Become V2.x Expert

Learn HL7 V2 standard practically & prepare for certification

HL7 V2.x is the oldest and most used standard for building healthcare interfaces. Most of the EMR/EHR’s uses HL7 V2 interfaces to exchange data between various systems.

Roughly 70-80% interfaces are built using HL7 V2.x standard only. Major EMR vendors support exchange of data using V2 messaging. There is whole industry of integration engines using V2.x messages for interoperability.

It is still most relevant standard used by industry. HL7 V2 knowledge is very relevant for many healthcare interoperability jobs. Learn and get certified in HL7 V2.x standard.

This course helps you immensely to get yourself strong in V2 standard.

  • The training covers all the concepts of HL7 V2.8 standard.
  • It prepares you for V2.8 certification as it includes complete sections of certification course.
  • Training involves various subjective assignments to ensure your practical learning.
  • Learn reading and writing any V2.x messages

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    Session 1: HL7 Overview

    • Presentation

    • Reading Material

    • Session 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Session 2: HL7 V2.X Messaging Concept

    • Learning the core concepts of V2.x Messaging

    • Presentation

    • Reading Material

    • Assignment 1 : Finding correct Trigger Events

  • 4

    Session 3: Introduction To Hl7 Version 2.X Data Types And Their Use

    • learning & using data types for writing field/component data

    • Presentation

    • Reading Material

    • Assignment 2 : Parsing Messages

    • Assignment 3 : Creating V2.x Messages

  • 5

    Session 4: Conformance/ Message Profile

    • Learning how to create V2 Message Profile

    • Presentation

    • Reading Material

    • Assignment 4 : Validating Message against Profile

  • 6

    Session 5: Z-Elements/Local Elements

    • Creating Z elements- Message & segment

    • Reading Material

  • 7

    Session 6: Special HL7 Protocols

    • HL7 Protocols- sequence Number, Batch, Continuation segments, repeating fields rules

    • Reading Material

  • 8

    Session 7: Message Control Segments

    •  Overview of message control segments

    • Reading Material

  • 9

    Session 8: Overview of Orders, Results, Documents, Scheduling, Financial Messages

    • Learning most important V2 message

    • Reading Material

  • 10

    Session 9: Overview of Integration Engines- Mirth Connect

    • Bonus session on Mirth connect & learning how integration engines are used to exchange V2 messages

    • Reading Material

  • 11

    Session 10: V2.8 Certification Process

    • Understanding certification enrollment and preparation process

Pre-requisite & Target Audience


  • No prerequisites 

Target Audience

  • All staff who wants to be proficient in HL7 V2.x standard. 
  • All roles including engineers, Business analysts, and system designers, domain experts, functional sme can learn HL7 V2.x 
  • College/university students can also learn HL7 V2.x standard. This will not just make them more proficient in subject but prepares better for future career.

What you will learn?

By the end of the course, participants will learn the following

  • Proficient knowledge

    Thorough understanding of HL7 V2.x standard.

  • Mastering Messages

    Learning Message concepts in depth, reading and writing messages.

  • Understanding key messages

    Overview of orders, results, documents, scheduling and financial messages.

  • Z elements

    learning how to meet local requirements.

  • Conformance/ Message Specification

    learning Static definitions, constraining standard to create message profiles.

  • Certification preparation

    learn certification concepts and better prepare for V2.8 control specialist exam.

Salient Features

What you can expect from the Course?

  • Training includes all the concepts of HL7 V2.x standard and suits anyone having even zero knowledge about HL7 standard

  • Complete and comprehensive study material

  • Training is done through live and recorded sessions teaching all concepts in depth + self-reading through course reading material + Quizzes + Subjective assignments

  • Online support even after completion of training. Participants can mail their queries to related to training or general FHIR issues

  • One stop training solution for learning V2 standard practically and certification

  • Full length Online mock test to test your preparation for actual certification exam

Online course set up

How course will be done in online mode?

