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|Retiring Your Credentials|
Certified Medical Transcriptionists (CMTs), Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialists (CHDSs), and Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialists (RHDSs) who choose to retire or leave the industry may opt to carry a retired credential status moving forward.
RMTs wishing to retired their credentialing should contact AHDI for more information.
How it Works
Any CMT, CHDS, or RHDS no longer practicing medical transcription or healthcare documentation may choose to retire their credential and maintain the designation of CMT-R, CHDS-R, or RHDS-R. The CMT-R, CHDS-R, and RHDS-R signifies an individual has a history of sustaining a credentialed status through continuing education during his/her years of active employment in the industry but is no longer working in the industry.
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If Your Credentials Lapse
CMTs, CHDSs, and RHDSs who wish retire their credential but do not submit the proper forms and fees to the AHDI office by their expiration date will be considered lapsed and will no longer be eligible to identify themselves as a CMT, CHDS, or RHDS.
All CMTs, CHDSs, and RHDSs are responsible for knowing when their cycle ends. This information is sent at the time of initial certification and recertification and can be found on the CMT/CHDS certificate or Validation of Recertification. All CMTs, CHDSs, and RHDSs are responsible for notifying AHDI of changes to your name, address, phone number, and email address.