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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. Participate in accepted and qualified CEU activities.
  3. Enter your CEUs on time.
  4. Keep all CEU certificates and activities documented for auditing purposes.
  5. 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 completion of the requirements, a baccalaureate or higher-level HIM credential (RHIA®) replaces an associate-based HIM credential (RHIT®). Once granted, the baccalaureate-based credential is recognized and CEUs for this credential need only be maintained.


  • Credential holders who are not AHIMA members pay the above fees on a biennial basis.
  • Credential holders who are AHIMA members pay reduced recertification fees on a biennial basis.
  • The cost of your recertification will be based on your membership status when your certification expires.
  • Recertification dues will be invoiced in the AHIMA CEU Center and payments must be made by or before your recertification cycle end date.
  • All CEUs must be entered into your CEU center before the recertification fees can be paid.

For more information, visit the Recertify page.

Single Credential (Non-Members) - $218.00
  • Each Additional Credential (Non-Members) - $50.00
  • Extension Fee (Per Credential Non-Members) - $50.00

Single Credential (All Members excluding Emeritus Members) - $100.00

  • Each Additional Credential - $20.00
  • Extension Fee (Per Credential) - $50.00

Single Credential (Emeritus Members ONLY) - $50.00

  • Each Additional Credential - $20.00
  • Extension Fee (Per Credential) - $50.00

Reinstatement Fee (Per Credential) (Members & Non-Members) - $368.00

*All fees are non-refundable*

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 inactive status and have not been permanently revoked, please refer to the Recertification Guide.

The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) accepts CEUs earned through participation in formal educational programs of study that address subject areas related to health informatics and information management.

For qualifying continuing education activities and how to calculate CEUs, visit the Recertify page or read the CCHIIM Recertification Guide.

If you need a recertification extension at the end of your 24-month renewal period, it will be available in your CEU center for a $50 fee per credential.



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