The Professional Certificate Approval Program provides contact information for the program director should you have any questions about a coding certificate or the coding certificate program.
View Approved Certificate Programs
CAHIIM accredits HIM education programs at the associate degree level. To begin your search for a program, use the link below to search by education level, institution name, state, or distance learning (online) delivery.
Students interested in obtaining a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Certificate of Completion or Transfer of Credits information, must contact the CAHIIM Accredited program they wish to enroll in regarding their institutional policies.
View the directory of associate programs.
CAHIIM accredits HIM education programs at the baccalaureate degree level. To begin your search for a program, use the link below to search by education level, institution name, state, or distance learning (online) delivery.
View the baccalaureate program directory.
To find a recognized HIM school in Canada, please visit: https://www.echima.ca/recognized-him-schools
CAHIIM reviews HIM education programs at the masters level. To begin your search for a program, use the link below to search by education level, institution name, state, or distance learning (online) delivery.
View the Masters program directory.
Although a professional doctorate is not available, many PhD doctoral programs at universities around the country offer opportunities to specialize at the doctoral level in related areas such as biomedical informatics, public health informatics, project management, business administration, political science and law. As you consider what program will best fit your future career goals here are some things to consider:
The cost of a doctoral degree varies depending on whether you select a university or a private college, but in any case; pursuing a doctoral degree represents a significant financial investment in your future. You may want to know the answers to these questions to ensure a good value for your investment:
A health information professional with a doctoral degree will find careers in government, healthcare delivery, public policy, academia , corporations, and health information exchange networks Employment looks good with corporate vendors that provide services for the healthcare market, and in higher education. The need for college professors teaching health information and informatics management is high.
Some people find out about the HIM profession after having already completed a Baccalaureate or graduate degree in another discipline. Leveraging the work done on another degree and taking additional HIM coursework to achieve the required academic competencies is one way to transition to the HIM profession. Search the CAHIIM Accredited Program Directory CAHIIM Directory and contact the program director for specific application details and options.
There are many options available when looking for help in financing your education. Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. Aid can come from:
The first step when looking for financial aid is to complete a free FAFSA application. Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider or student financial aid in the nation. By submitting the application, you’ll see if you’re eligible for federal aid.
You can also check to see if your state offers financial aid. Contact your state grant agency for more information.
Another option to try is the college you attend! Many colleges and universities offer financial aid from their own funds, like scholarships and grants. Ask someone in the Financial Aid Office or visit their site for more information.
Lastly, as an AHIMA member, you are eligible to apply for the AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarships. The AHIMA Foundation annually offers merit scholarships to currently enrolled outstanding undergraduates in HIM and health information technology (HIT) as well as those professionals pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in areas related to health information.
For more information on the levels of scholarships available and eligibility requirements, and to apply, visit the AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarship page.