How to Become Epic Certified

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.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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  • Would love to find out about potential non-clinical career opportunities for an experienced anesthesiologist with undergrad degree in computer science with plenty of experience using various perioperative anesthesia record keeping systems as well as taking part in design and implementation of local institution-based systems.

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