Certification demonstrates that you meet a standard of professional body of knowledge and reach a milestone in your professional development. Many organizations require that candidates have certification and encourage current employees to obtain certification.
By getting certified, you can:
HIMSS administers two professional certification programs for healthcare information and management systems:
Eligible candidates can earn certification by taking the CAHIMS or CPHIMS exam.
Please view our eligibility requirements overview page to find out whether you qualify to take the CAHIMS and CPHIMS exam.
For a detailed breakdown of fees associated with the HIMSS Certification program – including application, renewal and review material fees – please see our certification fees overview page.
Don't wait to start on the renewal process! As soon as you earn your credential you should start maintaining it through completing approved educational activities and tracking them thoroughly.
Certificate renewal must be completed every three years. Please submit your renewal application at least eight weeks prior to the expiration date on your certificate.
Interested in renewing your CPHIMS or CAHIMS Certification? Please view our complete guide to the Renewal and Maintenance of your Certification.