HIPAA Awareness & Compliance Training

NASW/Medelearn offers a series of six online HIPAA courses to help you meet your HIPAA compliance requirements. The courses are updated to comply with the Omnibus HIPAA Rule that went into effect as of 2013 for most healthcare entities, including many social workers.

The basic courses will provide up to one (1) continuing education contact hour approved by the NASW CE Approval Program (check for specific requirements in your state). In addition, the comprehensive 6-course package includes updated content for basic and advanced HIPAA privacy and security courses.

To receive the discounted member rate, be sure you have your member number when registering. Non-members may join NASW online now or register for HIPAA training at the non-member rate.


Course Offerings


  • Understanding HITECH
  • HIPAA Security Basics
  • HIPAA Privacy Basics
  • Clients' Rights
  • Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information
  • Notice of Privacy Practices

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Need to find your member number?


  • Check your NASW membership card.
  • Look at the number above your name on the mailing label of the NASW NEWS.
  • Look at the number on the mailing label of your state chapter newsletter.
  • View your membership profile online and check the box to “Update my Profile.” (If you're already logged on as a member, you may need to log off and log back in.)
  • Call NASW Membership Services at 800-742-4089 - Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET.

DISCLAIMER: The training provided through NASW and Medelearn has been reviewed by various experts. However, no guarantee is provided that the information is complete and accurate. No lawyer-client relationship is created between NASW, the NASW Legal Defense Fund or Medelearn and participants in the HIPAA e-learning program, nor does the information presented constitute legal advice. Attending or completing a workshop or course about the HIPAA requirements is highly recommended to increase social workers' knowledge about the regulations and to provide additional documentation of good faith compliance. However, social workers may also need to seek information about state law provisions that may be more protective of privacy than the HIPAA standards or that may afford clients greater access to their own health records. While the application of state laws is covered in a general way, no specific state's law is reviewed. Reference should be made to the state social work board or legal counsel experienced in health law in your state.