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HIM Curriculum Requirements

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.

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

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.

As of September 1, 2021, all CAHIIM HIM accredited programs must be compliant with the 2018 CAHIIM Standards and 2018 AHIMA/CEE Curriculum.

CAHIIM Accreditation System (CAS)

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

The CAHIIM 2018 HIM Competencies Report files below are to be used for applicant programs applying for Candidacy Status only in coordination with the most current policies and procedures presented in the annual CAHIIM Accreditation Process Conference.

Contact staff at if you have questions on the use of these forms for the Candidacy Status application process.

2018 HIM Master's Degree Competencies  

2018 Baccalaureate Degree Competencies

2018 HIM Associate Degree Competencies

2014 Curriculum Requirements

The 2014 CAHIIM HIM Curriculum Requirements template 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 2019 CAHIIM Accreditation Process Conference designed for applicants.

2014 HIM Master's Degree Curriculum Requirements     

2014 HIM Baccalaureate Degree Curriculum Requirements  

2014 HIM Associate Degree Curriculum Requirements