The purpose of the HIMSS Continuing Education Approval Program is to recognize continuing education (CE) providers that have met the Society’s standards. This document provides information on the benefits, standards, and requirements of the Approval Program. It also provides application information and lists HIMSS’s procedures for monitoring approved programs.
HIMSS’s approval process is voluntary and is initiated by the program sponsor requesting approval. Approval status does not constitute endorsement of a program sponsor or its materials. The program sponsor is responsible for maintaining the content and quality of any program that has received approval. Program sponsors may request approval of CE hours for program attendees holding the CPHIMS or CAHIMS credential.
HIMSS does not grant approval for review courses, study seminars, or similar offerings.
To apply for approval, applicants should:
- Read through the entire Approval Guide.
- Fill out the approval application.
- Include all required supporting documentation and fees.
Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned to the program sponsor. Retroactive approval may be granted.
Anticipate a two- to four-week turnaround time from the date the approval application is received.