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Eligibility and dates

HICA NCE

Eligibility

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 deadlinePricing
May 15 – 19, 2023May 1, 2023$269.00 + taxes
August 14 – 18, 2023July 31, 2023$269.00 + taxes
November 20 – 24, 2023November 6, 2023$269.00 + 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
May 15 – 19, 2023May 1, 2023
August 14 – 18, 2023July 31, 2023
November 20 – 24, 2023November 6, 2023