PCAP approval recognizes programs that adhere to quality standards in programming, instruction and curriculum of non-degree granting academic certificate programs. PCAP approved coding programs offer a comprehensive program that meet the Coding Certificate Program Competencies and have been evaluated for compliance for faculty qualifications and program standards.
PCAP Approval Benefits:
The directory of Professional Certificate Approved Programs is a resource visited by many prospective students who are specifically seeking schools that meet AHIMA’s Coding Certificate Program Competencies and approval standards.
A program is eligible to apply for approval ONLY if:
There are no exceptions to these qualifying criteria.
The online application process will involve:
Reviewing these materials in advance of initiating your application will assist you in being aware of all requirements for submission.
Upon submission of the online application and payment, please email PCAP@ahima.org. You will receive an email confirmation to verify receipt of your application and payment. Upon receipt of payment, the review process will begin.
Enter the PCAP Online Application System