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Health Care Compliance Certificate - Online

USC Gould School of Law

USC Gould's online Health Care Compliance certificate provides students with fundamental knowledge of compliance, risk management, privacy and related legal issues in the health care setting.

The certificate prepares you for specialization in Health Care Compliance and provides for a deeper understanding of the relevant laws, regulations and legal issues related to health care.

The online Health Care Compliance certificate also offers the opportunity to pursue specific health care- and compliance-focused classes that benefit those who work for hospitals, clinics, health insurance providers or other health care related organizations.

The online Health Care Compliance certificate is ideal for those who want to learn more about health care, compliance and the areas of:

  • Health policy
  • Regulations in the health care industry
  • Patient privacy and HIPAA compliance
  • Business and finance in the health care field

Why Choose the Health Care Compliance Certificate at USC Gould?

The online Health Care Compliance Certificate — taken independently or concurrently with our online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) or online Master of Laws (LLM) — will provide you with a competitive edge in the area of compliance, whether you are a recent university graduate or an established professional.

You will learn alongside our online MSL students and our online LLM students in a dynamic and engaging virtual classroom. Our innovative format fosters interaction among students and our outstanding law faculty, who design courses to ensure you gain a foundation in health care and compliance. The online curriculum provides a convenient, flexible way to pursue this advanced training, while meeting the demands of your profession.

You can complete the Health Care Compliance certificate in as few as three semesters.

Compliance Certificate Board (CCB) Accreditation

CCB Accredidation

The Health Care Compliance Certificate is accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) and meets required standards for compliance education and certification. Students may sit for a CCB exam upon graduation if they complete 16 units in related coursework as part of their studies and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at USC Gould School of Law. Learn more about the CCB and other accredited USC Gould certificates.


  • You must have earned an undergraduate degree or a first law degree by the time you begin the online Health Care Compliance certificate. The certificate is also open to anyone who has earned a graduate degree, including a JD or LLM.
  • Prior experience in law is not required.
  • You are not required to take the GRE or LSAT exam; however international applicants are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.
  • If you hold a degree from an institution located outside the United States, you must have your transcripts authenticated and evaluated by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

If you are completing your undergraduate degree or first law degree you may apply for admission. You must submit academic records of all law and undergraduate coursework completed at the time you apply. If admitted, you will be required to submit final transcripts showing your degree was awarded before you begin the certificate.

Learning Outcomes

Through the online Health Care Compliance Certificate, you will:
  • Learn advanced legal terminology related to health care compliance
  • Obtain practical knowledge of the health care industry, including policy, business and finance
  • Understand risk management and laws related to patient privacy
  • Review legal documents, policies and procedures
  • Identify best practices
  • Strengthen your critical thinking skills
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