In order to provide free access to health professionals in training and to learners in underdeveloped nations, IHI offers the following paid subscription options for the Open School online courses (see pricing below):
Individual professional subscription for a single professional user
Professional group subscription for organizations interested in bringing the courses to staff and monitoring their learning
Academic group subscription for learning institutions interested in tracking student or resident course usage
Professional Subscriber Benefits
The complete catalog of courses includes more than 35 continuing education credits for nurses, physicians, and pharmacists, as well as a Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety to reward the completion of 13 foundational modules. A selection of courses have also been approved for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 Activity points. Learn more about
certificates and CEUs
Group Subscription BenefitsInstitutional faculty and organizational leaders around the world rely on the courses as an easy way to bring essential training to students and staff. With a group subscription, administrators gain two important resources through our online Dashboard:
1. The Dashboard. Administrators can view (and opt to receive via email) high-level or detailed reports about their group's activity: courses completed, assessment scores, continuing education credits earned, and more — for the group overall and its individual learners.
2. The Educator’s Toolkit
. This robust toolkit helps educators integrate the courses into their curriculum or training program. Find general guidance as well as ready-made teaching materials for all 13 courses in the Basic Certificate: slides, homework assignments, exams, lesson plans, reading lists, and more.
Learn more and see examples on our Teaching Resources page
*Individual students, residents, and professors — as well as learners from the
Least Developed Countries — may access the online courses for free.
Professional groups are eligible for a 10% discount when purchasing a 2-year subscription.
Passport members are eligible for a 25% discount (maximum savings $3,450). No two discounts can be combined.
**Scholarships are available in cases of financial hardship to offset the costs of the subscription fee. Discounts might also be available for critical access hospitals and rural hospitals. Those interested in applying for scholarship funding should
submit an application.