Information about HIPAA Training

HIPAA Training Requirements for Employees and Students 

The University of Minnesota provides online training courses on proper handling of health information and information security. These training courses are required by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996) regulations and the University Policy on Protected Health Information.

To be considered compliant with the University’s HIPAA Training requirement, all faculty, staff, students, and volunteers at the University of Minnesota who work in areas that have access to Protected Health Information, or who support areas that have access to this information must complete this training, even if they don't work directly with Protected Health Information. This is because these areas may have incidental contact with Protected Health Information, and because people in these areas may encounter HIPAA violations, and are required to know how to respond to these violations.

This training consists of two separate training courses that you may complete online:

All employees and students must complete both HIPAA and Information Security Awareness training to be considered compliant.

Training Equivalencies

As of November 12, 2019, no previous courses are equivalent to HIP019 HIPAA Training.  You must complete HIP019 to be considered compliant with our HIPAA training requirement.

Questions About Training

Trainees can get many questions about training answered by contacting Technology Help. Questions that are appropriate to ask Technology Help about include:

  • Where can I find the training courses?
  • I'm having trouble accessing the training - what do I do?
  • Where can I see the training courses assigned to me?
  • Where is the record showing the training courses I completed?
  • Why doesn't the training record show I have completed my courses?

If you have any questions about the transition from ULearn to Training Hub, please contact the Training Hub team.