Accelerated Training Options

Accelerated and/or Test Out Options are available for individuals who have used Epic at another hospital/clinic in the last two years, in the same role. One’s ability to successfully complete one of these options can potentially reduce or eliminate Epic@UNC Instructor-Led Training.

Open the guide below to view the roles for Accelerated and/or Test Out options:

Epic@UNC Accelerated Training Options Guide

Accelerated Option for any employee that has used Epic@UNC at one UNC Health hospital and is now working at another UNC Health hospital

Any employee who has worked at a UNC Health facility using Epic@UNC in the last six months may not need to attend class because they would have already completed the required training. This only applies if the user will be in the same exact role at that new location.

If you have any questions on eligibility for this, please contact

To qualify for the Accelerated or Test Out Option, a user must:

  • Have used Epic in a prior hospital, in the same role, within the last two years
  • Have a UNC Health Active Directory username and password
    • If you are unsure of your username/password, contact the Service Desk at 984-974-4357
    • If you do not have a username/password, either you or your manager can create an ARC Request (UNC Health log in required) through ISD
  • Have access to the Epic@UNC Playground through MyApps.

1. Log in to the UNC Health Web Portal (MyApps) using your UNC Health Username and Password (the same credentials you use to login to LMS):

NOTE:  If you do not know your UNC Health account credentials (username and password), contact the Help Desk at 984.974.4357.

2. Once logged in to MyApps, select the Epic@UNC folder and select the Playground icon.

  • Confirm that the log in screen of Playground opens up, since you will need access to this application to answer the questions in the accelerated assessment. [The specific Playground login to use will be indicated on the tip sheet for your role in the document above.]

3.  Access the SumTotal Learning Made Simple (LMS) system in order to access the assessment. LMS is also available within the MyApps website above.

  • If you cannot login to LMS, MyApps, and/or the Playground environment, or if you do not know your UNC Health login/password, contact the ISD Service Desk at 984-974-4357.

Registering for the Accelerated Class Questionnaire to determine eligibility

  1. Within the LMS application, click in the search field in the top right, type in accelerated class, and press Enter.
  2. Click the 3-dot More Actions menu to the right of the questionnaire, click Register.
  3. Click Register
  4. Click Start and then Start again
  5. Answer the two questions within this questionnaire and then select Submit Assessment.
  • If you did not receive a 100% score, please register for all of the classes within your Training Plan or Curriculum.
  • If you did receive a 100% score, you may register for the appropriate proficiency assessment(s) for your role. Specific instructions are available in the document hyperlinked above.

If you have any questions, please contact the Epic@UNC Training Team at