Online platform for conducting course
  • The course content will be hosted on an online E-Learning platform. Here it the link for the course site-
  • Course platform will host all reading material, quizzes, allow students to submit subjective assignment and ask any question/doubts.  
  • Students will be graded based on the quizzes and subjective assignments.
Live sessions
  • Live sessions will be held using a video communication tool- GoToWebinar.
Duration and structure
  • The course is around 50 hours or 7 days when compared to an in-person classroom training.
  • To make it effective, online course will be divided over 8 weeks (2 months). Each live session would be 2.5 hours. This will not put pressure on participants as they have to continue work on their deliverables. 
  • Live sessions will be from 10 am to 12:30 pm IST. These classes will be 2-3 times in a week. In total, I teach roughly for 40 hours of live session, therefore, it will be divided across 6-7 weeks.
  • 8 weeks plan provides better engagement, and scope for participants to grasp concepts in better way. This provides enough time to complete assignments. 
  • Every week, 2 to 3 sessions will be covered depending on their size. Each week around 3 live classes will be conducted, and participants can utilize remaining days for completing their assignments. 
  • There will be reading material for each session available on platform. Participants would be able to read the material anytime and any number of times. 
Subjective Assignments
  • There will be assignments for most of the sessions. 
  • Post online live webinar session, participants can complete assignments in their own time and submit it on the course platform.
  • Each assignment will be graded, and the participant is required to score a minimum of 60% score to complete the course.
  • There will be timeline/deadline to finish each subjective assignment
  • Apart from subjective assignments, there will be quizzes, that is, objective assignments.
  • There will be practice test for preparing HL7 V2.8 Control Specialist exam.


Your FHIR Tutor

HL7 SME & Trainer

Aditya Joshi

Aditya Joshi is Senior tutor at elearning courses. He is chair, Education committee at HL7 India and Member, Education Advisory council at HL7 International. He is HL7 V2.x & FHIR certified. He has conducted several classroom and online training programs in HL7 standards including V2, V3, CDA and FHIR. Trained more than 1500+ participants across globe in last 8 years. He has 12 years of experience in various healthcare and HL7 projects. He has in depth knowledge of all HL7 standards. He has hands on project experience in using all HL7 standards (V2, V3, CDA, CCDA, FHIR).


  • 1. Can you please indicate what time the training sessions will be conducted?

    live sessions will be from 10 am to 12:30 pm IST. These classes will be 2-3 times in a week. In total, I teach roughly for 40 hours of live session, therefore, it will be divided across 6-7 weeks.

  • 2. How long will the online platform be accessible? Is it only during training period or after that also?

    You will be able to access the online course platform for another 2 months from the end date of the course.

  • 3. Will the reading material downloadable?

    PDF reading material would be downloadable including assignments.

  • 4. How to enroll and pay?

    Please mail to if you are interested to enroll in the course. We will guide you on fees, payment methods and enrollment process.

  • 5. Are there minimum criteria to get course completion certificate?

    Each participant must score 60% average marks through all subjective & objective exams. Example- if there 5 assignments each with 10 marks and 5 quizzes with 10 marks, then, max marks one can obtain in course is 100. Participant must score 60 marks in order to complete the course and become eligible for course completion certificate.

  • 6. Does course prepare for the HL7 International V2.8 Control Specialist Exam?

    NO. You have to register directly at for taking V2.8 Control Specialist exam. Course does prepare you covers all the concepts required to learn for certificate exam.

  • 8. Will there be any certificate provided to participants?

    Yes, you will be awarded “HL7 V2.x Advance Certification Training Program” course completion certificate from Curizent Pvt Ltd (OPC).

  • 9. Will there be any coding/programming assignments in course?

    No. V2.x is a text message and we will focus on functional part to learn how to read and write messages simply in text editor. It is up to the implementer to choose their own programming languages to implement FHIR.