed and delivered by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and HealthCareCAN, supported by experts from across Canada and internationally.

Providing an overview of the fundamentals of patient safety, the Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course equips healthcare professionals and leaders with the information, tools, and techniques to build a strong patient safety culture within their organizations. 


The CPSO Course is intended for healthcare professionals and leaders who have the formal responsibility of disseminating patient safety principles and programs throughout the organization including patient safety officers, clinical managers, nurses, physicians, educators, and allied health professionals. 

Program Options

The CPSO Course is available in two delivery models: in-person or online.  In both options, participants will interact with one another and expert coaches, and will learn to:

  • Use our tools and techniques to develop a patient safety program
  • Recognize system-induced patient safety incidents
  • Recognize human factors related to patient safety, such as non-technical skills or fatigue
  • Understand high-risk clinical processes
  • Develop strategies to influence and enhance patient safety culture
  • Foster communication, teamwork, and organizational culture as it relates to patient safety
  • Examine other special and emerging topics in patient safety
  • Develop a patient safety improvement project proposal – allowing the learner to consolidate their knowledge by leading a patient safety improvement initiative

In-Person Course

The in-person course is delivered in Ottawa in a workshop format, where professionals will learn and become patient safety officers via a compressed 4-day curriculum delivered by foremost patient safety experts.  The in-person course allows learners to have a dedicated time and space for an intensive learning experience focused on patient safety.  Learners have an invaluable opportunity to network and concurrently learn from peers from across the country.

Online Course

The new online course is based on the in person course, and is designed for professionals who are unable to travel or who prefer to learn flexibly and at their own pace.  The online course can be completed in 100 hours of study, delivered entirely online using readings, videos, webinars, discussion forums, hands-on project work, and expert faculty to provide support and feedback.  Participants not only learn about patient safety essentials, but have a chance to reflect, apply new knowledge and tools to their work environment, and receive feedback from faculty.  Learners have up to 12 months to complete the course.

Online learning provides a cost-effective alternative for busy professionals to learn in an environment that allows maximum flexibility.  Healthcare professionals can learn when they want, where they want, while continuing to interact with other professionals and experts from across the country.  Learners can pace themselves, and have access to one-on-one support from faculty as desired.  Participants may enroll and start the program at any time. 

​Registration Fee: ​$2,295 Canadian Student
Registration Fee: ​$2,495 International Student




Register today for the Canadian Patient Safety Officer Online Program.   

Upon completion of this course graduates will be able to effect the system change required to advance patient safety in their organizations.

For more information, contact Jennifer Crook at or 1-866-421-6933.

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