The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act training test is an examination that employees complete to earn HIPAA certification. The training helps medical employees understand the HIPAA security and privacy rules, notes Thomson Reuters.
Employees earn the certification online from accredited institutions and organizations such as Thomson Reuters, HIPAA Academy and HIPAATraining.com. Medical privacy laws vary by state, so it is necessary for employees to choose online certifications carefully. It takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour 50 minutes to complete the training. The training helps employees understand how to protect information and the patients' rights to access to information, states UC San Diego Health Sciences.