Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHA)

HIPAA Training for Privacy: Certified HIPAA Administrator™ (CHA™) Program

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is about insurance portability, fraud, and administrative simplification. With this course, we examine the impact of the legislation from the perspective of end users, such as nurses and administrators, responsible for delivering and supporting healthcare related services.  ECFC is partnering with the HIPAA ACADEMY to bring you this certification.

HIPAA Training: CHA™ Learning Objectives - click here for course descriptions

From this Certified HIPAA Administrator™ Training you will learn the following about HIPAA:

  • Overview of the HIPAA legislation and its impact on patients, providers and payment services.
  • Understand changes that impact patient and medical records.
  • Examine requirements for privacy of patient and payment information.
  • Analyze templates to get started with privacy compliance requirements.
  • Examine key steps such as Gap Analysis and Remediation to initiate Privacy Rule-related projects and activities.

Candidates will know what resources they should access to obtain information and to follow the regulatory process. They will be able to effectively participate in a HIPAA program at their organization. Validate your employees’ HIPAA skills and knowledge as an end user. Get your administrative staff certified as a HIPAA Administrator.

Candidates may take the Certified HIPAA Administrator™ (CHA™) exam over the Internet through HIPAA Certification Online Web-site. Retakes are $395. Once you pass the exam, your certification is good for three years. Renewal price $595

HIPAA Training: CHA™ Target Audience

End users, nurses and administrators responsible for supporting or handling healthcare related services.

ECFC Member Pricing - Includes the online study course and the online exam:  $495   

ECFC Members CLICK HERE to apply you will be connected to the HIPAA Academy Learning website to purchase


Certified HIPAA Administrator™ (CHA™) Course Outline

Module 1: HIPAA at a Glance

  • Estimated Implementation Costs
  • Compliance Challenges
  • Do The HIPAA Rules Apply To Me?
  • Business Associate Test
  • If I’m a Covered Entity or Business Associate – What Do I Do?
  • What penalties are there for violations?
  • Should Business Associates Fear Penalties?
  • What if State Laws Conflict?
  • How do the Privacy and Security Acts Differ?
  • What Are the Implementation Deadlines?

Module 2: What is the Privacy Rule

  • Using and Disclosing PHI?
  • Patient Rights
  • Forms, Forms, Forms
  • Notice of Privacy Practice
  • Unique Release Situations
  • Who Are Non-Business Associate Organizations?
  • Employers – What Role Is This Anyway?
  • Government Access to PHI
  • Minimum Necessary Standard
  • Privacy – Can We Talk?
  • Arranging the Office
  • Must I Document and Provide Patient Access to Oral PHI?
  • Are Co-Workers Protected?

Certified HIPAA Administrator™ Certification


The Certified HIPAA Administrator™ (CHA™) exam validates knowledge and skills in the core area of HIPAA Administrative Simplification with emphasis in the Privacy Rule requirements. 

Course Outline

  • Overview – WIIFM (What’s In It For Me?)
  • Module 1 – HIPAA /HITECH Act/Final Rule overview
  • Module 2 – Privacy Rule

Certified HIPAA Administrator™ (CHA™) Study Manual

This is the official study manual for the Certified HIPAA Administrator™ (CHA™) certification.

This text examines the impact of the legislation from the perspective of end users, such as nurses and administrators who are responsible for delivering and supporting health-care related services. An overview of the HIPAA legislation is followed by a detailed discussion of the Privacy Rule.

This is the official study manual for those working towards their CHA certification, but it is also invaluable for any workforce member who will be impacted by the requirements of HIPAA's Privacy Rule.

Product Details

Number of Pages: 248 Pages

File size: 12,856 KB

File type: Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

Delivery Method: Downloadable

Certified HIPAA Administrator™ (CHA™) Quick Reference Cards (2)

HIPAA Privacy Rule QRC

Document Details

File type: Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

Delivery Method: Downloadable

Certified HIPAA Administrator™ (CHA™) Exam

The CHA exam is administered online through the HIPAA Certification Online and can be taken 24 hours a day, worldwide. After payment is processed an email will be sent, within 1 business day, with login information.

Exam Grid 

Exam Name

Number of Questions

Time Allowed

Passing Score



60 Minutes


Distribution of Questions 

The Certified HIPAA Administrator™ (CHA™) Exam is based on 2 Areas. The percentages of each domain in the exam are defined in the following Table: 

Examination Areas

Percentage of Exam

HIPAA Administrative Simplification Overview


HIPAA Privacy





Product Details

Delivery Method: Online

Important Note: 
All Percentages are Approximate and Subject to Change at any time.

After payment processing, a confirmation for access to the course will be provided within one business day. The course and exams must be taken within a 6-month period from the date access is provided.

*The manual and QRC's are downloadable. As soon as your credit card has been processed, you will see the downloadable link in the final checkout page. You can also download the product(s) by going to the 'My Account' page and clicking on 'View the order I have made'. The link will be available for a maximum of four days. If you are not able to download the items, please let us know. Thank you.


Upon completion of the CHA Certification you will receive 2 ECFC Continuing education units.