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How Higher Education Works with Us

Education is the passport to the future. We can help you chart the best course to get there.

For 90 years, AHIMA has worked hand and hand with institutions of higher education to ensure that they have the tools and resources to educate the next generation of leaders in health information.

Core Offerings for Educators

AHIMA Virtual Lab (VLab)—Bringing the Real World Experience into the Classroom

Our experiential learning suite helps students’ develop and strengthen their ability to make effective decisions.

Lesson plans cover major topics and real-world applications including:

  • Master patient index
  • Electronic health record
  • Encoders
  • Electronic document management systems
  • Release of information software
Professional Certificate Approval Program

Coding certificate programs which have earned formal approval under AHIMA’s Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP) adhere to quality standards in programming, instruction and curriculum for non-degree granting academic coding certificate programs.

PCAP approved coding certificate programs offer a comprehensive curriculum which meets or exceeds rigorous PCAP coding competencies and have been evaluated for compliance with faculty qualifications for coding education and program standards.

View the Directory of PCAP Approved Programs or learn more about applying for PCAP approval.


AHIMA Press—Peer Reviewed and Used in Thousands of Classrooms

AHIMA Press is the leading source of textbooks for health information programs at universities around the world. Educators and healthcare professionals prefer AHIMA books because they know our authors deliver comprehensive, high-quality content and a sensible approach to teaching. The AHIMA adaptive learning bundles feature AHIMA Press content and offer access to our cloud-based platform to cut learning time in half, improve student outcomes, and deliver a personalized learning experience.

AHIMA’s Continuing Education Provider Program 

AHIMA’s Continuing Education Provider Program recognizes external organizations as continuing education unit (CEU) providers that have met the Association’s standards. AHIMA’s approval process is voluntary and is initiated by the program sponsor requesting approval. Continuing Education Provider status does not constitute endorsement of a program sponsor or its materials. 

Learn more about the benefits of being a Continuing Education Provider and how to apply. 


Exam Bulk Orders 

AHIMA offers organizations the option to order exams in bulk and use the organization's funds (credit cards only) to purchase exams for their students or employees. All policies and procedures apply to bulk orders and examinees testing. Place an exam bulk order. 

Channel Sales Manager Ang'john Ferreri

Ang'john Ferreri 
Channel Sales Manager
Phone: (312) 233-1170

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