Health Care Risk Management Certificate
Being prepared to manage risks isn’t an option in the field of health care, it’s a necessity.
The State of Florida requires that health care facilities providing inpatient treatment, surgical services and complex medical care employ a licensed health care risk manager. To meet this need, the College of Community Innovation and Education and UCF Continuing Education provide the Health Care Risk Management Certification for health care professionals.
The 12-module course may be completed entirely online and students will be able to complete it at their own pace. The modules are taught by respected academics and experienced practitioners, and include lectures, case studies, videos and activities. Students who complete the course will receive a certificate and will be prepared to take the risk manager licensure exam.
The Health Care Risk Management Certificate has been offered at UCF for more than 25 years and is approved by the Agency for Health Care Administration of the State of Florida.
The 12-module Health Care Risk Management Certificate program offered by the College of Community Innovation and Education and UCF Continuing Education is open to health care professionals including:
- Registered Nurses (RNs)
- Medical Doctors (MDs)
- Respiratory Therapists (RRTs)
- Radiologic Technologists
- Administrators of Healthcare Organizations
- Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
To find out whether you qualify for this licensure, contact the Agency for Health Care Administration at 850-412-4549.
The registration fee for the course is $995. UCF alumni are eligible for a discounted fee of $895. Those who are pursuing this course to maintain licensure can elect to pay the Continuing Education Unit fee of $45.
For more information or to register for the course, visit the UCF Continuing Education website.
- Enroll in HSA 5509 through the MyUCF portal and pay the tuition fees.
- Enroll in the Health Care Risk Certificate program through UCF Continuing Education and pay the $895 course fee. You can enroll online or by calling 407-882-0260.
To receive college credit, you must be enrolled and submit payment to both entities. Failure to pay UCF CE, or to set up a payment plan, will jeopardize your enrollment in the M.S.-HSA.
In this module, students will be introduced to risk management. They will learn the history of risk management and how risk management serves as a process to effect change.
In this module, students will receive an overview of Florida State Statues regarding risk management. Topics include incident reporting, state and regulatory requirements, complaint and grievance management, and education as a risk management tool.
This module covers occupational and environmental risk exposures, the Safe Medical Devices Act and medical equipment management, as well as disaster and emergency preparedness management.
This module will cover topics such as clinical risk management, discharge planning, proper documentation and workplace violence.
In this module, students will learn about commercial insurance and other areas of risk financing. Specific areas of discussion include the legal framework of insurance, types of commercial insurance, occurrence forms and claims made, calculating an insurance premium, insurance terms and the evolution of health insurance in America.
In this module, students will learn about credentialing and the reappointment process for licensed health care providers. Topics include hospital quality assurance programs, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act and ADA law.
Students will learn about ethical decision making, patient perspectives and performance outcomes in this module. They will also have the opportunity to study some case law briefs.
This module covers topics such as claims management, litigation management, alternative dispute resolution and notice of intent to sue letters.
In this module, students will learn about patients’ rights and informed consent, the Florida Access to Emergency Services Law and HIV/AIDS patients.
Students will learn about HIPAA legislation in this module.
In this final module, students will learn about the evolution of risk management.