Accreditation Fees

Initial Accreditation Fees

 Pre-application Fee none*          
 Candidacy Status Fee $7,500
 Site Visit Fee  $8,000
 Self-assessment Late Fee $500
 Appeals Procedures Processing Fee  $5,000

*Please see "Step 2" of the accreditation process for HIM or HI accreditation.

Continuing Accreditation Fees

 2021 Annual Accreditation Fee 

 Comprehensive Program Review Fee
(payable in two installments of $4,000)
 Focused Review Fee  $9,000
 Self-Assessment Late Fee  $500
 APAR Late Fee  $500
 Appeals Procedures Processing Fees  $5,000

Certificate Accreditation Fees

Application and Assessment Fees (1)

 Certificate program sponsored by an existing CAHIIM accredited degree program
 Certificate - 15 credit hours or less $1,500
 Certificate - 16+ credit hours $1,750
 Certificate program sponsored by an program that is not accredited by CAHIIM
 Certificate - 15 credit hours or less $2,500
 Certificate - 16+ credit hours $2,750

Certificate Program Annual Accreditation Fees (2)

 Certificate program sponsored by an existing CAHIIM accredited program $500
 Certificate program sponsored by a program that is not accredited by CAHIIM $750

Additional Information Regarding Fees

  1. Programs requesting accreditation of two or more certificates at the same time will receive a discount of $500 toward the total program application and assessment fees for all certificates being accredited. For example, if two certificates with 15 credit hours or less are being accredited at the same time, the application and assessment fee would be $1,250 per certificate program being accredited.
  2. A $100 discount per certificate program will be applied to the annual accreditation fee for programs with two or more accredited certificate programs.

All fees are non-refundable.

Substantive Change Fees

* Change in Program Director

 * Comprehensive Program Review: Extension
of Accreditation Fee - see note below
 * CAHIIM prior-approval is required for substantive changes.

Additional Information Regarding Fees

Payment may be made by check, ACH or credit card. Please note that credit card payments are not accepted for all types of fees; please contact for restrictions. 

Extension of a comprehensive program review after the program acceptance and review process has begun will result in this additional fee. The program must be able to resume the review within one year. Fees paid for a cancelled review are non-refundable.

Document Request Fees: Additional fees will be charged for documentation requested after access to the CAHIIM Accreditation System (CAS) has been termination for reproduction and shipping of documents.

No refunds will be given for annual accreditation fees collected from programs requesting voluntary withdrawal.