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HCISPP – The Healthcare Security Certification

Become an HCISPP – Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner

Earning the HCISPP healthcare cybersecurity certification is a proven way to build your career and show employers you’re on the forefront of protecting patient health information and navigating a complex regulatory environment.

The HCISPP is the only certification that combines cybersecurity skills with privacy best practices and techniques. It demonstrates you have the knowledge and ability to implement, manage and assess security and privacy controls to protect healthcare organizations using policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at (ISC)².

Prove your skills, advance your career, and gain support from a community of cybersecurity leaders here to help you throughout your professional journey.

Interested in HCISPP certification for your team? Learn more about (ISC)² Enterprise Solutions.

Free HCISPP Ultimate Guide

Learn everything you need to know about preparing for the HCISPP exam, including:

  • Why you should get certified
  • HCISPP Fast Facts
  • What to expect on the exam
  • How to prepare for the exam
  • Value of (ISC)² certification

Your Pathway to Certification

Who Earns the HCISPP?

The HCISPP is ideal for information security professionals charged with guarding protected health information (PHI), including those in the following positions:

  • Compliance Officer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Privacy Officer
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Risk Analyst
  • Medical Records Supervisor
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Privacy and Security Consultant
  • Health Information Manager
  • Practice Manager
 

Is the HCISPP Right for You?

The HCISPP isn’t the best security IT certification option for everyone. Before you start down your certification path, make sure you aren’t missing an opportunity to pursue a credential more aligned with your immediate career goals.

Our broad portfolio of accredited security certifications, include:

 

What will You Need to Know to Pass the HCISPP Exam?

The HCISPP exam evaluates your expertise across six domains. Think of the domains as topics you need to master based on your professional experience and education.

HCISPP Domains

  • Domain 1. Healthcare Industry
  • Domain 2. Regulatory Environment
  • Domain 3. Privacy and Security in Healthcare
  • Domain 4. Information Governance and Risk Management
  • Domain 5. Information Risk Assessment
  • Domain 6. Third-Party Risk Management

Download the HCISPP Exam Outline for a deeper dive into the HCISPP domains.

For a complete list of acronyms and terms you may encounter during your (ISC)² exam, reference the translated (ISC)² Certification Acronym and (ISC)² Certification Terms glossaries.

Register for Your HCISPP Exam

Don’t wait. If you’re ready to pursue the HCISPP certification, commit yourself now by registering for the exam.

Schedule your exam by creating an account with Pearson VUE, the leading provider of global, computer-based testing for certification and licensure exams. You can find details on testing locations, policies, accommodations and more on their website.

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Get HCISPP Training that's Right for You

With instructor-led online and classroom courses, (ISC)² has a training option to fit your schedule and learning style. Trainings, seminars, courseware and self-study aids directly from (ISC)² or one of our many Official Training Providers help you get ready for the rigorous HCISPP exam by reviewing relevant domains and topics. Visit the (ISC)² Training Finder to register for the course that best meets your needs, including:

 

 

(ISC)² Self-Study Tools Keep Your Skills Sharp

Studying on your own or looking for a supplement to your seminar courseware? Check out our official self-study tools:

  • Official textbooks: What you need to know to be successful and review relevant domains.
  • Official study guides: Strengthen your knowledge in a specific domain and get in more exam practice time.
  • Official study flash cards: Prepare for the HCISPP exam anytime, anywhere.
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Gain the Necessary Work Experience

To qualify for this cybersecurity certification, you must pass the exam and have at least two years of cumulative, paid work experience in one or more of the six domains of the (ISC)² HCISPP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).

Learn more about HCISPP Experience Requirements and how legal experience may be substituted for compliance, and information management experience may be substituted for privacy.

Don’t have enough experience yet? You can still pass the HCISPP exam and become an Associate of (ISC)² while you earn the required work experience.

Complete the Endorsement Process

Once you receive notification that you have successfully passed the exam, you can start the online endorsement process. This process attests that your assertions regarding professional experience are true and that you are in good standing within the cybersecurity industry.

Agree to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics

All information security professionals who are certified by (ISC)² recognize that such certification is a privilege that must be both earned and maintained. All (ISC)² members are required to commit to fully support (ISC)² Code of Ethics Canons:

  • Protect society, the common good, necessary public trust and confidence, and the infrastructure.
  • Act honorably, honestly, justly, responsibly, and legally.
  • Provide diligent and competent service to principles.
  • Advance and protect the profession.

Join A Global Community Of Cybersecurity Leaders

Once you are certified and become an (ISC)² member, you’re a part of a global community of more than 138,000 certified cybersecurity professionals focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. In addition to that extensive network, a wealth of continuing education opportunities help you keep your skills sharp, informed of the latest trends and best practices, and ensures your expertise remains relevant throughout your career. Learn more about (ISC)² member benefits.

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