Eligibility and datesCHIM NCE
There are two ways to become a Certified Health Information Management (CHIM) professional in Canada:
- Through an HIM program accredited by the Canadian College of Health Information Management
- Through an advanced standing pathway
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 deadline||2021 pricing**|
|January 25–29, 2021||January 11, 2021||$498.00 + taxes|
|April 26–30, 2021||April 12, 2021||$498.00 + taxes|
|July 19–23, 2021||July 5, 2021||$498.00 + taxes|
|October 25–29, 2021||October 11, 2021||$498.00 + taxes|
**The fee covers the administration and delivery of the CHIM national certification examination (NCE). For candidates who pass a 2021 examination, a congratulatory CHIMA professional (certified) membership will be issued for the remainder of the current membership renewal period. Example: A candidate passes the January 2021 CHIM NCE, and will begin paying professional membership dues for March 1, 2022.
Applications and transcripts will not be reviewed prior to the application deadline.
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 period||Deadline for withdrawal|
|January 25–29, 2021||January 11, 2021|
|April 26–30, 2021||April 12, 2021|
|July 19–23, 2021||July 5, 2021|
|October 25–29, 2021||October 11, 2021|