Curriculum Requirements

NOTICE: CAHIIM Accredited HIM Programs
August 1, 2017 Implementation Date: AHIMA/CEE 2014 HIM Academic Competencies

As you guide your students to the achievement of each HIM competency, this is a reminder that the 2014 AHIMA/CEE Academic Competencies must be incorporated within your curriculum by August 1, 2017.

Programs were given an extended 3 year timeframe to accommodate faculty expertise and curriculum approvals within your institution.   There is no formal curriculum reporting document or process required to be submitted to CAHIIM by that date for these competencies.

The CAHIIM Annual Program Assessment Report (APAR) is currently in beta testing and will be launched with formal notification and instructions to all accredited programs later in August and will remain open into October 2017 (exact dates will be formally announced).  Programs will report all courses taught within their HIM accredited programs.  A stratified random sampling audit process will be conducted to examine compliance with the 2014 HIM competencies, and will occur after final closure of the APAR report system.

We thank for your continued support of CAHIIM Accreditation and quality HIM education!

The AHIMA Council for Excellence in Education (CEE)

An AHIMA council established in 2011 as the leading force in education strategy for the profession, guiding the academic community through improvements to education, coursework, and the curricula of associate, baccalaureate, and graduate programs in HIM and related studies. The CEE has developed a tool-kit to assist programs with the transition to the 2014 AHIMA/CEE Academic Competencies. Each of these tools is labeled in the AHIMA CourseShare under the heading of Curriculum Development Tool-Kit according to program level.

CAHIIM is not responsible for accreditation information, consultations or presentations that are not provided by CAHIIM staff.


CAHIIM Accreditation System (CAS)

PROCESS FORMS ONLY: For Applicants in the Accreditation Process for Initial or Continuing Accreditation

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

HIM Masters Curriculum Requirements

2014 HIM Baccalaureate Degree Curriculum Requirements

HIM Baccalaureate Curriculum Requirements

2014 HIM Associate Degree Curriculum Requirements

HIM Associate Curriculum Requirements