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Apply for FAMIA

The 2022 application process is now open

The FAMIA designation is designed to recognize AMIA members who:

  • Apply informatics skills and knowledge within their professional setting
  • Demonstrate professional achievement and leadership through the practice of informatics in their professional setting
  • Provide sustained commitment to the betterment of AMIA through engagement in various AMIA activities


Please be sure to read all steps prior to applying.

Choose your pathway:

Complete the application by July 19, 2022

    Application Steps

    Step 1

    Review the following pages:

    Step 2

    Determine your Eligibility Pathway that aligns with your education and/or certification.

    • Certification Pathway
    • Long-Term Experience Pathway

    Step 3

    Purchase the $200 non-refundable application fee in the AMIA Online Store. Your email receipt will contains the invoice number that is required during the application process.

    Step 4

    Prepare and collect the following documents for your pathway:

    List of documents (Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, gif, tiff, bmp, jpeg)

    • Invoice number from purchase of FAMIA Application through AMIA’s Online Store
    • Copy of diploma (highest level of education is sufficient for the application)
    • Copy of certificate(s) as applicable
    • Copy of CV or resume
    • Long-Term Experience Pathway applicants only; completed ICQ Form
    • Contact information for AMIA Peer Recommender

    Step 5

    Complete the application by July 19, 2022

    • To begin your application, choose your pathway application link below to log in or create an account in the application software
    • Save if you need to leave the application and return; and submit when you have completed the application.
    • Your AMIA Member login credentials will not work. FAMIA applications are housed in © SmarterSelect application software. If you have created a previous account for past AMIA applications, participated as an evaluator or reviewer use the same email to retrieve your login credentials. If you do not have a © SmarterSelect account with AMIA, create a new account in © SmarterSelect.

    Step 6

    Recommendation due by August 9, 2022

    • Upon submission of the application, an auto-generated email is sent to the recommender asking them to submit their recommendation. They are presented with 5 yes or no questions and asked to write a paragraph (maximum 500 words) stating why they believe the applicant is qualified for FAMIA and submits their recommendation.

    Step 7

    Application Review

    • Applications are reviewed for alignment with eligibility requirements by a subgroup of FAMIA Members

    Step 8

    FAMIA applicants will be notified of the results in October 2022.

    Questions? Please review the FAMIA FAQ page or contact Michelle Martin, Membership Program Manager.

    Important Dates

    • May 24: FAMIA applications open
    • July 19: Application deadline
    • August 9: Recommender deadline
    • October 2022: FAMIA notifications sent
    • May 2023: FAMIA Class of 2023 Induction: Clinical Informatics Conference (CIC), Chicago Illinois