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Eligibility and datesCHIM NCE


There are two ways to become a Certified Health Information Management (CHIM) professional in Canada: 

  1. Through an HIM program accredited by the Canadian College of Health Information Management
  2. Reciprocal agreement:

Both pathways require candidates to write the CHIM national certification examination (NCE).

Upcoming examination dates

The 2022 CHIM NCE dates are as follows:

Examination period*Application, payment & transcript deadline2022 pricing
January 24–28, 2022January 10, 2022$498.00 + taxes 
April 25–29, 2022April 11, 2022$498.00 + taxes 
July 11 – August 7, 2022June 27, 2022$498.00 + taxes 
October 11-28, 2022September 26, 2022$498.00 + taxes
* An examination period may be extended to provide more date options to candidates based on the volume of applications the College receives. Additional dates and times will be added as required.

Applications and transcripts will not be reviewed prior to the application deadline. 

Approved candidates will receive an email from CHIMA 2–3 days following the application deadline to schedule an examination date and time.

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.

Examination periodDeadline for withdrawal
January 24–28, 2022January 10, 2022
April 25–29, 2022April 11, 2022
July 11–29, 2022June 27, 2022
October 11-28, 2022September 26, 2022