Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Requirements for the Certificate in Compliance Studies

Overview Certificate in Compliance Studies Program

The Certificate in Compliance Studies Program is open to all students enrolled in Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s JD program and all students in the Health Law and Business Law MJ and LLM programs. Students who earn their Certificate in Compliance Studies receive a special designation on their transcript recognizing a concentration in compliance courses. The Center for Compliance designed the certificate curriculum with the input of the Compliance Certification Board to ensure that course offerings provide students with the core skills necessary to prepare students for the CCB compliance certification exams.

Certificate Requirements

  1. Students must complete at least 15 credit hours of compliance coursework as laid out below.
  2. Students in the MJ or LLM program must write their required thesis project on a compliance topic
  3. Students must take either Health Care Compliance or Corporate Compliance.

Students should monitor their progress on the Certificate Application. Completed applications should be submitted to Lindsay Dunbar.


In order to be eligible for the certificate, you must earn a grade of "B" or better average in your compliance coursework. Course descriptions can be found here.**

Required Courses (2-6 credit hours)

  • Health Care Compliance (2) or Corporate Compliance (2)
  • MJ or LLM Thesis Project Part I (2)*
  • MJ or LLM Thesis Project Part II (2)*

*Required for MJ and LLM students. JD students are advised to consider writing a significant paper on a compliance topic as part of a course or independent study but are not required to complete the thesis course.

Additional credits may be taken from these courses*:

793- Administrative Law and Health Care Regulation (2) (Campus)

955- Administrative Law and Health Care Regulation (3)

922- Advanced Health Care Compliance (2)

820- Case Studies in Compliance (2)

958- Clinical Research Compliance (3)

836- Compliance Seminar Series (1)

835- Compliance Training Methods (1)

924- Conducting Internal Investigations (2)

711- Corporate Transactions in Health Law (3) (Campus)

925- Drafting Policies and Procedures (1)

929- Enterprise Risk Management (2)

838- EU Privacy Law (2)

812- Financial Institution Regulation (2) 

927- Food and Drug Law (2) 

718- Food and Drug Law (3) (Campus)

960- Fraud and Abuse-Stark Intensive (3)

829- Global Compliance (2)

808- Governance, Ethics, and Compliance (2) 

903- Health Care Business and Finance (2) 

741- Health Care Business and Finance (3) (Campus)

732- Health Care Fraud and Abuse (1) (Campus)

720- Health Care Payment and Policy (2) (Campus)

956- Health Care Payment and Policy (2)

918- Health Care Privacy and Security (2) 

904- Health Care Regulation and Policy (2) 

739- Health Information Privacy and Technology (2) (Campus)

921- Health Insurance and Health Care Regulation (2) 

926- Human Subjects Protection (2)

821- International Business Law (2) 

371- International Business Transactions (3) (Campus)

710- Introduction to Health Law (3) (Campus)

902- Introduction to Health Law and Policy (3) 

919- Medical Record Billing and Coding (2) 

959- Physician Regulation and Practice Management (2)

775- Physician Regulation Seminar (1) (Campus)

823- Privacy and Security of Corporate Information (2)

837- Privacy Breach Incident Management (2)

923- Privacy Program Management (2)

797- Risk Management, Patient Safety, and Quality (2) (Campus Version Only)

817- Securities Regulation (2) 

370- Securities Regulation (3) (Campus)

833- Securities Regulation for Lawyers (2)

845- The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (2)

*All courses are online courses unless otherwise designated. JD students may also be able to count online coursework in compliance toward the Certificate in Compliance Studies.

**Exceptions to Course Grade Requirements: Exceptions to the grade requirement will be made on a case by case basis. Students earning a grade below a B average may be required to take an additional course to earn the certificate. Email HLBLStudentAdvising@luc.edu if you would like to discuss an exception.

Rights Reserved

The Center for Compliance Studies reserves the right to amend the certificate requirements and to add to or delete from the list of courses that satisfy the certificate requirement at any time.