Certification Eligibility Requirements

CAHIMS Eligibility Requirements

To qualify to take the CAHIMS examination and earn CAHIMS certification, you must have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent.

For detailed information on CAHIMS eligibility requirements, refer to the CAHIMS Candidate Handbook.


CPHIMS Eligibility Requirements

To qualify to take the CPHIMS examination and earn CPHIMS certification, you must either:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and
  • Have five years of information and management systems* experience, with three of those years in a healthcare setting**.

OR

  • Hold a graduate degree or higher from an accredited college or university and
  • Have three years of information and management systems* experience, with two of those years in a healthcare setting**.

For detailed information on CPHIMS eligibility requirements, please refer to the CPHIMS Candidate Handbook.

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*Information and management systems experience includes work in the following areas: Systems analysis; Design; Selection, implementation, support, and maintenance; Testing and evaluation; Privacy and security; Information systems; Clinical informatics; Management engineering;

**A healthcare setting includes: Experience with a provider of health services or products to a healthcare facility (e.g., hospital; healthcare consulting firm; vendor; federal, state, or local government office; academic institution; payer; public health, etc.)