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The application includes four primary sections – education, experience, continuing education (for those without an informatics degree), and agreement to follow the AMIA Code of Ethics. To reduce burden on applicants, AMIA will accept unofficial documentation of graduation and the applicant’s attestation of employment for determination of eligibility. Additional information may be requested if questions arise during the application review. Further, as noted below, official transcripts and confirmation from employers will be needed for applications selected for audit. AMIA membership is not required for eligibility for the AHIC exam.

Please note: The name on the AHIC application must exactly match the name listed on your valid, government issued ID. If a name change occurs after submitting an application, please provide the supporting documentation to

Inaugural AHIC Exam Candidates are important to the certification. The inaugural group is part of setting the cut score for the examination.

When the inaugural group has concluded testing the psychometric analysis of the data is conducted. This analysis is 4-6 weeks after the testing has concluded.

  • Testing Period: Between October 1, 2021 and January 16, 2022(Applicants preferred day/time)

Benefit for Inaugural Candidates

No additional fee for test retake

Any AHIC Exam Candidate who does not pass the exam in the first round will be offered a second opportunity to take the exam at no additional cost. The regular retake fee is $499.

Questions about the Inaugural AHIC Exam or the participation benefits please email

AHIC Pre-application Working Documents

Please use the checklist and worksheet to help organize your information for the application. Assembling content before you begin is helpful because the application must be completed in one session.

AHIC Work Experience Form

Note: Keep the browser window with the application open. DO NOT navigate away using the back button or other hyperlinks on the page. Data entered will be lost.

AHIC Application Checklist

Before starting your AHIC application, you will want to ensure you have the following materials ready and available:

  • AMIA member number (if applicable)
  • Detailed CV or resume
  • AMIA Work Experience Form
  • Unofficial transcripts or copy of degree(s) earned
  • Payment method

Application Audits

AMIA audits at least 10% of all AHIC applications. Applicants randomly selected for audit will be asked to provide additional documentation in support of the application. This documentation may include an official transcript for the qualifying degree, attestations to work experience from supervisors, and/or other clarifying information.