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Certification: CAHIMS and CPHIMS

Demonstrate your expertise and experience as a health information and technology professional with CAHIMS or CPHIMS certification from HIMSS. In a field experiencing vast change, it’s important to possess a standard body of knowledge and an up-to-date skillset. HIMSS certifications show you’re well informed and well prepared for what’s next in your career.

What are the CAHIMS and CPHIMS Certifications?

The Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) certification is a pathway for expanding and diversifying industry knowledge for both early careerists and those with more experience.

Learn More About CAHIMS

The Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) is a certification program for experienced professionals, acknowledging and honoring their proven expertise and commitment to the field.

Learn More About CPHIMS

Why should you get certified?

Receiving a HIMSS certification demonstrates your knowledge and understanding of the profession and that you have reached a milestone in your career development.

  • Distinguish yourself in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
  • Expand your career opportunities.
  • Validate your knowledge, competency and credibility.
  • Gain skills and tools to help you make a difference in your organization and community.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to continuing professional development and lifelong learning.
  • Reinforce sustainability in periods of transition.

If you would like to learn more about becoming certified, review the Certification Eligibility Requirements.

Certification Process

To apply to take a certification exam, complete the online application. Applications will be reviewed for eligibility, and candidates will be contacted with next steps.

Certification exams are administered at select testing centers and HIMSS events, and candidates receive their results before leaving. All candidates must apply and receive an Eligibility ID# before making a test reservation.

Certification Renewal

Certification credential renewal is every three years. To renew your certification, either retake and pass the examination or submit a renewal application.

Certification Beta Testing

To reflect changes in the health information and technology field, HIMSS has updated its existing CAHIMS and CPHIMS exams. Changes have been made to eligibility criteria and the scope of content covered on the exam.

Learn more about Certification Beta Testing