AUWCL Health Care Compliance Certificate Accredited by the Compliance Certification Board

May 23, 2019

AUWCL campus

American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) is pleased to announce the accreditation of its Health Care Compliance Certificate (HCCC) by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)®.  The Certificate, which is administered by the AUWCL Health Law and Policy Program, provides dedicated students with the opportunity to immerse in compliance-related coursework while pursuing a JD or LL.M. degree.  Students who complete the Certificate course requirements and earn a cumulative 3.0 grade point average within those courses will be awarded the Health Care Compliance Certificate upon graduation and may take the CCB® certification exams if they choose.

“A Compliance Certification Board certification is a valuable credential in the burgeoning healthcare compliance field,” said Professor Lindsay Wiley, director of the Health Law and Policy Program. “We are excited to add this certificate to our breadth of opportunities within the dynamic and diverse field of health law. Our students are well positioned to pursue compliance-related opportunities that build upon their strong foundation in health law and policy.”

AUWCL’s Health Law and Policy Program offers 17 specialized health law courses tailored to today’s practice environment. Students build their expertise and networks through internships in the Washington, DC area and leadership positions with the law school’s student organizations. This new certificate will expand upon established expertise in the Health Law and Policy Program – ranked #15 in the nation.  


Since 1999, the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has developed criteria to determine competence in the practice of compliance and ethics across various industries and specialty areas, and recognizes individuals meeting these criteria through its compliance certification programs. CCB is an independent body made up of compliance and ethics professionals who determine what obligations you need to fulfill prior to and after certification.

In addition to the Certification in Healthcare Compliance, the CCB offers certifications in Healthcare Research Compliance and Healthcare Privacy Compliance.


In 1896, American University Washington College of Law became the first law school in the country founded by women. More than 120 years since its founding, this law school community is grounded in the values of equality, diversity, and intellectual rigor. The law school's nationally and internationally recognized programs (in clinical legal education, trial advocacy, international law, health law and policy, and intellectual property to name a few) and dedicated faculty provide its JD, LL.M., and SJD students with the critical skills and values to have an immediate impact as students and as graduates, in Washington, DC and around the world. For more information, visit