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HIM Certifications

The HIM Program highly recommends that managers and supervisors of HIM programs be credential as Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Credentialed HIM professionals ensure the HIM competency to support the various complexities of the legal health record, health information technology, privacy and reimbursement.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

To ensure that its members meet professional standards of excellence, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) issues credentials in health information management and coding. Following certification, AHIMA members must maintain their credentials through continuing education requirements.

Health Information Management

Coding Specialist

Other AHIMA Professions

To find an accredited AHIMA program you may access the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) program directory Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving . CAHIIM supports graduate competencies and job marketability, and recruitment opportunities.


Integrity, ethics and professionalism are essential to the HIM profession. The following links provide further guidance:

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  currently provides certification for coders, auditors, documentation experts, risk adjustment, practice manager and payer in an HIM environment.

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)
  • Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)
  • Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)
  • Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)
  • Certified Documentation Expert Outpatient (CDEO®)
  • Certified Professional Compliance Officer – CPCO
  • Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC™)
  • Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®)
  • Certified Professional Coder – Payer (CPC-P®)

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

HIMSS vision is "Better health through information and technology". It is to positively transform health and healthcare through the best use of information and technology in the United States and Canada. HIMSS provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events. HIMSS certifications are: