HIPAA Certification: Certified HIPAA Security Expert

HIPAA Security Expert Course

Certified HIPAA Security Expert (CHSE) is one of the only HIPAA credentials which is focused on HIPAA Security regulation and implementation of the security rule. This certification is for the HIPAA security compliance team members who are seeking extensive & in-depth HIPAA training on security rules and the next steps for HIPAA security compliance. There is NO prerequisite for taking this certification course; you can directly take this level without making any other courses.

This credential is recommended but not limited to:

  • HIPAA Security Compliance team members
  • IT Managers
  • IT staff
  • IT Consultants providing services to the health care industry.
  • Software developers servicing the Health care Industry

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.

  • MCSE: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • CCNP: Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
  • CPTE: Certified Penetration Testing Engineer
  • SSCP: Systems Security Certified Practitioner
  • CSSLP: Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional
  • SCNP: Security Certified Network Professional

To understand how you can use the CHSE logo and certificate to help grow in your career, visit this page of How to use HIPAA logo and certificate to your benefit.

CHSE Certificate Test:

You are tested after you complete the full online course. You need to pass the 54 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 Security Expert (CHSE).

This test is for 1 hour and 30 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 a time-bound online test. You can take the test from anywhere and at any time. There is no need to schedule the test. Once you start the test, you need to finish it in the allotted time. If you need the timeline allotted per chapter then the test will stop right there.

Test Passing Grade 70%
Test Format Multiple-choice questions
Testing Center Time-bound online tests can be taken from anywhere
Test Time 1 hour 30 minutes (5 minutes per chapter) (18 chapters)
Retest Cost $150 for each attempt (Consider buying the unlimited exam option at the time of registration for $150. This is available only when you register for the course. It cannot be bought later on).
Prerequisite None
Certificate Validity 3 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 the CHSE test.

Retesting for CHSE test:

If you fail on the first attempt, you can take the second attempt without any waiting period. After you purchase the exam attempt, your test will be ready within one business day. We suggest taking the unlimited exam attempt option (only available when you register for the training course) if you don’t want the pressure of passing on the first attempt. After you complete the exam, the grade will be calculated based on the total score of all exam chapters.

Certificate valid for 3 Years

Continuing Education Requirements After Getting Certified:

All certified professionals are required to take Cyber Security Awareness For Employees within 1 month of getting certified. You can take this training before or after getting certified. If you are a cybersecurity professional, you can request an exception (provide the reason why you should not take the training and provide your cybersecurity certification credentials) to take this training but you will have to complete the test. 

Course Name: CyberSecurity Awareness For Employees

Description: OCR is focusing on cybersecurity awareness for the covered entities and business associates after the FBI issued a warning for the healthcare industry. This training is a continuing education course needed for all HIPAA certifications (CHPSE, CHPE, and CHSE) professionals to maintain their credentials. This is a non-technical course and anyone can take it. There are no prerequisites for it.

Students learn how hackers use social engineering tools like spoofing, Deceptive Phishing, W2 Phishing, Search Engine Phishing, Pharming, Spear Phishing, Whaling / CEO Fraud, Vishing, SMiSHing, Dropbox Phishing, Google Docs Phishing, Image Phishing, Piggybacking, Dumpster diving, Eavesdropping and many more on company employees. With different types of Malware like Computer viruses, Worms, Trojan horses, Ransomware, Spyware, Adware, Scareware, Keylogger, etc., you want to be aware of threats around you. The overall goal is to protect you from financial losses, identity theft, and damage to your reputation caused due to breaches of security by criminals.

Cost: Included with the HIPAA training cost. You need to buy a Certified Cybersecurity Awareness Professional (CCAP) certification exam if needed.

View Course Outline of Certified CyberSecurity Awareness Professional Certification Training

Once a year all students will have to go through one hour of update course (normal cost $99) which will include relevant regulation changes and other OCR/HHS activities on compliance and enforcement.

To maintain your HIPAA certification, you will continue taking updated 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 updated courses regularly.

Certificate for Continuing Education Credits:

Students can buy a CE credits certificate for this course at the time of registration. You will receive 17 CE credits for this course through the Approved Provider of California Board of Registered Nursing after completing the course.

Method of Training to get CHSE Certified

Training Options to pursue Certified HIPAA Security Expert (CHSE) Credentials:

Sample of CHSE Certificate

Certified HIPAA Security Expert Certificate


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