The AHIC exam is a multiple-choice exam consisting of 150 items, each of which consists of a stem (question) and three answer options. All 150 exam items are scored. There is no negative scoring (incorrect answer options are worth zero points, rather than detracting from the candidate’s exam score-so guessing when uncertain of the correct answer is better than leaving an answer blank).
Candidates have 4 hours to complete the exam. Exam results are emailed from the test delivery provider to the candidate (typically within several hours of exam completion), along with an overview of the candidate’s performance in each of the exam’s top-level domains. For exam security purposes, candidates will not be informed of which specific exam items were answered correctly or incorrectly, and scores are reported using a scaled score format rather than a raw score format.
For more information on the content of the examination, please review the AHIC Outline of Exam Topics HERE.