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What are the main differences between different HIPAA certifications?

Certified HIPAA Privacy Associate (CHPA) Certification is an entry level certification for those who are seeking HIPAA basic overview training. This is an ideal course for new hires, students, insurance brokers, sales rep and the common workforce who need a general awareness of HIPAA.

Certified HIPAA Privacy Expert (CHPE) is an essential certification that will help you understand the HIPAA law requirement for the Privacy Rule & a basic overview on HIPAA Security Rule and guide you on how to make your organization HIPAA compliant for the Privacy Rule. This is ideal course for HIPAA Privacy compliance team members, Privacy consultants, HR employees and others whose focus is HIPAA Privacy.

Certified HIPAA Security Expert (CHSE) course will help you to understand the HIPAA law requirement for the Security Rule & a basic overview of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and will guide you on how to make your organization HIPAA compliant for the Security Rule. This is ideal course for HIPAA security compliance team members, software developers, IT service technicians and others whose focus is HIPAA security.

Certified HIPAA Privacy Security Expert (CHPSE) will help you to understand the HIPAA law requirement for the HIPAA Privacy & HIPAA Security Rule and guide you on how to make your organization HIPAA compliant. This is ideal course for HIPAA compliance team members, HIPAA Privacy officer, HIPAA Security officer, HIPAA compliance officer, software architect, lead software developers, IT consultants, auditors, Attorneys and others whose focus is HIPAA compliance.

Do I have to take all certification courses or I can take only one?

You DO NOT have to take all the certification courses. You need to take only one course based on your job role and responsibilities. If you are part of HIPAA compliance team then you can take one of the comprehensive level courses otherwise you can take the CHPA basic course. If you need to discuss the ideal course based on your job responsibility then feel free to call us on 515-865-4591.

How can I compare the course outlines for all four certifications?

To compare the course outline for the four online HIPAA certification courses, please visit

How can I view the demo of the course?

To view the demo of the course, please visit http://www.training-hipaa.net/hipaa-online-training-demo/

Once you sign up for the online course, how much time does a student have to complete the online course and test for the certification?

For the CHPA you have 2 months to finish the course & exam. For the CHPE, CHSE and CHPSE you have 6 months to finish the course & exam from the date of placing the order.

Is there a certificate that is electronic rather than hardcopy?

After you pass the test, you can download the PDF file for your certification which you can save for your use OR print it for a hardcopy of your certificate.

Does your program allow for international students to take the online HIPAA course and HIPAA test?

Many Business Associates like medical transcription, medical billing, IT servicing companies, consulting companies, data hosting companies, insurance brokers etc. who are servicing healthcare & the insurance industry are based out of the USA and have to be HIPAA compliant. These companies can go through our online anytime training. You can also take the exam online from any part of the world at any time.

Once an individual is certified, how is that certification maintained? How often does the certificate require re-credentialing?

With frequent changes in the health care industry and to the HIPAA Rules, currently the certificate is valid for 3 years. You will NOT be required to take any new test after 3 years. Once a year all students of CHPE, CHSE and CHPSE will have to go through one hour of update course which will include relevant regulation changes and other OCR/HHS activities on compliance and enforcement.

To maintain your certification, you will continue taking update courses when they are released. You will receive new certificate when your certificate will expire if you have taken all required update courses. You will NOT be required to take any test if you have taken the update courses regularly.

To maintain your certificate you will need to take yearly update course for $99 which normally will be 1 hour online course.

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