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.

This program is approved for 16.50 hours of AEU credits by BASC Provider #1301. The approved sessions can be found here.

CSSM Credits

Interested in earning the CSSM certification, or needing continuing education to recertify your credential?

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

The Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) certification recognizes the important and distinct role surgical services managers have in directing staff, programs and budgets, while delivering safe patient care. CSSM certification validates the achievement of the baccalaureate-prepared manager who demonstrates proficiency as an administrator in the perioperative setting.

OR Business Management Conference will offer a CSSM® Exam Prep Pre-Conference Workshop on January 27 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Workshop attendees will earn 6 continuing education contact hours, which can be used towards the CE coursework requirements necessary to apply for the CSSM exam.

By attending sessions at the OR Business Management Conference, you will receive credit towards your CE coursework requirements to take the exam, or continuing education that meets recertification requirements if you already hold the credential.

Learn more about the CSSM certification at