Announcing the Conversion of HIT Pro Credentials to AHIMA CHTS Credentials

The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) has announced that HIT Pro competency exams will convert to AHIMA Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS) credentials, effective July 29, 2013. The information provided below summarizes the transition details.

HIT-Pro Name and Designation NEW AHIMA Credential Designation
HIT Pro–Clinician/Practitioner Consultant (HIT Pro–CP) CHTS-CP
HIT Pro–Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign Specialist (HIT Pro–PW) CHTS-PW
HIT Pro–Implementation Manager (HIT Pro–IM) CHTS-IM
HIT Pro–Implementation Support Specialist (HIT Pro–IS) CHTS-IS
HIT Pro–Technical/Software Support Staff (HIT Pro–TS ) CHTS-TS
HIT Pro–Trainer (HIT Pro–TR) CHTS-TR

The CHTS exams assess the competency of health IT professionals related to the implementation and management of electronic health information in the same manner as the HIT Pro exams.

Earning a CHTS credential will confirm that your experience and skills are ready to meet the nation’s need for health information technology workers. As the healthcare industry transitions to electronic health records (EHRs), CHTS-certified staff show a commitment to their profession and their career. They are eager to demonstrate competency in this evolving field and are excited to work on the leading edge of health IT.


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On Examination Day

  • Arrive at the test center 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time
  • Present valid identification - Primary and Secondary IDs must match the ATT letter or candidates will be turned away and forfeit their exam fees.
Last updated 2014-10-18