Healthcare Compliance Graduate Certificate Program Receives Accreditation

Pacific University's new Healthcare Compliance Graduate Certificate program has been accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB).

Accreditation is for one year and can be renewed on an annual basis. The program is 12 months in length and designed for working adults. Curriculum combines both on-campus and online coursework.

"Pacific University's certificate program has successfully met all criteria as established by the CCB. This endeavor is very exciting for the CCB, and we look forward to working with the University in establishing and enhancing compliance as a profession," said CCB President Debbie Troklus.

Graduates of Pacific's Healthcare Compliance Graduate Certificate program will have an opportunity to become CCB certified. Accreditation by the CCB enables graduates of Pacific's program to sit for one of the CCB's seven certification examinations at the end of their studies.

"We're excited to offer our students a quality education, the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in healthcare compliance and the opportunity to become a certified compliance professional," program manager Aurae Beidler said.

Beidler added that a number of key drivers within the healthcare industry are requiring new levels of expertise on compliance management. These include market consolidation, a growing emphasis on cost reduction, the need to increasingly manage privacy, security and risk, and reduce medical errors.

Pacific's College of Health Professions is dedicated to preparing leaders in innovative healthcare for a diverse global community.

The Compliance Certification Board, founded in 1999 by the Health Care Compliance Association®, oversees seven compliance and ethics certification programs.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012