Membership Categories and Annual Fees are as follows:
Certified membership includes all certified Health Information Management (HIM) professionals. Membership in CHIMA supports the maintenance of your CHIM credential. National certification provides recognition and portability of your credentials.
Affiliate individual membership includes any individual interested in health information management and/or the HIM profession. CHIMA welcomes affiliate member participation in contributing to the growth of the Association in support of health information management professionals and the health information management industry. (Excludes any individual enrolled in or graduated from a CCHIM accredited HIM program)
Student Membership Includes any individual currently enrolled in a CHIMA recognized HIM program who has never been certified with CHIMA.
A certified HIM professional that has officially retired and wishes to remain connected with the Association and College may apply for a Retired Membership. To CHIMA “Retired” means that you are no longer seeking gainful employment or employed in any capacity (HIM related or not) and are considered “officially retired”.
One cannot be a retired member while still employed or have plans to seek gainful employment in any capacity (FT, PT, Casual, HIM or non-HIM related field of work, Consulting, Contract, etc.)
*An Affiliate membership does not include, substitute or replace the membership requirements for certified HIM professionals to maintain their individual certification with CHIMA/CCHIM.