Curriculum Requirements for Accreditation

New! Resources and Tools from AHIMA CEE: 2018 HIM Curriculum Guidance Documents (5-29-2019)

The following documents are made available by the AHIMA Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) for planning purposes.

2018 Health Information Management Associate Degree Curriculum Guidance

2018 Health Information Management Baccalaureate Degree Curriculum Guidance

2018 Health Information Management Graduate Degree Curriculum Guidance

Program Directors and faculty download the AHIMA/CEE Academic Curricula Competencies and additional resources

CEE Approves 2018 Health Information Management (HIM) Curricula Competencies

The AHIMA Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) establishes curricula for HIM programs at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate level. The CEE has approved the 2018 AHIMA HIM Curricula Competencies for implementation in the CAHIIM accreditation process.

For background information regarding the revision process for the new 2018 AHIMA HIM Curricula Competencies announced in January of 2019 visit AHIMA Academic Curricula.

CAHIIM Implementation Dates for the 2018 Curriculum

Programs in the Comprehensive Program Review Process are using the 2014 AHIMA Academic Competencies in effect when they began the process.

Candidacy Status: New HIM associate, baccalaureate and master degree programs applying for Candidacy Status after March 1, 2019 must implement the new 2018 AHIMA HIM Curricula Competencies by the time of application submission.

Accredited programs beginning in the 2020-2021 program review cycle must have the 2018 AHIMA HIM Curricula Competencies implemented in all courses. These programs will be notified in 2020. The Self-Assessment documentation will be due in the CAHIIM Accreditation System in 2021 by the assigned date.

All remaining CAHIIM HIM Accredited programs must implement the 2018 AHIMA HIM Curricula Competencies by the CAHIIM designated date in 2021.

CAHIIM Accreditation System (CAS)

CAHIIM PROCESS FORMS ONLY: For Candidacy Applicants in the Accreditation Process
(2018 HIM Curriculum Competencies)

CAHIIM Competencies Reports Forms under revision due to AHIMA-CEE changes implemented on
Available July 1, 2019 for Candidacy Status Applications.

2018 HIM Master’s Degree Competencies Report

HIM Master's Competencies Report

2018 HIM Baccalaureate Degree Competencies Report

HIM Baccalaureate Competencies Report

2018 HIM Associate Degree Competencies Report

HIM Associate Competencies Report

Historical Resources

The 2014 CAHIIM HIM Curriculum Requirements templates files below are to be used for current applicant programs only in the accreditation process and in coordination with the most current policies and procedures presented in the annual CAHIIM Accreditation Process Conference designed for applicants.

2014 HIM Master’s Degree Curriculum Requirements (PDF)

2014 HIM Baccalaureate Degree Curriculum Requirements (PDF)

2014 HIM Associate Degree Curriculum Requirements (PDF)