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Eligibility and datesCHIM NCE


There are three 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. Through a Health Information Fundamentals program accredited by the Canadian College of Health Information Management, paired with an existing, recognized degree
  3. Reciprocal agreement:

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

Upcoming examination dates

The upcoming CHIM NCE dates are as follows:

Examination period*Application, payment & transcript deadlinePricing
January 23-27, 2023January 9, 2023$498.00 + taxes
April 17-21, 2023April 3, 2023$498.00 + taxes
July 17-21, 2023July 3, 2023$498.00 + taxes
October 23-27, 2023October 9, 2023$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
October 11-28, 2022September 26, 2022
January 23-27, 2023January 9, 2023
April 17-21, 2023April 3, 2023
July 17-21, 2023July 3, 2023
October 23-27, 2023October 9, 2023