Successful completion of this exam will demonstrate a candidates understanding of the HIPAA security rule where the candidate shall demonstrate their abilities to implement administrative safeguards, physical safeguards, and the technical safeguards of protected health information (PHI). The candidate shall demonstrate their knowledge on HIPAA risk assessments, implementation and maintenance of an incident response plan, data classification, data encryption, and system architecture to facilitate compliance.
- NIST SP 800-66 Rev. 1 – An Introductory Resource Guide for Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule
- 45 CFR Parts 160, 162, and 164: HIPAA Administrative Simplification Regulation Text (as amended through March 26, 2013)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidance – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services covered entity and business associate guidance (see enhancement)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidance: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/index.html (see enhancement)
Candidates must possess at least 3 years of experience in healthcare specific security assessments in order to obtain the Expert -level certificate. Those that pass the test, but do not possess the requisite experience, will be awarded the Certified Expert Associate certificate; this can be upgraded upon obtaining the necessary experience (send qualifying details to firstname.lastname@example.org upon eligibility).
Experience Documentation Audits: All submissions are subject to an audit.
Each submission has a 30-day audit window from the date of submission. If your submission is selected for an audit, you will be notified via email within this window. The audit notification provides detailed information on how to comply with the terms of the audit.
Once you have successfully passed the test with a 70% grade and requirements are verified, you will receive your certificate by email and a paper copy will be mailed to your physical address.
Annual Certification Cycle
Each certification must be renewed annually; requiring 20 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and payment of a $75 certification renewal fee. The goal of PDCs is to ensure that your certified competencies stay relevant and up-to-date. Your PDC activities must relate to topics that are substantially consistent with the Concentration Area of the CE and topics that are substantially consistent with domains, specialty and knowledge areas represented within the respective exam content for your certification. There are many opportunities to earn PDCs. Choose the ways that work for you and make the most of your enrichment!
Note: If the exam was successfully completed prior to 2017, the certification holder is considered a CCE Program Early-Adopter. As a thank you, all Early-Adopters will have their annual PDC requirement and annual fee waived in 2017.