The CHIA program together with SNOMED International have announced that three SNOMED CT courses are now endorsed for continuing professional development (CPD) points and count towards CHIA recertification.
These courses are all provided online through SNOMED International. The endorsed courses are:
SNOMED CT Foundation Course (11 CPD points)
A broad introduction to clinical terminology – self-paced and delivered over a maximum of four months
SNOMED CT Implementation Course (50 CPD points)
Knowledge and skills for terminology implementation – delivered on a fixed schedule over six months
SNOMED CT Authoring Level 1 Course (60 CPD points)
Terminology authoring at an introductory level – delivered on a fixed schedule over five months
It takes years of experience to earn health informatics certification and maintaining currency through recertification is essential to professional development. CHIA credentials need to be renewed every three years though qualifying learning and development activities.