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Certified HIPAA Privacy Expert (CHPE)

Certified HIPAA Privacy Training

Certified HIPAA Privacy Expert (CHPE) is the HIPAA credentials which are focused on HIPAA privacy regulation and implementation of the privacy rule through policies, procedures and gap analysis. This certification is for the HIPAA privacy compliance team members who are seeking extensive & in-depth HIPAA training on privacy rule and next steps for HIPAA privacy compliance. There is NO prerequisite for taking this certification course; you can directly take this level without taking any other courses.

This credential is recommended but not limited to:

  • Healthcare provider & Payer privacy compliance employees
  • Privacy lawyers involved in health care
  • Compliance teams for HIPAA Privacy
  • HR Staff & manager
  • Privacy Auditors
  • Privacy Consultants
  • Clinical physicians and office managers
  • Head Nurse
  • Privacy Instructors

We do encourage individuals interested in this credential to give us a call so that we can offer necessary guidance on the most appropriate course for their career objectives.

We also recommend that if you are associated with the USA healthcare industry and have any of the following credentials, then consider taking this course as it will compliment your current credentials and will enhance your knowledge on how HIPAA affects your company.

  • CHPC: Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance
  • CHRC: Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance
  • CCS: Certified Coding Specialist
  • CDIP: Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner
  • CMM: Certified Medical Manager
  • CPPM: Certified Physician Practice Manager

Send us an email if you want to recommend any other certifications.

To understand how you can use the CHSE logo and certificate to help grow in your career, visit this page of How to use HIPAA logo and certificate to your benefit. 

CHPE Certificate Test:

You are tested after you complete the full online course. You need to pass the 39 questions test (3 questions per chapter, 5 minutes maximum per chapter to answer the questions) with 70% to receive the HIPAA certification of Certified HIPAA Privacy Expert (CHPE).

This test is for 1 hour 5 minutes. You get 5 minutes per chapter to answer three questions from each chapter. Once you start the test you cannot stop it. This is a time bound online test. You can take the test from anywhere and at any time. There is no need to schedule for the test. Once you start the test, you need to finish it in allotted time. If you need the timeline allotted per chapter then the test will stop right there.

Test Passing Grade 70%
Test Format Multiple choice questions
Testing Center Time bound online test can be taken from anywhere
Test Time 1 hour 5 minutes (5 minutes per chapter) (13 chapters)
Retest Cost $150 for each attempt (Consider buying the unlimited exam option at the time of registration $150. This is available only when you register for the course. It cannot be bought later on)
Certificate Validity 3 Years

Once you pass your test you can print out your certification immediately but if you do fail you will have to pay $150 to retake CHPE test.

CHPE Practice Test:

CHPE Practice Test will help the student to practice on the test before proceeding for the final test. A student can re-take the practice test till they feel comfortable for the final exam. Find more about CHPE Practice Test

Retesting for CHPE test:

If you fail in the first attempt then you can take the second attempt without any waiting period.  You will be testing the sections in which you failed only. After you complete the exam, the grade will be calculated based on the total score of all exams chapters.

Certificate valid for 3 Years

Continuing Education Requirements After Getting Certified:

Once a year all students 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 a 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.

Method of Training to get CHPE Certified

Training Options to pursue Certified HIPAA Privacy Expert (CHPE) certification Credential:

Sample of CHPE Certificate