Become CPHIMS Certified

Four Steps to Becoming a Certified Professional in Health Information & Management Systems

Find out if you are eligible for CPHIMS certification and learn how to apply for the CPHIMS exam, submit your application fee, prepare for the exam, and take the exam itself.

Am I qualified for the exam?

To find out whether you qualify to take the CPHIMS examination, see the eligibility requirements page or download the CPHIMS Candidate Handbook.

Prepare for the Exam

Start by reviewing the CPHIMS Candidate Handbook, which provides a detailed content outline explaining the content and structure of the exam. The outline will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and focus your preparation.

HIMSS also offers review materials to help candidates prepare for the exam including webinars, review courses and books. Find the review materials that work best for you!

Two Ways to Apply

If you plan on taking a computer-based test at AMP Assessment Center, visit and complete the online application or download the application in the CPHIMS Candidate Handbook and mail it direct to AMP at the address provided. You can also contact AMP for an application at (888) 519-9901.      

If you plan on taking the exam at a HIMSS event, please contact and request an application.  

Application Fees

Payment is due when you submit your application fee and is non-refundable. 

  • HIMSS Individual Organizational Affiliate Member - $270 US
  • HIMSS Regular, Corporate or Student Member - $300 US
  • Non-Member - $375 US

Online applications require credit card payment.  Payment may be made by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) or by company check, cashier’s check or money order. Cash and personal checks are not accepted.

Chapter-Only and Online-Only members are not eligible for the member rate.

Fee Reimbursement for Veterans

Fee reimbursement is available for eligible veterans. For more information on how to apply, see our Certification Fees page.

What's on the exam?

The CPHIMS exam is a two-hour exam composed of 115 multiple-choice questions, 100 of which are scored. The exam focuses on common knowledge and skills that were identified as being important to competent practice through a job analysis in health IT.

Where do I take the exam?

Exams are administered at AMP Assessment Centers or at select HIMSS events, such as the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.  

How are exam results reported?

Candidates who take the exam on a computer at an AMP Assessment Center receive their score reports before leaving the testing center. Candidates who take the exam in a paper-and-pencil format receive their score reports from AMP by mail approximately five weeks after the examination.



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