The Canadian College of Health Information Management (College) is pleased to announce the launch of the modernized Certified in Health Information Management (CHIM) national certification examination (NCE).
Since 2018, the College has been working through consultations and engagements to modernize the health information management curricular standards to ensure an inclusive and diverse profession. The modernized CHIM NCE has evolved from the Learning Outcomes for Health Information Management v3 (LOHIM v3) and has been designed for graduates of programs accredited within our modernized curricular standards, covering the Health Information Fundamentals certificate, HIM diploma, and HIM degree programs. To learn more about the modernized standards, please watch this session on the evolution of our standards.
The existing CHIM NCE questions have been validated and majority aligned to the new standard. All questions were reviewed and validated by experts in the field. Where required, questions were modernized.
Examination resources are available for examination candidates to use in preparation for the CHIM NCE. A new navigator to connect candidates to the appropriate examination resources can be found here on the cchim.ca site: https://cchim.ca/certification/chim/.
Learn more about the CHIM NCE and the professional designation.
We would like to thank our question creators, reviewers, and advisors who advanced this work for the College:
Andrea Lorette, CHIM
Janice GT Penner, BRE, BEd, MEd.
Janice Spence, CHIM, CTSS
Jennifer Warrington, MHSc, CHIM, CHE
Jodi McMullin, CHIM, CCCS, CCDIS, CCS-AHIMA
Kelly Davison, MN, MSc, GCert-HTS, CTSS
Laura Krawec, CHIM
Lee-Anne Carr, CHIM
Marla Erdelyan, CIAPP-M, CHIM
Michael McGill, CHIM, CIAPP-P
Rita Parmar, CHIM, CCDIS
Seana-Lee Hamilton, CHIM
Sue Schneider, CHIM, CTSS
To engage with us in the future and help advance our impact, please consider becoming involved in our CHIMA communities.
For questions, please contact us.
Note: The current CHIM NCE aligned to the LOHIM v3 will still be available for current accredited HIM programs until 2029.