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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 Officer (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: 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

 
Register Online as an AIHC Member

 
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

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 


 

 

Option 2: HIPAA Training Camp

With the Option to Certify
April 29-30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Price: $825 (AIHC Member Price: $695)

HIPAA Training Camp

Camp Tuition Includes

  • Two Days of Classroom Training to Review Key Course Concepts: Lunch is provided.
  • Training Materials and Access to the Online Training Page with Quizzes and Downloadable Information.
  • 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 the Last Day of Camp: Two additional exam attempts may be purchased for the fee of $75 per attempt.
     

Training Camp Instructor

Katherine Koss-Vyrostek, BA, CPC, CMDP, CPMA, OHCC, CHA, CHCO, CIFHA, ICDCT-CM

 

Course Description

Prerequisites

Five (5) or more years of experience working with HIPAA compliance or healthcare compliance, preferably as a HIPAA Compliance Officer or healthcare compliance professional.

Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Live

 

Earn 18 CEUs and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

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

 

18 CPE Credits
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

The American Institute of Healthcare Compliance is registered with the National Associate of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

In order to be awarded the full credit hours, you must be present on both days of the training.  You will register your attendance and departure on the sign-in sheets provided at the event sign-in table.

 

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

To take advantage of the exam attempt included in your camp tuition, you must take the exam within three (3) months of the last day of the training camp.  If you wait until more than three (3) months after the last day of camp to attempt the certification exam, you must pay for each exam attempt at the rate of $75 per attempt.
 

Training Camp 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
     

Training Camp Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Las Vegas
4315 Swenson Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

Scroll down for more details.

 

Registration Deadline

March 31, 2020 at 12:00pm EST

 

How to Register

Register Online as a Non-Member

 
Register Online as an AIHC Member

 
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

Option 3: 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

 
Register Online as an AIHC Member

 
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.

 
 



















































April 29-30, 2020 HIPAA Training Camp Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Las Vegas

4315 Swenson Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
 

Special Event Room Rates for Attendees of this Training

King Bed

  • Single or Double Rate: $129 per Night (Before Tax)
  • Triple Rate: $139 per Night (Before Tax)
  • Quad Rate: $149 per Night (Before Tax)

Twin Double Bed

  • Single or Double Rate: $149 per Night (Before Tax)
  • Triple Rate: $159 per Night (Before Tax)
  • Quad Rate: $169 per Night (Before Tax)

The deadline to obtain these special room rates is March 31, 2020.  After March 31st, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to obtain these special rates when making a guest room reservation.

Make Your Guest Room Reservations Directly With the Hotel

Call the hotel at 702-795-2800 or 1-800-EMBASSY and inform them that you are attending the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance Event to obtain our discounted room rate.

Complimentary for Guests of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Las Vegas

  • Made-to-order breakfast
  • Nightly evening reception, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Shuttle service to the Strip
  • Business center
  • Fitness room, hot tub, and pool

Fly into Las Vegas International Airport - McCarren Airport

This event is located near Las Vegas International Airport - McCarren Airport.  The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle service to the airport, but not from the airport.

Airport shuttles from Las Vegas International Airport - McCarren Airport to local hotels and resorts are available.  Visit the airport website for more details.

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.