National Certification Exam (NCE)

The Health Information Management NCE assesses the entry-level competencies of graduates of accredited HIM programs. Successful candidates receive a certificate of registration with the Canadian College of Health Information Management (CCHIM) and are eligible to use the Certified Health Information Management (CHIM) credential.

NEW - Online Proctoring

In 2019, CCHIM partnered with Examity®, an online proctoring service. This service offers more flexibility for examination candidates, eliminating the requirements to find suitable examination centers, or secure invigilators that meet CCHIM requirements. Examination candidates can conveniently complete their examination in their room or office. Live, online proctoring creates efficiency, increases available examination dates, and creates a ‘turn key’ experience for candidates through online registration systems.

Upon approval of the application, Examity® will email the examination candidate instructions to set up an account and schedule an examination writing date and time within the approved examination sitting (e.g. January 21-25, 2019).

CCHIM EXAMINATION GUIDE - Guidelines for Challenging the Canadian College of Health Information Management Health Information Management National Certification Examination

Please read both the CCHIM Examination Guide AND CCHIM Online Proctoring Rules and Regulations thoroughly, for all new information and steps on how to register for the National Certification Examination.

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For questions related to the examination process, please contact exam@echima.ca

EXAM DATES
The 2019 National Certification Examination dates are as follows:

 

Deadline for application, including transcript submission

(3 weeks prior to exam date)

Fee*

(Not including tax)

January 21-25, 2019

December 31, 2018

$498.00

April 15-19, 2019

March 25, 2019

$498.00

July 15-19, 2019

June 24, 2019

$498.00

October 14-18, 2019

September 23, 2019

$498.00

*This fee covers administration of the NCE, online proctoring services, and the first year active CHIMA membership (up to February 28/29 of the following year).

Documentation required: Applicants are responsible for arranging for the certified, original, and  final transcript, which states that the applicant has graduated from a CCHIM LOHIM- accredited Health Information Management program, to be sent directly to CCHIM (for CCHIM mailing address, please visit: https://www.echima.ca/chima/contact).

WITHDRAWAL
The request to withdraw from an examination must be received in writing by the deadlines stated below. A refund of 50% of the examination fee will be provided. No refund will be provided past these deadlines.

Exam Date(s)

Deadline for Withdrawal

January 21-25, 2019

December 31, 2018

April 15-19, 2019

March 25, 2019

July 15-19, 2019

June 24, 2019

October14-18, 2019

September 23, 2019

Applicants may reschedule the exam date or time within the approved exam sitting (e.g. January 21-25, 2019) through the applicant’s Examity® student profile. Please be aware that there will be a charge for rescheduling.

Refunds will not be provided if an applicant:

  1. Fails to attend the examination and has not provided a written notice as outlined above; or
  2. Fails to submit a written refund request to the CCHIM Executive Office according to the dates outlined above

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