HL7 Announces Certification Examinations Now Available Online

Online Testing for HL7 Certification

Health Level Seven® International (HL7®), the global authority for interoperability and standards in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, announced that it is now offering computer based testing for its certification exams. HL7 certification provides the health information technology industry with a means to qualify that individuals have achieved a high level of proficiency within the standard tested.

This new opportunity expands exam delivery from paper and pencil tests at HL7-sponsored events to electronic testing at testing centers throughout the world. In addition, individuals will have the option to choose online proctored testing, which allows them to use their own computer from anywhere in the world, as long as they have Internet access and an external webcam that meets minimum requirements.

“HL7 certification has long been recognized as an invaluable asset by the health IT industry and is used as a measure of expertise by both employers and job seekers,” said HL7 CEO Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD. “The introduction of online testing will increase the opportunities for candidates to pursue certification and will mean that they no longer have any of the obstacles associated with the traditional testing method.”

HL7 is partnering with Kryterion, a full-service test development and delivery company that provides secure testing solutions, to administer and deliver the exams through Kryterion’s network of over 400 testing centers worldwide. Kryterion’s technology also ensures that HL7’s online proctored testing process securely monitors test-takers during check-in and exam delivery.

HL7 offers certification exams in the following areas: HL7 Version 2.7 Control, HL7 Version 3 Reference Information Model (RIM) and Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®). HL7 is the only credentialing program that offers certification on its standards. Certification exam fees are $199 for members and $350 for non-members. For more information about HL7 certification, please visit the HL7 website.