Pitt Law’s Health Care Compliance Online Receives CCB Accreditation


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Pitt Law’s Health Care Compliance Online Receives CCB Accreditation

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s new Health Care Compliance Online Graduate Certificate program (HCC Online) has been accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) as of May 2017.

The CCB has developed criteria to determine competence in the practice of compliance and ethics across various industries and specialty areas, and recognizes individuals meeting these criteria through its compliance certification programs.

HCC Online, a 10-month fully online program, was created in conjunction with senior compliance officers to give people working with health care compliance issues every day the knowledge they need to take on more strategic compliance roles. The online program taught by law school faculty and industry experts includes weekly assignments, online discussions, and pre-recorded lectures that can be completed when convenient for the student.

Graduates of the program now will be eligible to sit for the Compliance Certification Board's five exams:

  • Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP)®
  • Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)®
  • Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC)®
  • Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC®)
  • Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional - International (CCEP-I)®

“Our goal for HCC Online is to strengthen compliance professionals, attorneys and administrators’ knowledge in this growing and rapidly changing field,” said Program Director Mary Nell Cummings. “HCC Online helps professionals gain a deeper understanding of new regulations and identify compliance issues and best practices in compliance management.”

HCC Online commenced January 2016. Jill Zimmerman, a graduate of the first class said,  “The Health Care Compliance program has provided me with the confidence to stand firm on my decisions related to "doing what is right" at our facility when addressing members of Sr. Management and members of the Board.”

To learn more about HCC Online at Pitt Law, visit http://law.pitt.edu/hcc.

Read more about the Compliance Certification Board at compliancecertification.org.