The CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO International Program
CHIME members working outside North America are invited to enroll in the International CHCIO program. International CHCIO is the only global professional accreditation of seniority and experience in health IT leadership.
Developed by CIOs to measure candidate’s understanding and application of health IT leadership skills, CHCIO is a world-renowned professional benchmark. We are proud to see CHIME members with the CHCIO accreditation working in many of the world’s leading healthcare organizations.
Eligible members who enter the program receive CHCIO study materials, access to a practice exam and, when they are ready, an invitation to sit the exam at a local test center or with an online proctor. After successfully challenging the International CHCIO examination, CHIME members can use the post-nominal letters CHCIO for three years.
CHIME members working in countries with a CHIME Chapter [hyper-link to list] are invited to enter the CHCIO program through their Chapter organisation.
Current CHCIO & CHCIO-Eligible International Professionals
- View the list of International CHCIO Professionals (current as of July 1, 2020)
Who is eligible to participate in the CHCIO International program?
To participate in the CHCIO International program an individual must be a current CHIME International Member in good standing. Once an individual meets the requirements of membership and becomes a member of CHIME they are eligible to enter the CHCIO program.CHCIO Candidate RequirementsBecoming CHCIO Certified
CHCIO EXAM & RESOURCES
The CHCIO International examination consists of 100 multiple choice questions, including scenario-based and independent questions. The examination will be taken without the aid of study guides or other resources. The exam must be completed within 2.5 hours. The CHCIO examination is offered at CHIME in-person events in the United States AND at testing centers worldwide.
CHIME has partnered with Kryterion to offer the CHCIO exam online at over 800 testing centers around the world. To locate a testing center near you, click here
Remote testing in the convenience of your office or home office is also available. Select “remote testing” when enrolling. Click on the device requirements to understand what is required for this type of home-based testing.
Exam Study Materials
Upon enrollment into the CHCIO program you will receive a link to the CHCIO exam study materials. These materials include the CHCIO reading materials divided by domain, a CHCIO practice exam and the CHCIO blueprint.
Enrollment into the CHCIO program includes:
- CHCIO Application
- The CHCIO exam study materials that include the reading materials divided by domain, a CHCIO
practice exam and the CHCIO blueprint
- CHCIO exam registration
Upon completion of the CHCIO program enrollment form you will be contacted by a member of the CHIME staff to continue your journey through the program.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)
The CHCIO program requires individuals to participate in professional development and educational activities. CHIME utilizes Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to measure participation.
CHIME recognizes ONE hour of professional development and educational activity participation as equivalent to ONE CEU.
Submitting CEUs for HIMSS/CHIME & Non-HIMSS/CHIME Events
Please select CHIME-based CEUs to submit credits for events and sessions sponsored by CHIME. All other submissions outside of CHIME should be reported as non-CHIME CEUs.
How to Submit CEUs:
Qualifying CEU Opportunities
- For non-CHIME submissions, please include provider’s name in the event title
- Archived submissions must include original date in description and date applied in start and end dates
- Multiple (up to three) events may be submitted on one form, but all must fall under the same category, non-CHIME or CHIME events
To maintain/renew your CHCIO & CHCIO-Eligible status:
- Continue your CHIME membership or Affiliate program participation in good standing.
- Complete 25 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with a minimum of ten credits per year, of which 50% must be CHIME activities**+
- Submit renewal/maintenance fee of $199
- Adhere to the CHIME Professional Standards of Conduct
- In lieu of submitting CEUs, may sit for the CHCIO Exam
** If you have completed at least 80% of your CEUs within three years, you may apply for a six-month extension to complete the remaining credits.
+CHCIOs can retain the CHCIO credential should they leave the CIO role and are therefore not be able to maintain their membership. To keep their credential current, they would need to earn 25 CEUs. The requirement that half of the CEUs need to be from CHIME activities would be waived since they would no longer be eligible to attend CHIME events. The same does not apply to those with a CHCIO-Eligible status.
Have you recently met the three years of professional experience criteria to become a full CHCIO?
Complete the CHCIO Status Request Form