College of Health Sciences

Certification Information

The University of Toledo's Health Information Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).  HIA graduates will be able to sit for the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

After completing your formal education, the next step is to successfully complete an AHIMA certification exam. A credential validates your competence as a HIA professional to employers and the public. AHIMA published the following benefits of certification.

There are two key credentials for professionals in the HIA field:

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
This credential requires a bachelor's degree and successful performance on the RHIA certification exam. This program of study is available at the University of Toledo. ARHIT credential requires an associate's degree and successful performance on the RHIT certification exam. This program is not currently available at the University of Toledo; however, students may choose to attend several local 2-year programs and transfer to the University of Toledo to pursue their baccalaureate degree.

For more information on the difference between a Certification and Degree program, please click here.

Last Updated: 6/26/15