FAQs on HIPAA Training, Certification and Compliance

Find frequently asked questions on different options for hipaa certification training and how to achieve compliance

QUESTION: What are the different HIPAA certifications available?

Certified HIPAA Privacy Associate (CHPA)
Certified HIPAA Privacy Expert (CHPE)
Certified HIPAA Security Expert (CHSE)
Certified HIPAA Privacy Security Expert (CHPSE)


QUESTION: What are the main differences between them?

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 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.

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 and will guide you on how to make your organization HIPAA compliant for the Security Rule.

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.


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

To compare the course outline, please visit https://www.hipaatraining.net/overview/


QUESTION: How can I view the demo of the course?

To view the demo of the course, please visit https://www.hipaatraining.net/training-demo/


QUESTION: 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 CHPA you have 2 months to finish the course & exam. For CHPE, CHSE and CHPSE you have 6 months to finish the course & exam. Your access to online course will end after you start the certification test. You will not have access to online content after you pass the test or complete the allotted time for course (CHPA – 2 months & CHPE, CHSE and CHPSE – 6 months from placing the order), whichever is earlier. It is recommended to buy the printed manual for the CHPE, CHSE and CHPSE students.


QUESTION: 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.


QUESTION: 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.


QUESTION: 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 1 year. You will NOT be required to take any new test after a year, only a paid update course (if rule changes) will be needed. If there are no updates to the regulation then you will get the new certificate.


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Do you have any free HIPAA training for patients and resources on individual’s rights under HIPAA regulation?

We offer following free training on HIPAA for patients and individuals

  • HIPAA Consumer Briefing Series: Part 1- The Notice of Privacy Practices
  • HIPAA Consumer Briefing Series: Part 2 – Covered Entities and Business Associates
  • HIPAA Consumer Briefing Series: Part 3 – Consent and Authorization
  • HIPAA Consumer Briefing Series: Part 4 – Medical Identity Theft

To view these courses, visit https://www.hipaatraining.net/hipaa-patient-resources/ This page also has a printable PDF for Individuals’ Right under HIPAA to access their health information.