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National certification update: September 2020

The Canadian College of Health Information Management provides monthly updates on the status of its four certifications. This could include important deadlines, process changes, information about resources, highlighting successes, and more.

Here are the updates as of September 29, 2020:

The 2021 national certification dates will be announced in the October 2020 update. Please check back at that time.


The final CHIM NCE for the 2020 calendar year occurs in October. The application closed on September 28, 2020. Please refer to the CHIM NCE application guide to learn about next steps. Best of luck to all candidates who write this examination.


The final CCCS NCE for the 2020 calendar year occurs in November. The application is still open and the deadline to apply is November 2, 2020. Candidates must review resources such as the CCCS NCE guide, eligibility & dates, and CCCS NCE application guide.


The final CCDIS NCE for the 2020 calendar year was on August 27, 2020. Congratulations to all new certified clinical documentation improvement specialists.


The application to become a certified terminology standards specialist closes on October 15, 2020.