Eligibility and dates
To become a Health Information-Certified Associate (HICA) professional in Canada, candidates must be a graduate of a Health Information Associate program accredited by the Canadian College of Health Information Management.
All pathways require candidates to write the CHIM national certification examination (NCE).
Upcoming examination dates
The 2023 HICA NCE dates are as follows:
|Examination period*||Application, payment & transcript deadline||Pricing|
|May 15 – 19, 2023||May 1, 2023||$269.00 + taxes|
|August 14 – 18, 2023||July 31, 2023||$269.00 + taxes|
|November 20 – 24, 2023||November 6, 2023||$269.00 + taxes|
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 period||Deadline for withdrawal|
|May 15 – 19, 2023||May 1, 2023|
|August 14 – 18, 2023||July 31, 2023|
|November 20 – 24, 2023||November 6, 2023|