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Become a HIPAA Compliance Officer

Online Training With the Option to Certify in HIPAA Privacy & Security

Do You Qualify to Certify as a HIPAA Compliance Officer?

The Certified HIPAA Compliance OfficerSM (CHCO) credential is designed for business associates, covered entities, providers, and health care professionals who are responsible for HITECH, privacy, and security in a health care facility.  To qualify to take the CHCO Certification Exam, you should have five (5) or more years of experience working with HIPAA compliance or healthcare compliance, preferably as a HIPAA Compliance Officer or healthcare compliance professional.  View the Do I Qualify page for more details.

Option 1: Certification
Exam Only

Online, Scheduled with a Remote Proctor

Price: $425 (AIHC Member Price: $395)

CHCO Certification Exam Only

Exam Registration Includes

  • AIHC Membership for Three (3) Months
  • Mock Exam: This Mock Exam reflects the certification exam and will help prepare experienced individuals to pass the certification exam.
  • Two (2) Certification Exam Attempts: This exam is taken online and scheduled with an AIHC proctor.  You will know immediately if you have passed (scoring at least 80%) or failed the exam.  If you score less than 80%, you have the opportunity to schedule a second attempt within your three (3) month deadline.
     

Exam Domains

Domain 1: Acronyms and Terminology

Domain 2: Privacy

Domain 3: Security
 

About the Exam

The online certification exam can be taken remotely from the comfort of your home or office.  Attempts at the exam are only available by appointment with a professional AIHC proctor.
 

Take the CHCO Certification Exam within Three (3) Months of Registering

Refunds are not available if you register to take the certification exam and do not take the exam within three (3) months of your purchase date.  You may not purchase additional exam attempts if you have registered for the CHCO Exam Only option.
 

How to Register

Register Online as a Non-Member: Pay $425

 
Register Online as an AIHC Member: Pay  $395

 
Register Via Mail or Fax
Complete the Hard Copy Registration Form and mail or fax it to the AIHC Office:

5000 Gateway Drive, Suite 202
Medina, Ohio 44256
Fax: 330-952-0716

After You Are Certified: Maintaining Your Credential

Once you are certified, you need to maintain your credential by obtaining continuing education units (CEUs).  View the CEU Renewal Chart for a summary of the CEUs required to renew this credential.


AIHC offers free and low-cost CEU programs for our members.  We are also CEU friendly and are happy to accept CEUs from most other recognized organizations.  Please Contact Us for more information.


If you are already CHCO Certified, you are also able to attend the next HIPAA Training Camp camp to network and earn all of the CEUs required to renew your certification.  Visit the Flip to Camp Information Page for more details.

 
 














Option 2: HIPAA Online,
On-Demand Course

With the Option to Certify

Price: $625 (AIHC Member Price: $595)

HIPAA Online Course

Course Tuition Includes

  • Access to a Qualified Online Instructor If and When You Need Help: Available by request only.
  • Training Materials and Access to the Online Training Page.
  • Quizzes and Downloadable Information: Accessed through the online training page.
  • AIHC Membership for One (1) Year: This is available for first-time members only.
  • Mock Exam.
  • One (1) Certification Exam Attempt, Provided the Exam is Taken Within Three (3) Months of Completing the Course: Two additional exam attempts may be purchased for the fee of $75 per attempt.
     

Earn 18 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

18 CEUs

This program has been approved for 18 continuing education units by the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance for AIHC Certified Professionals.  These continuing education units may be applied towards the Core, HIPAA, and Ethics Category CEU Renewal Requirements for the following AIHC credentials: CHCO, CHA, CIFHA, and OHCC.
 

18 CEUs

This program has been approved for 18 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).  Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
Core Content Hours Approved: Privacy & Security, 18 Hours

 

Computer Requirements and Time Limits

To successfully complete this online course, you will need high-speed internet access, email, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Reader.  You must complete this course within three (3) months of your enrollment date.  Your course enrollment begins when the AIHC Office receives your course tuition payment.

This course is on-demand.  You can access your course information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by logging into the AIHC website.  There are no scheduled classes to attend, so you can work at your own pace.
 

Take the CHCO Certification Exam Within Three (3) Months of Completing the Course

To take advantage of the exam attempt included in your course tuition, you must take the exam within three (3) months after successfully completing this online training program.  If you wait until more than three (3) months after your course completion date to attempt the certification exam, you must pay for each exam attempt at the rate of $75 per attempt.
 

Course Topics

Privacy Topics

  • Introduction to HIPAA & HITECH
  • Importance of HIPAA
  • Business Associates & Business Associate Agreements (BAA)
  • Notice of Privacy Practices & Understanding Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • Privacy & Breach
  • EDI, Transactions, Code Sets
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule under GINA

Security Topics

  • Electronic Health Records: Meaningful Use
  • HIPAA Security & Mitigating Risk
  • HIPAA Security Rule & Understanding the Concepts of Risk Analysis and Risk Management
  • Administrative Safeguards under HIPAA
  • Physical Safeguards
  • Technical Safeguards
  • Mitigating Risk of Cybercrime: Cybersecurity Tips & Resources
     

How to Register

Register Online as a Non-Member: Pay $625

 
Register Online as an AIHC Member: Pay $595

 
Register Via Mail or Fax
Complete the Hard Copy Registration Form and mail or fax it to the AIHC Office:

5000 Gateway Drive, Suite 202
Medina, Ohio 44256
Fax: 330-952-0716

Do You Prefer In-Person Training?

Visit our Live Training Events page for details about our next HIPAA Privacy & Security Training Camp! This camp is now open for registrations and includes the option to certify!

 

Administrative Policies
Refunds are not available.  However, for AIHC online courses and training camps, you may opt to request a credit voucher, provided you meet the requirements outlined in our Administrative Policies.  Please view the Administrative Policies page or contact our office toll-free at 866-571-5635 for more information regarding our refund, complaint, and program cancellation policies.
About The American Institute of Healthcare Compliance

AIHC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and an internationally recognized leader in healthcare compliance training and certification. Our mission is to provide education, certification, and continuing education to healthcare administrators at a reasonable cost through our classroom and web-based training programs. Our goal is to improve the competency of medical facility management in an increasingly complex regulatory environment. We seek to promote the increased quality of administrative healthcare systems in the United States by building an international network of credentialed healthcare professionals.