Continuing Education

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Continuing Education Contact Hours

Attendees of the 2019 OR Business Management Conference can earn 14.25 continuing education contact hours in keynote presentations and breakout sessions over the three days in San Diego.

  • Attendees of the Pre-Conference Workshop, “Slice and Dice Data to Improve Performance and Patient Outcomes” can earn 3 continuing education contact hours. Attendees of this pre-conference workshop + the full conference can earn a total of 17.25 continuing education contact hours. 
  • Attendees of the Pre-Conference Workshop, “CSSM® Exam Prep” can earn 6 continuing education contact hours through additional preparation and reading assignments associated with this exam prep course. Attendees of this pre-conference workshop + the full conference can earn up to 20.25 continuing education contact hours. 

Access Intelligence is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #15831.

CSSM Credits

SSE Fact sheetV3One of the Pre-Conference Workshops taking place on January 27 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. entitled, “CSSM® Prep” is eligible for 6 continuing education contact hours.

These specific sessions at the OR Business Management Conference are also approved for your CSSM® eligibility
through the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI).

The Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) certification program is for perioperative leaders interested in improving and validating their managerial knowledge and skills so as to advance the performance of their surgical services department. CSSM certification validates the achievement of the baccalaureate-prepared manager who demonstrates current proficiency as an administrator in the perioperative (pre-, intra-, and postoperative) setting.

CCI delivers the CSSM exam to recognize the important role managers have in directing staff, programs and budgets in delivering safe patient care. The purpose of the CSSM exam is to provide recognition for the important and distinct role of surgical services managers.

By attending sessions at the OR Business Management Conference, you will receive credit towards your continuing education coursework requirements necessary for the exam application. Learn more about the CSSM credential and requirements on