Online Health Care Compliance Certificate
Health Care Compliance Certification enables you to be uniquely positioned to make a positive impact as a prepared and effective leader in your chosen health care setting.
- Be prepared: Compliance certification helps you gain the skills needed to guide a health care organization through the complex maze of government laws and regulations.
- Be effective: Compliance certification helps you to effectively develop and deliver training; create and enforce a code of conduct; audit, monitor, and investigate; assess risk; and champion an ethical corporate culture.
- Be a leader: A compliance professional stands at the intersection of governing law and organizational management. Knowledge is essential to succeed in this growing field, but practical experience and development of a unique skill set are also necessary aspects of being an effective compliance professional.
The Hamline Law Health Care Compliance Certificate teaches the critical skills you'll need to join one of today's fastest growing professions. Our in-depth, 11-credit program can be completed in just one year and combines online learning, with a low-residency format to create hands-on and interactive simulations.
This hybrid online/onsite model is designed to be engaging, allowing you to work with a cohort of students while providing you a quality education from our award-winning program. The comprehensive curriculum not only provides a thorough examination of governing laws, but it also gives students the tools to effectively address the operational realities of working as a compliance professional.
The Wall Street Journal reported on October 22, 2013, "Pay is going up for experienced professionals, and booming demand for compliance staff at all levels promises opportunities for career changers, students and others without prior compliance experience but with skills useful in the field." Read the full article here.
Virtual & Personal
Advance your career on your schedule and in your zip code. Use cutting-edge technology, learn from your professors and engage with your colleagues anywhere you have an internet connection.
Learn in an interactive, personal learning environment whenever it's convenient for you. With the curriculum available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you can create a flexible schedule around your personal and professional obligations. In just one year, complete 11 credits to earn your certificate and create a strong network of colleagues across the country.
This program is recommended for individuals in the health law industry who seek to:
- Set themselves apart in a field that is experiencing growth and development;
- Contribute to organizational change and make a difference;
- Educate their peers and effectively communicate complex concepts to a broad audience.
Hamline Law offers its Health Care Compliance Certificate in two formats, a classroom option for JD students and an online option for everyone else. JD students interested in the certificate must complete the classroom program, and all other interested students must take part in the online certificate program.
Students enrolled in Hamline University's Master's in the Study of Law (MSL) degree program have the option to apply Health Care Compliance Certificate credits toward satisfaction of MSL degree requirements.
Certification: A Competitive Advantage
Certification sets you apart in a rapidly developing profession. Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements and pass the Certified in Healthcare Compliance Examination (CHC Exam) demonstrate that they possess the requisite knowledge and meet the national standards set by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). With Hamline's Compliance Certificate, you are eligible to take the CHC Exam without satisfying the other work experience and continuing education requirements. Here you will find information about how, when, and where to take the exam.
Hamline University School of Law's Health Law Institute and the Health Care Compliance Certificate are accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Hamline is one of only six institutions accredited by the CCB.
Students who wish to become certified in health care compliance will earn 11 credits through comprehensive coursework. While a majority of the program is completed online, students from across the country will begin their education with a three-day residential component on our beautiful campus in Saint Paul, Minn. At the culmination of the program, you and your colleagues will reunite for a two-day capstone experience, which will include a comprehensive, multifaceted simulation exercise to test operational and substantive concepts learned throughout the program. Please view the Health Care Compliance Certificate course descriptions for more information.
Courses will include:
- Health Care Compliance Summer Institute (3 credits, pre-requisite to all other courses, includes a three-day residency requirement)
- Health Care Compliance Laws and Regulations, emphasis on HIPAA (Fall, 3 credits, online)
- Health Care Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigating, and Reporting (Spring, 3 credits, online)
- Governance and Ethics in Health Care Compliance (Spring, 2 credits, online)
- Capstone (Spring, two-day residency requirement)
Students enrolled in the Certificate Program will have full access to the Hamline Law Library materials.
Our program draws on the intellectual strengths of a world-class faculty comprised of professionals specializing in law, ethics, regulatory enforcement, governance, billing and coding, audits and investigations, and health reform, among other areas. This extraordinary faculty is dedicated to our mission of preparing highly trained compliance professionals.
Applicants for admission to the Online Health Care Compliance program must have earned a Bachlor's degree from an accredited institute of higher education with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 will be admitted on a case-by-case basis based on other admission criteria, including professional experience, graduate coursework, and a personal interview conducted by the program director. Please include an official transcript from all colleges and universities. The application deadline is May 1, 2014. Students are admitted on a rolling basis.
Students may choose the Health Care Compliance Certificate as their concentration within the Hamline Master's in the Study of Law. The Hamline MSL is designed for working professionals who recognize that a sophisticated understanding of law and conflict resolution will make you more valuable in your current job - or the next one.
For students interested in a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in health care compliance, joint program opportunities are available between St. Catherine University and Hamline's Health Law Institute.
Non-discrimination policy: Hamline University School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education and employment programs or activities.
The next cohort of students will begin in May 2014. To apply to the Online Health Care Compliance Certificate Program, please submit an application.
Tuition is competitively priced at $930/credit.
Applicants must complete the application form and return it with a nonrefundable $150 deposit. This deposit will be credited to your summer semester tuition. This deposit will only be returned if the applicant is not accepted into the program. Students will receive confirmation of enrollment via email. The remaining balance ($2,640) of your summer tuition is due two weeks prior to the start of class. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions about financial aid.
Should a student withdraw from the program on or before May 13, 2014, tuition will be refunded. A student who withdraws from the program after May 13, 2014 is responsible for the full summer semester tuition. The $150 deposit is non-refundable. Students are not guaranteed the tuition and fee rates for more than one year. Hamline University School of Law reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.
Online Compliance students are required to join us in Saint Paul on Monday, May 26th for an orientation dinner and technology training, and to be in the classroom Tuesday, May 27th through Thursday, May 29th. There are several housing options for your stay in Saint Paul: ACTC Hotel Discounts and Campus Guest Housing. A block of rooms will be reserved at the Best Western in Bandana Square. This hotel also has a shuttle that will take you to and from campus.
Visit these websites to find current Health Care Compliance career opportunities:
Health Care Compliance Association Career Center
Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Career Center Job Board
About Hamline's Health Law Institute
Hamline University School of Law established the Health Law Institute in 2006 to provide a broad range of learning opportunities to students, scholars, and health care professionals. Since its inaugural year, the Health Law Institute has educated the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow with specialized classes and externships from professors who know both the courtroom and the boardroom. Through our national speaker series and advanced expertise classes for working professionals, we have partnered to learn with the upper Midwest's health care community to instilling practical skills, providing a forum for health law policy issues, and nurturing scholars and practitioners through our curriculum and events.
2009 Recipient of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
5th Annual International Compliance and Ethics Award
The Health Law Institute has been recognized as a leader in the compliance and ethics profession. This award pays tribute to organizations and individuals making significant contributions to the corporate compliance and business ethics profession.
Congratulations to the first graduating class of Online Health Care Compliance Certificate students! Photos from their final Capstone and Graduation Reception in May 2013 can be found here.
Please contact Health Law Institute Program Manager Kari McMartin at 651-523-2130 for more information or with your questions.
Visit Hamline University's Health Law Institute to learn more.