JULY 2019 CHIM NCE 
The Canadian College of Health Information Management (CCHIM) is the certifying body for Health Information Management (HIM) professionals. Candidates who successfully challenge this National Certification Examination (NCE) earn a CHIM credential. This examination assesses the entry-level competencies of graduates of accredited HIM programs. 

EXAM DATES

The 2019 CHIM NCE dates are as follows:

EXAMINATION PERIOD

DEADLINE: application, payment and transcript submission
(3 weeks prior to exam date)

Fee* (Not including tax)

July 15-19, 2019

June 24, 2019

$498.00

October 14-18, 2019

September 23, 2019

$498.00

*This fee covers administration of the CHIM NCE, online proctoring services, and an active CHIMA membership (up to February 29, 2020).

If candidates are challenging the October 2019 CHIM NCE, a new page will be published with information pertaining to this examination sitting. 

12-STEP PROCESS

The following is a 12-step process for candidates challenging the CHIM credential examination. Candidates will notice four entities that have come together to make 24/7 online proctoring possible. These are: 

  1. CCHIM | credentialing body
  2. CHIMA | examination coordinators 
  3. Captus | examination host
  4. Examity® | online proctoring service 

1.      UNDERSTAND GENERAL CCHIM EXAMINATION POLICIES

Prior to applying to challenge an examination, candidates must review the CCHIM policies.

- NCE Policies, Rules and Regulations


2.      REVIEW INDIVIDUAL EXAMINATION GUIDE: CHIM CREDENTIAL

Prior to applying to challenge an examination, candidates must read the applicable CHIM Examination Guide. 

- July 2019 CHIM NCE Guide


3.      ENSURE CHIMA MEMBERSHIP IS ACTIVE

In order to register for a CCHIM Examination, a candidate must have an active CHIMA membership. 

- Questions about memberships and logging into the member area at echima.ca can be e-mailed to: general@echima.ca

 

4.      SUBMIT APPLICATION AND PAYMENT

In order to register for an examination, candidates must submit an application and provide payment. A confirmation e-mail will be sent afterwards. Note: if a candidate does not receive a confirmation, check to ensure it didn't get flagged in a junk folder.

- Questions about applying for an examination can be e-mailed to: exam@echima.ca


5.      SUBMIT TRANSCRIPT

Transcripts must state that a candidate has graduated from a CCHIM-accredited HIM program.

CCHIM accepts electronic transcripts only when received directly from an institution. They must be scanned individually as a PDF, saved by ‘lastname_firstname_institution’, and e-mailed to exam@echima.ca

OR

Both an institution and exam candidate can mail a sealed, original copy to the following address:

CHIMA
Attn: Examinations 
201 King St.

London, Ontario
N6A 1C9

- Questions about submitting transcripts can be e-mailed to: exam@echima.ca

 

6.      APPROVAL TO CHALLENGE EXAMINATION

CCHIM approves eligible candidates and sends a confirmation e-mail with a candidate passcode is sent. This passcode will be required in step 11. It must be kept secure and confidential.  

- Questions about approvals can be e-mailed to: exam@echima.ca

 

7.     EXAMINATION PRIMER 

Examination Primers will be shared with approved candidates 5 business days after the application deadline has closed.  

- Questions about primers can be e-mailed to: exam@echima.ca

 

8.      SCHEDULE EXAMINATION TIME

Approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the scheduled exam period, approved candidates will receive an auto-email invitation from Examity® (donot-reply@examity.com) to create an account in order to schedule an exam time. Candidates may wish to whitelist this email address to prevent it from going into a spam folder.

- Questions about booking an examination time can be e-mailed to: support@examity.com. Please state that you are writing a CHIMA examination with CAPTUS as the school.

 

9.      QUESTIONS ABOUT PRIVATE TESTING ENVIRONMENT

- Refer to Online Proctoring Guidelines for more information

- Questions about private testing environments can be e-mailed to: support@captus.com


10.  MEET TECHNOLOGY
 REQUIREMENTS (WELL IN ADVANCE) 

Candidates must ensure their computer and internet connection meet the online proctoring requirements prior to examination day. 

- Refer to Online Proctoring Guidelines for more information and to find a link to the speed test. 

- Questions about technology, computers, and internet connections can be e-mailed to: support@captus.com

11.  EXAMINATION DAY

Candidates must log-in to their Examity® account 15 minutes prior to meet the proctor and start the authentication process. The candidate passcode provided in step 6 is required. This would have been sent in an e-mail upon approval to challenge this examination. 

- Questions on EXAM DAY can be e-mailed to: support@examity.com, or by phone at: 1-855-392-6489, option 1. Please state that you are writing a CHIMA examination with CAPTUS as the school.

12.  RECEIVE RESULTS

Once CCHIM’s Registrar has reviewed examination marks, candidates will be sent a pass or fail e-mail notification. Please expect this approximately 20 business days after the examination period ends. 

Approximately 45 business days after the examination period ends, candidates will receive a package in the mail. 

- Candidates who have passed will receive a package including: a CCHIM mark breakdown letter, a CCHIM certificate, and a CHIMA ‘welcome and congratulations’ letter

- Candidates who have failed will receive a CCHIM mark breakdown letter 

* At times, CCHIM could run outside of these service level agreements due to extenuating circumstances. 

- Questions about results can be e-mailed to: exam@echima.ca


CONTACT INFORMATION

Candidates are required to contact the correct parties for support throughout this 12-Step Examination Process:

TOPICS

CONTACT

- CHIMA Memberships
- echima.ca account details

general@echima.ca

- Applications & Approvals
- Transcripts
- Examination Primer
- Results

exam@echima.ca

- Network connections
- Computers
- Private testing environment
- Technical support prior to examination day 

support@captus.com
1-866-348-7888
* During regular business hours, 9 am - 5 pm ET 

- Scheduling examination time
- examity.ca account details
- EXAMINATION DAY: Proctoring support

support@examity.com
1-855-392-6489, Option 1

 

REQUEST TO WITHDRAW

The request to withdraw from an examination must be received in writing by the deadlines stated below. A refund of 100% of the examination fee will be provided. No refund will be provided past these deadlines.

Exam Date(s)

Deadline for Withdrawal

July 15-19, 2019

June 24, 2019

October 14-18, 2019

September 23, 2019

  

Last Updated: July 17, 2019 

 

RESOURCES

  
  


APPLY FOR THE OCTOBER 2019 CHIM NCE

More information will follow for this examination sitting.