Applicants who reside, work, or were educated or trained outside-the-USA and who satisfy the other eligibility criteria will be eligible for the AHIC certification program.
The AHIC exam is based on the scope of practice of health informatics professionals within the USA, having been derived from the Heath Informatics Delineation of Practice that emerged from a survey of health informatics professionals that included few outside-the-USA respondents. Thus, the exam will contain items that are specific to health informatics practice within the USA, such as US law related to health informatics.
The exam fees for applicants residing outside-the-USA will be slightly higher than the fees for applicants residing within the USA, to cover the higher costs of shipping certification recognition materials (certificate hardcopy, etc.).