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Certified HIPAA Security Expert (CHSE)

Certified HIPAA Security Expert (CHSE) is one of the only HIPAA credentials which is focused on HIPAA Security regulation and implementation of the security rule. This certification is for the HIPAA security compliance team members who are seeking extensive & in-depth HIPAA training on security rule and next steps for HIPAA security 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 security compliance employees
  • IT Managers
  • IT Staff
  • Security Auditors
  • Security Consultants
  • Security Lawyers involved in health care
  • Network Manager and engineers
  • Database administrators
  • Software Developers
  • Consultants who provide security advice to health care organizations

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.

  • MCSE: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • CCNP: Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
  • CPTE: Certified Penetration Testing Engineer
  • SSCP: Systems Security Certified Practitioner
  • CSSLP: Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional
  • SCNP: Security Certified Network Professional

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. 


CHSE Certificate Test:

You are tested after you complete the full online course. You need to pass the 54 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 Security Expert (CHSE).

This test is for 1 hour 30 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 30 minutes (5 minutes per chapter) (18 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 CHSE test.

CHSE Practice Test:

CHSE 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 CHSE Practice Test

Retesting for CHSE 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 (normal cost $99) 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 the 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.

Certificate for Continuing Education Credits:

Students can buy CE credits certificate for this course at the time of registration. You will receive 17 CE credits for this course through Approved Provider of California Board of Registered Nursing after completing the course.

Method of Training to get CHSE Certified

Training Options to pursue Certified HIPAA Security Expert (CHSE) Credentials:

Sample of CHSE Certificate

Certified HIPAA Security Expert

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