The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) is an AHIMA commission dedicated to assuring the competency of professionals practicing HIIM. CCHIIM serves the public by establishing, implementing, and enforcing standards and procedures for certification and recertification of HIIM professionals. CCHIIM provides strategic oversight of all AHIMA certification programs. This standing commission of AHIMA is empowered with the sole and independent authority in all matters pertaining to both the initial certification and ongoing recertification (certification maintenance) of HIIM professionals.
Commissioners represent a broad spectrum of health informatics and information management professionals, and must be AHIMA-certified and meet certification, work experience, and leadership requirements in order to serve on the commission.
- Through certification, CCHIIM assures the competency of professionals practicing health informatics and information management worldwide
- The application of evidence-based best practices for certification;
- The validation of workforce competence through professional certification;
- The commitment to ongoing professional development, lifelong learning and workforce excellence, and
- The recognition of CCHIIM-certified professionals' role in maintaining and enhancing quality health information for the safety of the public and the improvement of health care.
- CCHIIM serves the public by establishing, implementing and enforcing standards and procedures for certification and recertification of health informatics and information management (HIIM) professionals.
Validity, Reliability, & Legal Defensibility
- All AHIMA certification examinations voluntarily comply with "The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing," (current edition).
- Results from comprehensive and continuous examination development and subsequent analysis of examination performance, in compliance with "The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing."
The Standards is a comprehensive technical guide that provides criteria for the evaluation of tests, testing practices, and the effects of test use. It was developed jointly by the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME). The guidelines presented in The Standards, by professional consensus, have come to define the necessary components of quality testing.