CCOE consists of 4 courses related to the care of critically ill perinatal women. Continuing nursing education (CNE) hours can be earned for each course. It is designed to provide nurses with theoretical knowledge needed to provide care to high-risk and critically ill women. The program is targeted toward registered nurses who work in perinatal nursing, including graduate and experienced nurses.

CCOE can be purchased in the AWHONN Online Learning Center. Each course is fully narrated. Learners may begin a course and come back to finish the course at a later time within a year or until the CNE expires whichever comes first.