To recertify, complete the checklist below. For more information, visit the Recertify page.
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:
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.
To proceed with a Temporary Waiver request, please submit your request in writing along with proof of hardship to email@example.com. The acceptable documents are listed below.
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:
For more information on qualifying continuing education activities and how to calculate CEUs, go to the Recertify page.