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 2018 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 14, 2018

January 24, 2018

January 31, 2018


April 18, 2018

March 28, 2018

April 4, 2018


July 18, 2018

June 27, 2018

July 4, 2018


September 19, 2018

August 29, 2018

September 5, 2018


November 14, 2018

October 24, 2018

October 31, 2018



National Certification Exam (NCE) Information

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

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Preparing to Challenge the National Certification Examination

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