• Trifecta 727x213Online Health Care Compliance Certificate

    Completely online. Most competitive tuition. Scholarships available.

    Our program is designed for anyone interested in developing core-competencies in the growing field of health care compliance, including: health care professionals, attorneys, and those interested in a dynamic career change. Hamline's 11-credit program can be completed in 11 months and will prepare you to skillfully lead and guide a health care organization through the complex maze of government laws and regulations, and champion an ethical corporate culture. 

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    Launched in 2008, our online Health Care Compliance Certificate offers the most advanced curriculum with demonstrated effectiveness for health care professionals and attorneys:

    • The Health Care Compliance Certificate is accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Hamline is one of only a few institutions accredited by the CCB.
    • We received the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics 5th Annual International Compliance & Ethics Award.
    • Our graduates have demonstrated an excellent CHC Exam passage rate.
    • Access to world-class faculty and industry experts, unique to Minnesota's highly evolved health care marketplace, dedicated to preparing highly trained compliance professionals. They specialize in law, ethics, regulatory enforcement, governance, billing and coding, audits and investigations, and health reform, among other areas.


    We have redefined flexibility in health care compliance education for industry professionals:

    • This program is offered fully online, including the orientation and capstone programs.
    • You choose when and where you participate in the robust online learning environment.
    • Rolling admission allows you to submit your application anytime.
    • You can apply your certificate credits toward our Master's in the Study of Law.

    A Best Value

    Our program maintains highly competitive tuition rates and provides added value through:

    • No registration, application, or matriculation fees.
    • Scholarships and non-federal financial aid are available for qualified students. 
    • Full access to the Hamline Law Library.
    • Lifelong alumni benefits, including access to continuing legal education, health law events, and newsletters featuring health law news and career opportunities.

    Required Courses

    Health care professionals and attorneys enrolled in the program complement each other's skills to create a dynamic learning environment.

    • Health Care Compliance Institute (Summer, 3 credits, prerequisite to all other courses)
    • Health Care Compliance Laws & Regulations (Fall, 3 credits, emphasis on HIPAA)
    • Governance and Ethics in Health Care Compliance (Early Spring, 2 credits)
    • Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigating, and Reporting (Late Spring, 3 credits)
      Course Descriptions

    Admission requirements

    This program is designed for anyone interested in developing core-competencies in the growing field of health care compliance, including: health care professionals, attorneys, and those interested in a dynamic career change.

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
    • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants with a lower GPA are admitted on a case-by-case basis based on professional experience, graduate coursework, and a personal interview. 
    • Resident of a state where Hamline University is authorized to provide online education. (Eligibility by state.)

    Application deadline: May 2, 2016, for the cohort of students beginning in May 2016.

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    Our total tuition costs are the lowest of all Compliance Certification Board accredited programs.

    • Tuition: $930/credit

    Should you withdraw from the program on or before May 17, 2016, tuition will be refunded. If you withdraw after this date, you are responsible for the full summer course tuition. Students are not guaranteed the tuition and fee rates for more than one year. Hamline reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

    Financial Aid Options 
    If you are a non-degree student seeking enrollment in the Online Health Care Compliance Certificate Program, you are not eligible for federal financial aid. Do not complete the FAFSA. Check the list below for alternative financial aid options.

    Questions? Please contact Kari McMartin (kmcmartin02@hamline.edu).

  • State Eligibility and Complaint Process

    State Eligibility

    Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, must follow individual state regulations before enrolling students outside of Minnesota in its online programs. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states.

    Complaint Process

    Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, please review our complaint process for online education at Hamline.