National Certification Exam (NCE)

The National Certification Examination assesses the entry-level competencies of graduates of accredited HIM programs. There is one level of certification examination in Canada.
Successful candidates receive a certificate of registration in the Canadian College of Health Information Management and are eligible to use the CHIM credential and the title Certified HIM Professional.

CHIMA is pleased to announce the 2017 exam schedule. The dates are as follows:


Exam Date

for application

(3 weeks prior
to exam date)

of transcript

(2 weeks prior
to exam date)


(Plus tax)

February 15, 2017

January 25, 2017

February 1, 2017


April 19, 2017

March 29, 2017

April 5, 2017


July 19, 2017

June 28, 2017

July 5, 2017


September 20, 2017

August 30, 2017

September 6, 2017


November 15, 2017

October 25, 2017

November 1, 2017



If you are writing your exam at your school of graduation:
Before submitting your application online, please verify with your program coordinator the date that they have chosen for your school.


Examination Guide
All examination candidates must read this guide in order to understand the examination application process. The guide must be read prior to completing the online examination application form. Exam candidates must also read the Invigilator Guide.

Invigilator Guide
It is the responsibility of the examination candidate to read the Invigilator Guide as well as provide the invigilator with the link to the Invigilator Guide.


Invigilator Agreement Form
For all non-school examination candidates including distance programs. It is the responsibility of the examination candidate to ensure the invigilator meets all requirements as outlined in the Examination Guide and that CHIMA has received the signed agreement form by the deadline outlined in the exam guide.

Examination Application NEW
To access the National Exam application, please login to the members only section of
The link is located in the members menu after logging in.



Preparing to Challenge the National Certification Examination

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