National Boards Exam


After completing your formal education, the next step is to successfully complete an AHIMA certification exam. A credential validates your competence as a HIM/HIT professional to employers and the public. There are two key credentials for professionals in the HIM/HIT field:

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT): A RHIT credential requires an associate's degree and successful performance on the RHIT certification exam.
  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA): This credential requires a bachelor's degree and successful performance on the RHIA certification exam.

For more information on becoming Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certified, please visit

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