• Online Health Care Compliance Certificate

    Helping you skillfully navigate laws and regulations 

    Health Care Compliance Certification prepares you to skillfully lead and guide a health care organization through the complex maze of government laws and regulations. This 11-credit program can be completed in one year and 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.


    Launched in 2008, our online Health Care Compliance Certificate offers the most advanced curriculum with demonstrated effectiveness:

    • We received the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics 5th Annual International Compliance & Ethics Award.
    • 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.
    • Our innovation is fueled by collaboration with world-class faculty and industry experts unique to Minnesota's highly evolved health care marketplace.
    • We have a dedicated commitment to best practices in online learning.
    • Our personalized support promotes effective and efficient learning.
    • We draw from a network of talented and diverse students from around the country.
    • Our graduates have demonstrated an excellent CHC Exam passage rate.


    We have redefined flexibility in health care compliance education:

    • You choose when and where you participate in this dynamic online learning opportunity.
    • Self-paced courses allow you to manage your time efficiently.
    • 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 financial aid are available for qualified students.
    • Full access to the Hamline Law Library.
    • On-demand personal technical support.
    • Lifelong alumni benefits, including access to continuing legal education, health law events, and newsletters featuring health law news and career opportunities.
    • Access to world-class faculty 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.

    In-resident components begin and culminate certificate course work

    The Compliance Certificate combines engaging distance learning with a small amount of onsite learning, which allows you to work with a cohort of students, participate in simulation exercises, and get the most from our award-winning program. While a majority of the program is completed online, you join other students from across the country for a three-day, in-residence component on our Saint Paul, Minn., campus to begin your coursework. At the culmination of the program, you return to Saint Paul for a two-day capstone experience, which includes a comprehensive, multifaceted simulation exercise to test operational and substantive concepts learned throughout the program.

    Required Courses

    • Health Care Compliance Institute (3 credits, prerequisite to all other courses, 3-day residency required)
    • Health Care Compliance Laws & Regulations, emphasis on HIPAA (3 credits, online)
    • Health Care Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigating, and Reporting (3 credits, online)
    • Governance and Ethics in Health Care Compliance (2 credits, online)
    • Capstone (2-day residency required)

    Admission requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institute
    • 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. Please include an official transcript from all colleges and universities.
    • Resident of a state where Hamline University is authorized to provide online education. (Eligibility by state.)


    Tuition: $930/credit
    *Nonrefundable application deposit: $150
    Balance due: $2,640, due two weeks prior to the start of class

    Apply now

    Application deadline: May 1, 2015, for the cohort of students beginning in May 2015.

    Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions about financial aid.

    *The deposit will be credited to your tuition and returned only if you are not accepted into the program. We confirm acceptance via email.

    Should you withdraw from the program on or before May 13, 2014, tuition, less the deposit, will be refunded. If you withdraw after this date, you are responsible for the full Summer Institute 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.

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

  • State Eligibility and Complaint Process

    State Eligibility

    Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, is required to obtain authorization from individual states to enroll students residing outside of Minnesota. 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.