HIPAA Foundations Course Series

Learn the foundations of HIPAA.
Obtain a HIPAA certificate. 

This series of three courses on the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules created and taught by Professor Daniel J. Solove provides a foundational understanding of HIPAA. Professionals who successfully complete this course series receive a certificate in HIPAA signed by Professor Daniel Solove.

Instructor: All courses are written and taught by Professor Daniel J. Solove, an internationally-known expert on privacy law.  He is the author of the leading privacy law textbook in law schools, and he has been invited to keynote conferences organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  In writing the courses, Professor Solove worked with Paul Frisch, who was a founding board member of the National Patient Safety Foundation, President of the Board for Cedar Sinai Park, and general counsel for the Oregon Medical Association.  Additionally, Professor Solove also consulted with several experts at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

About the Courses: Each of the three courses are each approximately 1 hour long. These courses serve as a great starting point for mastering HIPAA. With the foundation provided by these courses, learners can then parse the HIPAA regulations much more effectively. The courses also can serve as a great way to refresh one’s HIPAA knowledge and fill gaps.  Our courses also have short accompanying reading assignments — resources and writings on HIPAA by Professor Solove.

The HIPAA certificate program includes three courses:

HIPAA Privacy: The Pillars of a Privacy Program
HIPAA Privacy: Rights and Responsibilities
HIPAA Security: Safeguarding PHI

Click here to see an outline of the entire course series.

Purchase the Courses


Cost:  Each course costs $99 and can be purchased separately.  To obtain a certificate, all three courses must be taken.  If you purchase all three courses together, the discounted price is $269.

Bulk discounts are available – please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.

HIPAA Privacy: The Pillars of a Privacy Program
HIPAA Privacy: Rights and Responsibilities

HIPAA Security: Safeguarding PHI

Complete HIPAA Foundations Series
Courses 1-3


3 hours long

Terms, Conditions, and Refund Policy: When you purchase a license to take a course or courses, the license is valid for only one individual for a duration of 6 months.  The same individual may take the same course as many times as desired. To see more details about our policies, including our refund policy, please click here.

CLE and CE Credits:   We don’t offer any formal continuing education (CE) or continuing legal education (CLE) credits.  Various organizations that require CE or state bar associations that require CLE may grant credit for taking these courses, but you will have to submit information about the courses to these organizations to receive credit.  The decision to grant credit rests with each organization, and we cannot make any guarantees that these courses will be deemed eligible.  If this is important to you, please inquire first with the organization that you wish to receive credit from.

Course Outlines and Previews

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HIPAA Privacy: The Pillars of a Privacy Program

This course provides an introduction to the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s scope and enforcement as well as its internal governance requirements. The course discusses the types of entities covered by HIPAA, the definition of protected health information (PHI), de-identification of PHI, HIPAA enforcement, the pillars of a HIPAA privacy program , and the provisions that must be included in business associate agreements, among other things.

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HIPAA Privacy: Rights and Responsibilities

This course discusses how the HIPAA Privacy Rule regulates the use and disclosure of PHI. The course covers confidentiality of PHI, the minimum necessary rule, disclosure of PHI, accounting for disclosures, authorization, patient rights, notice of privacy practices, access to records under HIPAA and state law, marketing and sale of PHI, fundraising, and psychotherapy notes.

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HIPAA Security: Safeguarding PHI and ePHI

This course provides an introduction to the HIPAA Security Rule as well as the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s security provisions. The course discusses all of the HIPAA Security Rule’s administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. All of the standards and implementation specifications are covered, as well as HIPAA’s requirements regarding handling and reporting of data breaches.

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About the Course Authors

Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, a Senior Policy Advisor to the law firm Hogan Lovells, and the President and CEO of TeachPrivacy, a privacy and security training company He was chosen by the American Law Institute (ALI) to serve as co-reporter on the ALI’s Principles of Law, Data Privacy.

One of the world’s leading experts in privacy law, Professor Solove has taught privacy law every year since 2000, has published 10 books and more than 50 articles. Professor Solove is the author of the textbook, Information Privacy Law with Aspen Publishing Co. now in its fifth edition, with co-author Paul Schwartz. This 1200-page volume is the most widely-used textbook about information privacy law. He is also the author of three other textbooks. Additionally, he is the author of the treatise, Privacy Law Fundamentals (IAPP 4th edition, 2017) (with Paul Schwartz).

His LinkedIn blog has more than 1 million followers. Click here for more information about Professor Solove.

Paul Frisch served as the General Counsel to the Oregon Medical Association for almost 25 years. For several years, he served as Compliance Services Director at a Portland-based company, where he counseled covered entity and business associate clients nationally on issues related to compliance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, PCI DSS as well as other consumer protection regulations. Paul was an adjunct professor of Health Law and Bioethics at the University of Oregon School of Law and at Willamette University College of Law. He was the founding board member of the National Patient Safety Foundation and the President of the Board for Cedar Sinai Park.

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