Message from AHIMA – 4/23/24

We want to provide you with an update on the recent changes to the recertification requirements for AHIMA certifications. After a thorough review and discussion among CCHIIM, the AHIMA board of directors, and AHIMA leadership along with your feedback, additional information, and other industry factors, CCHIIM made the decision to adjust certification requirements.

Beginning January 1, 2025, forty percent of the CEUs needed in a 2-year recertification period must come from AHIMA and/or the Component Associations. As an AHIMA member you will still receive complimentary CEUs annually as part of your membership. These CEUs count towards the 40% requirement. Additionally, you have the flexibility to earn an additional 60% of CEUs from ACEP providers, or other sources. This will allow you to explore a broader range of learning opportunities and enhance your professional development. To add value and flexibility, up to 20% of any additional CEUs earned from AHIMA, CAs or ACEP providers in the last three months of a recertification cycle can be carried over to the next one.

The updated recertification policy is designed to enhance the relevancy, authority, and validity of AHIMA certifications, signaling strong competency for Health Information professionals. It ensures ongoing competence among certified professionals and provides employers with confidence in the rigor and quality of AHIMA certifications.

As a reminder, AHIMA offers numerous ways for you to earn the required CEUs, including newly improved complimentary CEUs for Professional and Professional Premier members, an annual quarterly member exclusive webinar series, and low-cost options such as journal quizzes and webinars.

The new CEU options that went into effect in January 2024 allow you to go above and beyond, adding even more value, flexibility, and professional growth benefits to your certification journey. They include:

  • Earning additional AHIMA certifications
  • Earning an AHIMA Microcredential
  • Being an author in a research journal or educational article in a professional or trade journal
  • Serving as an AHIMA/CA volunteer
  • Serving as an AHIMA volunteer in an industry-relevant, non-AHIMA professional or trade association

These resources make it easier for HI professionals, like you, to meet the recertification requirements and stay current in their field without having to spend a substantial amount of money, if any.

We are dedicated to supporting you throughout the recertification process and ensuring a smooth transition to the new requirements. You can find more information on our Recertification Page.

Warm regards,
Mona Calhoun, AHIMA Board President and Chair
Linda Williams, CCHIIM Chair

Click here to review details about recertification and the recertification guide.

Watch the video of AHIMA President Mona Calhoun and CCHIIM Chair Linda Williams sharing information about the changes.


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