The Canadian College of Health Information Management (CCHIM) is the registering and regulatory body for HIM practice in Canada. CCHIM is responsible for standards setting in relation to HIM education and HIM certification. CCHIM accredits diploma and degree programs in colleges and universities across Canada. HIM programs in Canada must receive CCHIM accreditation in order for the graduates of their program to meet the eligibility requirements to write the national certification examination.
In addition to setting initial standards, CCHIM ensures ongoing adherence to the professional and operational standards