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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

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)

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)

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

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
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