What is HIPAA?

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and is a U.S. federal law enacted in 1996 as an attempt at incremental healthcare reform. It was subsequently revised in 2009 with the ARRA/HITECH Act and again in 2013 with the Omnibus Rule.

HIPAA's intent was to reform the healthcare industry by reducing costs, simplifying administrative processes and burdens, and improving the privacy and security of patients' health information. Today HIPAA compliance mainly revolves around the last item: protecting the privacy and security of patients' health information.

HIPAATraining.com has been in the HIPAA compliance space for over 14+ years and offers a full range of HIPAA compliance products from training and certification for an individual to full HIPAA compliance for organizations. We specialize in helping individuals and small to midsize organizations get HIPAA compliant in the most affordable, fastest, and easiest way possible.


Who Needs to Comply with HIPAA?

Any organization or person who works in or with the healthcare industry or who has access to protected health information.

This includes:

  • Healthcare Providers
  • Employer Group Health Plans
  • Health Insurance Companies
  • Healthcare Clearing Houses
  • Business Associates (anyone who works with any of the 4 above)


  • Healthcare Providers
    • Hospitals
    • Medical offices
    • Dental offices
    • Mental and behavioral health professionals
    • Nursing homes
    • Urgent care centers
    • Pharmacies
    • Durable medical equipment providers
    • Medical and healthcare personnel
    • Medical students
  • Business Associates
    • Medical billing & collection companies
    • Medical answering services
    • IT Service and hosting companies
    • Software companies
    • Marketing companies
    • Medical device companies
    • Pharmaceutical companies
    • Transcription companies
    • Medical interpreters
    • Any business that works in the healthcare industry
  • Employer Group Health Plans
    • HR Benefits Staff
    • Self Insured Employer Group Health Plans
    • Fully Insured Employer Group Health Plans
  • Health Insurance Companies
    • Health Insurance providers
    • Vision Insurance providers
    • Dental Insurance providers
    • Prescription Drug Insurance providers


HIPAA for Individuals

HIPAA Training and Certification for Individuals

Our Individual Training is for a single individual looking to obtain their HIPAA Awareness training certification (and optionally their HIPAA Security training certification) to satisfy the training requirement under HIPAA and to provide to an employer/organization as proof of training before they can allow you access to their patients' health information.

If you are an organization looking to train your employees, please go to the HIPAA for Organizations --> Employee Training section.

To take our individual training courses, simply start by selecting a version from the "Choose Your Version" boxes below. The version will depend on the type of organization you work for or will be working for.

  • Online 24x7 self paced HIPAA training
  • Only $29.99 for an individual
  • Get your HIPAA certification in about an hour and a half
  • Receive your HIPAA certificate immediately upon completion
  • Unlimited final exam retakes (guaranteed certificate)
  • 2 Year nationally recognized certificate
  • Includes HITECH and Omnibus Rule
  • Simple and easy to understand training
  • Up to 90 days to take and review the training
  • English and Spanish versions
  • 30 day money back guarantee

HIPAA Certification + Wallet Card

Print your HIPAA certification and wallet card immediately online upon successful completion of the HIPAA training courses


HIPAA for Organizations

HIPAA Compliance For Organizations

HIPAA compliance for an organization revolves around protecting the privacy and security of Protected Health Information (PHI) that the organization has or will have access to. PHI is any information that can be connected to an individual's health condition.

Organizations looking to comply with the HIPAA regulations first have to determine which regulations they have to comply with. There are two distinct and separate regulations under HIPAA:

HIPAA Privacy

safeguards for keeping protected health information safe from a people, administrative, and contractual standpoint

HIPAA Security

safeguards for keeping protected health information specifically in electronic form (computers, networks, email, software, electronic transmissions, etc) safe from disasters, hackers, and electronic theft.

All organizations are required to comply with the HIPAA Privacy regulations, since Privacy involves safeguards from a people standpoint, but only those who store or transmit protected health information electronically are required to comply with the HIPAA Security regulations which is meant to protect electronic data.

Once you know which regulations you need to comply with, then it is just a matter of knowing what you need to do to comply.

What is involved in becoming HIPAA compliant?

There are 3 parts to HIPAA compliance for an organization:

  • 1. Providing a HIPAA Awareness Training to all employees of the organization that have access to PHI
  • 2. Implementing formal documents and controls for the organization to protect and safeguard PHI
  • 3. Training of a compliance officer (someone in the organization that is going to take responsibility for HIPAA at your organization)

Part 1 is handled through our organizational training which allows you to roll out training to your employees as a self paced online training that they can each take at their own schedule. Our system trains, tests, and generates a 2 year certificate for compliance record keeping.


HIPAA Certification + Wallet Card

Each employee receives their own HIPAA certificate and wallet card immediately online upon successful completion of the training

Parts 2 and 3 are handled by our compliance documentation kits. At the same time your designated compliance officer is implementing the required documents, we are also training them through a "hands on learn by doing" approach. The theory behind our method is if your compliance officer built it, they will be able to maintain it going forward.

To learn more about our organizational compliance offerings, simply start by selecting a version from the "Choose Your Version" boxes below. The version will depend on the type of organization you are trying to get HIPAA compliant.

Why Choose Us

We are experts in HIPAA and our mission is to make HIPAA training and compliance fast, easy, and painless. We've done all the hard work so you don't have to. We hope you'll give us a try and in return we promise exceptional training and compliance products at an affordable price and to treat each of our customers with the utmost care and fanatical support.

  • Experts in HIPAA with more than 14+ years experience
  • Full range of compliance products and not just training
  • Specialized versions versus one generic version
  • Training that is user friendly and easy to understand
  • 2 Year nationally recognized certificate
  • Individual and organizonal training available
  • English and spanish versions
  • Unique zero administration system
  • Reasonably priced and group discounts available
  • We offer phone support and not just email
  • Fanatical support
  • Thousands of satisfied customers in all industries

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HR Training

Human resources and workplace training and compliance including sexual harassment and diversity, hazmat, customer service, safety training, management training, etc.


Fraud Waste and Abuse Training

Training and compliance for the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services's fraud, waste, and abuse requirement which focuses on eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare/Medicaid healthcare system.


Infection Control Training

Training around preventing and minimizing the spread of healthcare related infections such as those in hospitals or other human or animal healthcare facilities.