Seminar "Certified Professional for Medical Software"

Learning Objectives and Content

This four-day seminar will prepare you perfectly for the exam "Certified Professional for Medical Software". The participants will learn:

  • Regulatory frameworks in Europe and the US (laws, regulations, guidance documents, approval processes, conformity assessment etc.)
  • Quality Management Systems and ISO 13485 / 21 CFR part 820
  • Risk Management according to ISO 14971
  • Software lifecycle processes according to IEC 62304 and FDA regulations
  • Human factors / usability engineering compliant with FDA and IEC 62366 requirements
  • Documentation, Traceability
  • Selected topics of IT-security

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What makes the seminar different

Your lecturers are auditors, teach notified bodies and/or help companies to pass audits safely. With their help you will

  • memorize what you learned due to realistic case studies
  • safely pass the exam "Certified Professional for Medical Software"
  • be better at compiling submission documents, developing medical products faster and complying with regulatory requirements and thereby to faster market better products and to avoid regulatory problems
  • get answers to your specific questions 
  • enjoy four inspiring and interesting days 

Content and Agenda

The Johner Institute is one of the accredited ICPMSB e.V. trainings providers. This means, the CPMS-Seminar follows this curriculum. The timetable looks as follows:

Day 1 
  MorningWelcome, Expectations, Introduction, Regulatory Landscape, Differences between EU and FDA
  AfternoonDocument Management, Quality Management & ISO 13465
Day 2 
  MorningQuality Management II, Risk Management & ISO 14971
  AfternoonRisk management II, Usability & Requirements Engineering & IEC 62366
Day 3 
  MorningUsability & Requirements Engineering II, IT-security
  AfternoonSoftware-Development & IEC 62304
Day 4 
  MorningSoftware-Development II
  AfternoonPersonal Q&A, Preparation for the Examination and Examination


We always start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 pm with exception of the last day: We end at 3:30 p.m. with the lectures. The exam lasts until 4:30 p.m.

The trainers are available until 6:00 p.m. (sometimes even longer) for answering individual questions. We recommend that you set your evening flexible after the seminar. On the second day, we normally go out together in the evening and we would like to invite. Would you like to join us?


In this seminar, the practical approach is right in the foreground. The participants will learn how to implement regulatory requirements for the medical devices and software development quickly and without quality overhead / bureaucracy.

The lectures combine the session with case studies and exercises. We limit the number to a maximum of 16 participants in order to achieve the learning success of the participants and to have sufficient time for answering individual questions.

Target Audience

The seminar "Certified Professional for Medical Software" addresses all persons who are involved in the development of medical devices that contain software or that are standalone software such as

  • System and software developers,
  • System and software architects
  • Project leaders
  • Regulatory affairs and quality managers
  • Risk managers
  • Product managers

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Certificate and Examination

How you will successfully pass the CPMS exam 

An independent institution has the optional examination to become a “Certified Professional for Medical Software" directly after the CPMS seminar. You will have the highest chance of passing the exam when you

  • study the book "Basiswissen medizinische Software" (available free of charge and will be sent to you in advance on request),
  • participate in this seminar actively and attentively and
  • practice with the Mindmailer, which is an exclusive and free tool for seminar participants. This email based tutorial can be used even after the seminar to consolidate your newly acquired knowledge permanently. 

Did you know that you must proof your competencies e.g with respect to risk management and usability engineering? This is a requirement by ISO 13485 and 21 CFR part 820.

The certificate certifies you an in-depth knowledge. Show it to your auditor. This evidence is also highly valued by employers and customers.

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Learn from the expert: Your lecturers

Your instructors Matthias Hölzer-Klüpfel, Sven Wittorf and Professor Christian Johner not only prepare you optimally for the exam. They also provide you with the knowledge and skills that will give you security and recognition in your daily work, for example in software development or quality management.

All three are very experienced developers, teach notified bodies and advise medical device manufacturers in the development and quality assurance of medical software. They are also actively involved in the association "International Certified Professional for Medical Software Board".

More Information


The seminar fee is 2,600 EUR (net) per participant. A separate exam fee of approximately 180 EUR net will be invoiced by the certification body.

Direction and Accommodation

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Questions, tailored seminar

Any questions or comments? Do you want enjoy the seminar on-site? This gives you the opportunity to adapt the content specifically to your needs. Contact us now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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