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3M™ 360 Encompass™ System: User certification program

  • Certify your essential 3M 360 Encompass software skills in coding, CDI and quality analysis
  • Receive priority access to new release training and premium online user content in the 3M HIS Health Care Academy
  • Join the 3M 360 Encompass user community where you can find and share useful information
  • The 3M certification advantage

    The 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System: User certification program is available for sites licensed for  3M 360 Encompass. Our certification program, delivered through our 3M Health Information Systems (HIS) Health Care Academy, verifies that you have the essential skills to perform efficient and accurate coding, documentation and quality analysis within 3M 360 Encompass. 

    We offer a total of eight role-based certifications and bundles, as listed below. You only need to take the certification or bundle which most closely aligns with the work you do.

  • 3M 360 Encompass certified user

    To earn the 3M 360 Encompass certified user certification you will need to select and complete the requirements for one of the following roles:

    • Inpatient (IP) coding
    • Outpatient (OP) coding
    • Professional fee coding
    • Clinical documentation integrity (CDI)
    • Quality analysis
  • 3M 360 Encompass certified professional

    The 3M 360 Encompass professional certification is an advanced certification designed for professionals who possess advanced software skills and can solve complex challenges in one of the following concentrations:

    • Coding (IP, OP, professional fee)
    • Quality improvement (CDI, quality measures)
  • 3M 360 Encompass certified expert

    The 3M 360 Encompass expert certification is a super user certification designed for experts who possess advanced software skills in using 3M 360 Encompass to perform all functions including IP and OP coding, professional fee, CDI and quality analysis.

  • The Exam

    The certification exam tests your role based knowledge in a two-part exam, which includes a knowledge-based and practical exam portion. Our exam is open book and open computer. You must score at least 80 percent or better to be certified.

How it works

Our premium 3M 360 Encompass certification programs include access to free content, designed with our highly qualified clinical trainers and instructional designers, and best practices for using 3M 360 Encompass.

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    On demand training

    Everyone enrolled in the program will have access to 3M’s premium online user content in the 3M HIS Health Care Academy. You can use this delivery method to move through the content at your own pace and post questions for our highly qualified 3M 360 Encompass trainers—all from the comfort of your home. When you are ready, you can take the timed certification exam online. You will have up to one year from enrollment to complete your training and take the certification exam.

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    Practice exams

    You can also use our online practice exams to prepare for the rigorous certification exam. Practice exams include questions that are similar to what you will see on the real exam and simulations that you can walk through in preparation for the practical exam. Take advantage of all these tools to prepare for your user certification.

Program benefits

Certified 3M 360 Encompass users will benefit by receiving a digital certification badge, priority access to new release training and access to the 3M 360 Encompass user community tools and events.

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    User community

    Another benefit to the 3M 360 Encompass user certification is access to the user community, where you can find useful information and share questions and solutions to challenging problems.

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    Continuing education units

    3M will provide CEU credits for free 3M 360 Encompass training and user community events, which you can use to keep your other credentials up to date.

Ready to take the next step?

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