How to Become Epic Certified

How to Become Epic Certified

Posted on 17. Nov, 2015 by in Careers, Certifications

Over the years covering the healthcare IT and EHR job market, our top posts on Healthcare IT Today have been around getting Epic Certification and Cerner Certification. In particular, this post about getting epic certified and this follow up post on epic certification have been extremely popular. If you’re in health care IT, then you’ve likely been interested in Epic or Cerner certification. There’s a lot of work for both of those companies and it pays well.

With this in mind, Greythorn recently put out some details on how to become epic certified. Here are the 3 options they present:

  • Work for a health system that is implementing Epic
  • Get hired by a health system who needs your skill set
  • Work for Epic directly

I wish there were more options, but those really seem to be the only options out there to date. Maybe one day Epic will change that policy, but I wouldn’t be holding my breathe on that change happening.

Remember also that when you get the Epic certification from one of the customers or working for Epic directly, you’ll have to sign an agreement to not take your skills somewhere else for a certain period of time. However, that’s a topic for another post.

I’d love to learn other insights into Epic certification and Cerner certification. Please share your experiences in the comments.

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: and, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

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