Healthcare Ethics Consultant-Certified Program

Be a leader in the evolution of healthcare ethics consulting

Distinguish your role and showcase the value you bring as a healthcare ethics consultant. The Healthcare Ethics Consultant-Certified (HEC-C) program identifies and assesses a national standard for the professional practice of clinical healthcare ethics consulting. Established by the HCEC Certification Commission, the HEC-C credential endorses your knowledge of key concepts in healthcare ethics and affirms your expertise, competence, and skillset.

Earn the HEC-C and emphasize your unique role.

With the HEC-C credential, you demonstrate your ability to

  • assess factual information about healthcare ethics concerns
  • analyze ethical questions at hand to resolve issues and conflicts
  • use consistent processes that align with healthcare ethics competencies
  • evaluate the outcomes and implications of your healthcare ethics consultations.

Learn more about the HEC-C credential

Why should you get certified?

The HEC-C credential is a valuable asset to both practicing healthcare ethics consultants and those serving in leadership roles within their institutions' healthcare ethics initiatives. This much-anticipated certification program is the first of its kind that evaluates your knowledge and skills in assessing factual information about medical ethics concerns, analyzing the ethical questions at hand to resolve issues and conflicts, using consistent processes that adhere to healthcare ethics competencies, and evaluating the outcomes and implications of your consultations.

Important dates

The next opportunity to take the HEC-C exam is November 1-30, 2023. The application process is now open! 

Initial deadline is on September 11, 2023. We will accept late applications from September 12 to September 25, 2023 with a late fee.

Learn more about applying for the HEC-C exam