MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Compliance Certification Board (CCB), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., announced today that it has approved the accreditation of Hillsboro, Ore.-based Pacific University's Healthcare Compliance Graduate Certificate program. This accreditation by the CCB is for the period of one year beginning September 2012 and can be renewed on an annual basis.
"Pacific University's certificate program has successfully met all criteria as established by the CCB. This endeavor is very exciting for the CCB, and we look forward to working with the University in establishing and enhancing compliance as a profession," said CCB President Debbie Troklus.
With CCB accreditation, graduates of the university's Healthcare Compliance Graduate Certificate program will have an opportunity to become CCB certified. Being an accredited university program through the CCB enables students to sit for one of the CCB's seven certification examinations at the end of their studies.
"We're excited to offer our students a quality education, the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in healthcare compliance and the opportunity to become a certified compliance professional," said the University's program manager, Aurae Beidler.
For information about Pacific University's Healthcare Compliance Graduate Certificate program click here: http://www.pacificu.edu/healthcarecompliance/
"The CCB's mission is to develop criteria for the determination of competence in the practice of corporate compliance and ethics at a variety of levels. Also, it recognizes individuals meeting these criteria," said Troklus. "Accredited colleges and universities offering business, legal, or clinical programs that meet the CCB criteria may apply for certification of their programs."
About Pacific University (Ore.)
Pacific University, consistently recognized as one of America's best by U.S. News and World Report, is a private undergraduate liberal arts institution with graduate and professional programs in the health professions, education and writing. Pacific's College of Health Professions is dedicated to preparing leaders in innovative healthcare for a diverse global community.
About the CCB
The Compliance Certification Board, founded in 1999 by the Health Care Compliance Association®, oversees seven compliance and ethics certification programs, including: Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)®, Certified in Healthcare Compliance–Fellow (CHC-F), Certified in Research Compliance (CHRC)®, Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC)®, Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP)®, Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional–Fellow (CCEP-F), and Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional-International (CCEP-I).
SOURCE Compliance Certification Board