Health Care Compliance Certificate Requirements

Students enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M. program at American University Washington College of Law who complete the following course requirements and earn a cumulative 3.0 grade point average within the courses they take to fulfill the course requirements, will be awarded, upon graduation, a Health Care Compliance Certificate indicating that they have completed a concentration of courses in health care law and compliance.

  • Corporate Compliance and Ethics**  3 credits
  • Health Law:  3 credits
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse:  3 credits
  • Health Information Privacy and Data Security Law:  2 credits
  • At least four additional credits from among the following courses:
    • Health Care Corporate Compliance and Governance: 1 credit
    • The False Claims Act in the Health Care Industry: 1 credit
    • Health Care Regulatory and Compliance Practicum**  2 credits
    • Bioethics and Regulation of Human Subjects Research* 2 credits
    • Advanced Topics in Health Law*  2 credits

(upon approval of a compliance-related writing project topic)

  • Approved Externships**  2-4 credits

(upon approval of a compliance-related externship placement)


*  Course may also satisfy the Upper Level Writing Requirement for J.D. students.

** Course credits also count toward the experiential education requirement for J.D. students.