CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION IMPROVEMENT

Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) is a new and upcoming field in acute care organizations across Canada. People with this skillset are able to assist an organization by improving quality care, improving case mix, and appropriate utilization of resources through quality information.

CERTIFICATION

The Certified Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CCDIS) is able to use the professional designation CCDIS following their name. Example: Mary Smith, CCDIS.

This certification is being developed with three groups of healthcare professionals in mind:

  1. Certified Health Information Management (CHIM) professionals
  2. Regulated clinicians (ex. Nurses or physicians)
  3. Other regulated health professionals (ex. Lab tech)


EXAM DATES

In 2019-2020, the College is offering an early adopter's rate to celebrate the launch of this new certification.

The CCDIS national certification examination (NCE) date(s) are as follows:

EXAMINATION DATE

APPLICATION DEADLINE (including required documentation)

REGULAR PRICING*

2019-2020 PRICING* 

December 12, 2019

December 1, 2019

$349 + taxes

$199 + taxes 

February 27, 2020  January 27, 2020 $349 + taxes 

$199 + taxes 

August 27, 2020 August 6, 2020 $349 + taxes 

$199 + taxes 

*This fee covers the administration and delivery of the CCDIS national certification examination (NCE). For candidates who pass a 2020 examination, a congratulatory CHIMA professional (certified) membership will be issued for the remainder of the current membership renewal period. Example: A candidate passes the February 2020 CCDIS NCE, and will begin paying professional membership dues for March 1, 2021. The congratulatory membership does not apply to applicants who are already professional members with CHIMA.

Applications will not be reviewed prior to the application deadline. 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to apply for the CCDIS NCE candidates must be either:

  1. A graduate from a CCHIM-approved CDI Speciality Program; or
  2. Able to provide proof of completing onsite facility training with 3M

 

MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION

To maintain the CCDIS professional designation, the following requirements must be met: 

 

CCHIM-APPROVED CDI PROGRAM

Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Program in partnership with 3M

Click here for more information.