Certification

Certification Eligibility Requirements

CPHIMS eligibility requirements are changing as of January 1, 2020.

Please note which timeframe you will be applying for the exam.

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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.

 

Current 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.

 

CPHIMS Eligibility Requirements as of January 1, 2020

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**.

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