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The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) announced in August that it has begun providing computerized testing for the Association’s Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exams. Computerized testing offers a number of advantages over the pencil-and-paper method, the association says, including:
• Flexibility. Candidates can schedule the test throughout the year, instead of being locked into one testing date per year.
• Accessibility. AHIMA’s testing agency, Applied Measurement Professionals, has more than 100 assessment centers for computerized testing nationwide, compared to the 52 test sites available for pencil-and-paper test administration.
• Immediate feedback. Candidates will receive their exam scores at the test center immediately after completing the test
• Easier re-testing. Candidates who fail the exam will not need to wait a full year before they can re-test. Re-examination is available once per quarter. For additional information about the computerized testing process or for an application, visit AHIMA’s certification web site at www.ahima.org/certification.