Certification

Certification Eligibility Requirements

 

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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**.

OR

  • Have at least ten years of information and management systems* experience, with eight of those years in a healthcare setting** (this eligibility opportunity is new as of January 1, 2020).

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