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Policy/Program Change Details 
This bulletin is to inform HITRUST Authorized External Assessor Organizations about changes to the qualification requirement for Engagement Executives and Assessor Quality Assurance (QA) personnel. It also reiterates the role of the Engagement Lead. 

The first change is a requirement for both the Engagement Executive and the Assessor QA reviewer to be CCSFPs. Prior to this change, the Engagement Lead and either the Engagement Executive or the Quality Assurance Reviewer were required to be CCSFPs. 

The second change focuses on the Assessor personnel who perform QA reviews prior to the submission of assessments to HITRUST. People in this role will be required to complete an online course and pass a test to become a Certified HITRUST Quality Professional (CHQP). This is in addition to the CCSFP requirement. Communication will go out once the online course and exam are available. 

Attached to this advisory are additional details on the responsibilities of the Engagement Executive, QA Reviewer and Engagement Lead. 

This change is to ensure that Engagement Executives understand the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program and are able to perform an effective executive-level review. The requirement for Assessor QA reviewers to complete an online course is to ensure that reviewers understand the expectations of their role and can demonstrate their understanding by passing the exam. 

Timetable for Implementation 
Effective for all validated assessments submitted on or after April 1, 2019. 

 For any additional questions, please contact our Support team or a HITRUST Customer Success Manager. 

Responsibilities of Engagement Executives, Quality Assurance Reviewers and Engagement Leads 

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