Why Get Certified?

AHIMA certification in HIM, coding, healthcare privacy and security, or health data analysis offers a wide range of benefits to you as a professional. AHIMA credentials are earned through a challenging program of examinations, education, and experience, and certification is maintained through continuous review and education. Investing in AHIMA certification is an investment in yourself and your long-term career. 

Realize these benefits by pursuing an AHIMA certification:

Enhance your career. Certified individuals are valued in the job market, allowing them to improve their earning potential and job opportunities, even in a difficult job market. Certification can also bring greater job mobility and employment choices. By earning a certification, you can reach short-term job goals while also positioning yourself for long-term success.

Stand out to employers. Employers value AHIMA-certified professionals. AHIMA certification represents a high level of achievement and demonstrates proficiency and a broad base of knowledge. When a person becomes AHIMA-certified, it reflects a deep personal commitment and sense of accountability, inspiring credibility and confidence in an individual's professional knowledge.

Gain prestige in the industry. Earning an AHIMA credential puts you in a special league, positioning you as a leader and role model in the health informatics and information management community.  Employers value AHIMA credentials and respect AHIMA’s strong and long-standing reputation of excellence and integrity.

Expand and deepen your knowledge. AHIMA certified professionals pass a rigorous exam and commit to ongoing professional development and recertification, thereby establishing a foundation of broad and deep understanding of HIIM professions. There is also sustained value in being associated with AHIMA's strong and long-standing reputation of integrity and excellence.

Connect with a strong network of AHIMA-certified peers. Earning an AHIMA credential plugs you into a prestigious community of ongoing support. Although membership is not required in order to become AHIMA-certified, you can enhance your connection even more by becoming an AHIMA member.

Let’s not forget that earning an AHIMA certification brings the lifelong satisfaction of meaningful achievement. Are you ready to learn more?