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HL7® FHIR® Certification

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) is HL7's next-generation standards framework which builds on, and combines, the best features of the HL7 Version 2 (V2), Version 3 (V3) and Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®) product lines, while leveraging the latest web standards and focusing on the ability to implement.

FHIR is suitable for use in a wide variety of contexts, such as mobile phone apps, cloud communications, electronic health records (EHR)-based data sharing, server communications in large institutional healthcare provider settings and more.

Why become FHIR proficient?

Earning the HL7 FHIR (R4) Proficiency Certificate will help you achieve industry-recognized levels of expertise in the newest and hottest HL7 standard. Increase your career opportunities and stand out from the crowd by becoming FHIR proficient.

The exam will cover the following: FHIR principles; fundamental FHIR resource concepts; exchange mechanisms; conformance and implementation guidance; how to incorporate terminology; how to build safe and secure FHIR solutions; the FHIR maintenance process; and how to use and work with FHIR licensing and intellectual property (IP).

Prerequisites and Fees

The HL7 FHIR proficiency exam does not require any prerequisites. However, we strongly recommend a combination of courses, study resources and practical experience to prepare for the exam. View exam fees. All  HL7 certification and proficiency exams are approved by the VA for reimbursement for eligible veterans. More information is available here.

Recommended Courses

Comprehensive HL7 FHIR Proficiency Exam Preparation Course
A four-week, self-paced course specifically designed to prepare those with a fair understand of FHIR concepts for taking the HL7 FHIR R4 Proficiency Exam.

HL7 FHIR Fundamentals Course
This introductory, four-week online workshop is offered three times per year. It provides an in-depth overview of HL7 FHIR with hands-on experience and tutors assigned to each student. No prior experience required.

Introduction to FHIR
A two-part class gives an introduction to HL7 FHIR, what it can do and how an organization might best take advantage of it.

HL7 FHIR R4 Proficiency Exam Review
This two-part class will assist students in their preparation for the HL7 FHIR R4 Proficiency Exam.

Experience Opportunities

HL7 Work Groups
Volunteer for an HL7 work group and participate by developing a standards specification.

HL7 Working Group Meetings
Attend one of our working group meetings held three times per year at various locations across the U.S. and the globe.

HL7 FHIR Connectathons
Participate in these two-day events of hands-on FHIR development and testing held in conjunction with working group meetings.

HL7 FHIR DevDays
Attend HL7 FHIR DevDays, a unique, in-depth educational experience with FHIR experts including networking and social events.


Cancellation Policy

To be eligible for a refund minus the $50 cancellation fee, you must cancel 120 hours before the examination date. However, if you reschedule or cancel within 120 hours, you will be assessed a $95 fee. No shows will not be eligible for any refund.

Register for the Exam


Show the World You Have Standards

Pass the HL7 FHIR Proficiency exam and earn your HL7 FHIR Proficient badge for displaying on LinkedIn or other online media.

HL7 FHIR Digital        Badge

Once your receive your certificate of completion, download your badge at badgelist.com/HL7

Study Resources