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To recertify, complete the checklist below. For more information, visit the Recertify page.

  1. Obtain the required number of CEUs during your recertification cycle for each credential (at least 80% of required CEUs for each credential must be related to one of AHIMA’s specified HIIM domains).
  2. Complete your mandatory annual coding self-reviews (self-assessments), if applicable.
  3. Participate in accepted and qualified CEU activities.
  4. Enter your CEUs on time.
  5. Keep all CEU certificates and activities documented for auditing purposes.
  6. Ensure your recertification fee is paid.

If you hold one credential the recertification fee is $218.

If you hold more than one credential, the first recertification fee is $218 and each additional certification is $50. Upon completing mastery-level coding credentials or baccalaureate-level (or higher) HIM credentials, it is no longer necessary to earn CEUs and pay recertification fees for the lower level credentials.

AHIMA members pay their recertification fees in addition to their annual membership renewal. If membership status is not retained for both years of the two-year recertification cycle, you are required to pay the non-member recertification fee.

For more information, visit the Recertify page.

The 2020 CCA, CCS, and CCS-P coding self-reviews are now available to coding credential holders in your CEU Center. To access:

  1. Log in to your MyAHIMA account.
  2. Go to the CEU Center under Education & Certification.
  3. The self-review will appear below your coding credential. Once you have completed the checkout process, you can access your self-review in the Education & Certification section of your MyAHIMA account by clicking Self-Reviews. If applicable, 2020 self-reviews must be completed by March 31, 2021, or before the last day of your current recertification cycle (whichever date comes first), to avoid a late fee/penalty.  

Individuals may appeal the permanent revocation of their credential due to failure to meet CCHIIM recertification requirements. Please submit your appeals via the Recertification Appeal Form. If you are in grace period or inactive status, and have not been permanently revoked, please refer to the Recertification Guide.

Credential holders who earn CEUs on 1/1/20 through 3/31/20 for a 1/1/2018-12/31/2019 reporting cycle should follow the steps listed below to submit CEU information.  

  1. Log in to your MyAHIMA account.
  2. Go to the CEU Center and select “Enter CEUs” to report earned CEUs.
  3. Select the appropriate CEU Type for the CEU you are trying to submit.
  4. Provide all the required information about your CEU (Activity Name, Education Type, Date Granted, Units Earned and HIM Domain).
  5. If reporting CEUs earned in 2020 for a 1/1/2018-12/31/2019 reporting cycle, select 12/31/2019 as the completion date and enter the 2020 completion date in parentheses next to the activity name in the “Activity Name” field. If reporting CEUS earned in 2019 for a 1/1/2018-12/31/2019 reporting cycle, please enter a date within your reporting cycle in the “Date Granted” field (please reference the video tutorial on this process).
  6. Submit.

To proceed with a Temporary Waiver request, please submit your request in writing along with proof of hardship to The acceptable documents are listed below.

  • Letter from the Unemployment office
  • Letter from the Government office
  • Letter from the hospital
  • Hospital bills

AHIMA will not be granting any temporary waiver requests due to COVID-19. Credentials holders are provided a 90-day grace period once the recertification cycle has ended to enter their CEUs and pay the recertification fee (if applicable) in their CEU center. CEUs should have been earned during the active recertification cycle and should not be earned during this 90-day grace period.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must be earned within your recertification cycle and must be relevant to the HIIM field as presented in the HIIM domains to be eligible for CEU credit. Eighty (80) percent of all CEUs must be earned within the HIIM domain. The remaining twenty (20) percent can include participation in continuing education activities on topics not included in the HIIM domains, but relevant to the credential holder’s professional position.

These activities qualify for the 20 percent of CEUs not related to HIIM domains:

  • Participation in educational program on topics relevant to HIIM
  • Participation in formal education programs of study that address HIIM-relevant subject areas
  • Publication and presentation of material relevant to HIIM
  • Independent study activities relevant to the HIIM profession
  • Participating in AHIMA exam item writing
  • Oversight and involvement of directed clinical practice on behalf of CAHIIM-accredited programs
  • Facilitating for an AHIMA Engage Community
  • Activities defined by the Certification Guidelines for approval of CEU programs for state, local, and regional HIM associations
  • Exceptional events recognized by CCHIIM

For more information on qualifying continuing education activities and how to calculate CEUs, go to the Recertify page.



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