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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 2021 CHIM NCE dates are as follows:

Examination period*Application, payment & transcript deadline2021 pricing**
January 25–29, 2021January 11, 2021$498.00 + taxes 
April 26–30, 2021April 12, 2021$498.00 + taxes 
July 19–23, 2021July 5, 2021$498.00 + taxes 
October 25–29, 2021October 11, 2021$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 25–29, 2021January 11, 2021
April 26–30, 2021April 12, 2021
July 19–23, 2021July 5, 2021
October 25–29, 2021October 11, 2021