HIPAA Certification of Certified HIPAA Privacy Expert

HIPAA Certification: Certified HIPAA Privacy Expert


Certified HIPAA Privacy Expert (CHPE) is the HIPAA credentials which is 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:

  • HIPAA Privacy Compliance team members of covered entity & business associate
  • HR Managers
  • Head Nurse
  • Privacy Lawyers involved in healthcare
  • Office manager for clinics
  • Pharmaceutical company executives

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 CHPE 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 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 test will stop right there.

Test Passing Grade70%
Test FormatMultiple choice questions
Testing CenterTime bound online test can be taken from anywhere
Test Time1 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 Validity3 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.

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:


    • Duration: 2 days Classroom Training. Cost: $1500 per person (Includes printed manual & meals during training. Does NOT include exam cost, One attempt for CHPE test: $150, Unlimited attempts: $300)


    • Course Duration: 2 Days (Flexible schedule with Instructor). Cost: $1800 per person (Includes printed manual. Does NOT include exam cost, One attempt for CHPE test: $150, Unlimited attempts: $300)


    • We offer 4 to 5 days onsite training customized to your specific learning objectives and job roles of employees. We need minimum 5 students to come onsite. Call 515-865-4591 FREE FREE or email Bob@hipaatraining.net


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