Medical Chaperone Training Program (CTP-2)


The goal of a medical chaperone is to serve independently as a responsible, neutral, and objective third-party during clinical encounters. This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for one to serve as an effective chaperone, a valued member of the healthcare team. Through their presence, effectively trained chaperones can:

  • Protect the interests and well-being of patients
  • Verify the content of clinical conversations and physical exams
  • Provide documentation regarding clinical encounters

Course Editions

CTP-2*: Applicable for general, as-needed chaperones. Intended for those chaperoning multiple clinicians during patient appointments and sensitive exams (e.g., breast or genital) as needed per office/institutional policy

CTP-2 Mandated: Applicable for mandated chaperones. Intended for those chaperoning one particular clinician, as mandated by a regulatory (licensing) board/agency, institution, or other oversight entity

*The CTP-2 edition is approved by the Oregon Medical Board to meet the requirements of OAR 847-010-0130. 

Read more implementing Medical Chaperones in our poster presented at the Federation of State Medical Boards 2020 Annual Meeting.

Course Format

Self-paced online course combining online readings, interactive scenario-based activities, and knowledge checks

Professions This Course Is Suitable For

This course is expressly designed for individuals, with or without a clinical background, who will function in a chaperone role. However, the content may be of particular interest to healthcare professionals who work with or utilize medical chaperones.

Topics Covered

  • Clarifying the role of a chaperone and the role of the healthcare professional being chaperoned
  • Communicating professionally and appropriately
  • Maintaining neutrality and objectivity
  • Establishing professional boundaries in the workplace
  • Documenting and reporting requirements
  • Navigating uncomfortable interactions and situations with patients and with the healthcare professional being chaperoned

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the variety of clinical settings in which a chaperone is used
  • Discuss the ways that chaperones contribute to professional accountability in the delivery of health care
  • Articulate the chaperone’s responsibilities to patients, clinicians, institutions, and others (if applicable)
  • Demonstrate techniques of observation in a variety of clinical scenarios
  • Explain draping techniques for various types of physical examinations
  • Illustrate ways of handling challenging situations, such as occasions when there may be objections to the presence of a chaperone or when the chaperone believes that something out of the ordinary has occurred
  • Correctly document a chaperone’s presence and involvement in any clinical encounter


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Professional Boundaries, Inc. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates these live activities each for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Professional Boundaries, Inc. DBA PBI Education is an approved provider with the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15761. This course is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing for 2 CE contact hours.

Registration Options

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Course Credits

2 CME/CE hours

Course Costs

$55.00 Flat

Date: Open Enrollment

Type: Online

Course Credits

2 CE hours

Course Costs

$55.00 Flat

Date: Open Enrollment

Type: Online


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  • "I feel knowledgeable about chaperoning now and with more experience I will grow in this kind of duty thus it will help me be more professional and responsible."
    - Chaperone Training Course Graduate
  • "The variety of mediums was helpful - videos, practice questions, scenarios...."
    - Chaperone Training Course Graduate
  • "This course was very easy to navigate through, and thoroughly covered the topic of appropriately utilizing a chaperone. I also liked the variety of tools used to cover the various topics, such as videos, vignettes, etc. rather than just reading slides.....this made it more interesting as well as providing a better/relatable and more understandable visual. "
    - Chaperone Training Course Graduate
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