Course Summary

The Certified HITRUST Quality Professional (CHQP) course is designed to enhance the quality of HITRUST Validated Assessments. This course will outline the latest processes and procedures of the HITRUST Assurance Program, including the roles and responsibilities of the Engagement Executive, Engagement Lead, and Quality Assurance Reviewers.

The CHQP course will provide clarity on the requirements for assessors to perform independent quality assurance (QA) reviews of the assessment results, in addition to providing additional required training to those performing the QA review, and the completion of a checklist by the engagement executive and QA reviewer.

1. Why are we adding a new course?

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.

2. When will this course be available?

The estimated release date course is May 2019. Upon completion, registration will be made through the following link: https://academy.hitrustalliance.net/learn

3. How much will it cost?

The cost of the course is still TBD. It will be listed on the registration page once the course is made available.

4. How will it be delivered?

This will be an online computer-based training course. Individuals will be able to work through the modules at their own pace. Once the course is completed, an exam will be made available for the registrant to take. Multiple attempts may be made to pass the exam, and upon receiving a passing score, the individual will be granted the CHQP designation.

5. Who should attend?

The course is designated for Engagement Executives and Quality Assurance Reviewers. These individuals must have previously completed the Certified CSF Practitioner (CCSFP) course and have an active certification. Each CSF Assessor firm is required to have a minimum of two (2) individuals attend and pass the CHQP course.

6. Is it a separate certification or an add-on to the CCSFP?

The CHQP will be an additional certification available to those that have already achieved the CCSFP designation. Since it is linked to the CCSFP, there are no additional education requirements beyond those needed for someone to maintain his/her CCSFP.

7. How long is the CHQP designation? Is there an annual refresher course?

The CHQP designation is good for up to two (2) years. At that point, you must retake the course to maintain your status as a CHQP. The course itself will be updated as changes are made to the HITRUST QA requirements. There is no annual refresher course. If an individual’s status as a CCSFP expires, they must retake the CCSFP course and then the CHQP course again to become re-certified.

Additional Information

For additional information about the Certified HITRUST Quality Professional (CHQP) Course, contact Education@hitrustalliance.net.