4 steps to applying for CHIA

1. Eligibility
In order to register and sit for CHIA you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • A degree+ plus three (3) years of associated experience*
  • OR

  • Five (5) years of associated experience (no degree required).*

+     Degree can be any degree and does not have to be in health informatics.
*     Associated experience includes the following functional areas: health informatics, health administration/management, clinical information systems, e-health, health information systems, health information management. Associated experience is generally considered paid work outside of any vocational course requirements, such as internships and study placements. Volunteer experience may be relevant, but will be assessed on an individual basis with supporting evidence to be submitted.

If you are not sure about your eligibility for CHIA, please email us at and include your CV and any additional information that can help in assessing your eligibility.

2. Supporting documents
To support your application, you will need to submit

  • a PDF or readable image (JPEG/PNG) of your university degree (if applicable)
  • either a URL link to your Linked-In page or a PDF of your CV to demonstrate your associated experience

3. Fees
You will be required to pay the registration fee as part of the registration process:
$495 for members (of ACHI/HISA or HIMAA)
$695 for non-members

The fee includes the exam fee and learning materials including a study guide and examination instruction handbook to assist with your preparation. Once your payment is made, you will receive a confirmation email from us, and when your registration is processed, we will notify you of the outcome.

Providing you meet the eligibility requirements, the exam registration fee is non-refundable. If you are found ineligible to complete the exam, your registration fee will be refunded in full.

4. Application
If you have everything you need and are ready to register for the exam then click the Apply Now button.

You will have 90 days from the date you receive your learning materials and instructions (usually the first Friday after you register) to log in and sit your exam. Candidates can sit the exam a 2nd time within the first 90 days if they are unsuccessful at the first sitting.