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Typical PHIN Certification Evaluation Process and Time Estimates

 

Activity Time Estimates (Partner)
    Partner requests PHIN Certification evaluation
  • Complete and submit PHIN Certification Evaluation Request Form
Minimal
    PHIN Certification Group (PCG) contacts partner
  • Schedule time for an introductory call with partner to review evaluation process and ensure partner is ready for the certification evaluation
  • Establish tentative schedule for evaluation session(s)
Minimal
    Introductory call
  • Review evaluation process
  • Ensure partner is ready for the certification evaluation
  • Finalize the evaluation session times and dates based on partner’s and PCG’s availability
30-60 Minutes
    PCG supplies partner test data
  • PCG sends partner the test data necessary to complete the evaluation steps (2+ business days prior to the evaluation session)
None
    Partner completed the evaluation steps
  • Complete, sign and submit the PHIN Security and Availability Self-Attestation Form to the PCG
  • One or more sessions to complete the evaluation steps to demonstrate compliance with the criteria
Typically one or two sessions, each session approx. 1-3 hours

All session(s) typically completed within a one week period
    PCG provides partner with PHIN Certification Evaluation Report
  • PCG send the partner the report within 2-3 business days after completion of the evaluation sessions
  • Report will indicate whether the partner passed or failed the certification evaluation
  • For failed evaluations the deficiencies or non-compliance items will be listed
None
    Re-evaluation Period
  • Partner has 30 days from the date of the report to correct the deficiencies or non-compliance items and be re-evaluated on the failed evaluation steps
  • One or more sessions to complete the failed evaluation steps. Session schedule determined by PCG and partner.
Additional session(s)
approx. 1 hour
    PHIN Certification Awarded
  • When certification evaluation is passed the partner will be awarded the PHIN Certification
None
 
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