CAHIIM Accreditation System (CAS)
Application Stages for Candidacy Status (New programs only)
STAGE 1: Registration
Non-registered programs must first create a Username and Password at the Programs/Login page.
- Choose option #1.
- Click on the link "Create A New Account."
After the registration process is completed you will receive a confirmation e-mail and system help information. You may enter and leave the application at any point before final submission. Always remember to SAVE your information before exiting by executing the SAVE button on the screen on which you are working. Save the system confirmation e-mail that contains your ID and Password that you created, so that you can re-enter the system.
- Choose Option #2.
- Enter you Username and Password to access the program where you left off.
STAGE 2: Application - Required Documents for Submission (template forms can be found at CAS System Resources)
Submit the following documents using the "Supporting Documents" function. All forms must be saved and submitted as .PDF documents.
1. Synopsis of Curriculum (Use template)
2. Program Director's Updated Curriculum Vitae
3. Curriculum Requirements Form (Use template)
Complete the templates and all questions as instructed in the system and submit your application along with requested documents.
If you also have the following information ready, it should be fairly quick to go through the entire process:
- Name, credentials/degree, title, address, phone, email, fax for program director, dean, and chief executive/president of your college/university.
- Name of the college/university’s regional or national accrediting agency and date of last site visit/accreditation.
At the conclusion you can Print the Summary of what you have submitted.
Programs must complete the Application for Candidacy within 30 days of the registration date or the program's registration and access may be removed.
Once the program's application is submitted, the information will be assessed for compliance with the CAHIIM Criteria for Candidacy. The review and decision of a submitted application may take up to 90 days to complete.
Applications will be denied if this criteria is not implemented at the application stage.
Upon notification of this status, the program will be given access to the Self-Assessment Stage. The program will also be issued an invoice for the Candidacy Application Fee (Due within 30 days).
STAGE 3: The HIM Self-Assessment Process
Timeline: Programs must complete this stage of documentation (Standards Tab) no later than a year from the date Candidacy Status was achieved. Sufficient time is needed to complete the subsequent stages in the program review process. The CAHIIM Review of submitted information may take up to 90 days to complete.