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How to Sign Up for a Practice Exam and/or ExamSigning up for your practice exam and/or credentialing exam is a two-step process:
How to Apply for Exam Eligibility
It is $10 to apply for exam eligibility and it will be valid for a period of 180 days from the date of processing.
Log into the AHDI website in order to apply and submit your exam eligibility. Current AHDI members and guest members need to sign into your member record/account. If you do not have a record, register as a guest member or purchase AHDI membership.
Take a Practice Exam
Practice exams are available for both the RHDS and CHDS exam. If you wish to take the nonproctored practice exam before sitting for your credentialing exam, please log into the AHDI website using your account and apply for exam eligibility to purchase the practice exam. You may only purchase a practice exam after you have applied for exam eligibility and received an "Authorization-to-Test" email. The practice exams are available online only through Kryterion (AHDI's testing partner).
Decide Where You Will Take Your Exam
After you receive the "Authorization-to-Test" email from AHDI, you can schedule your credentialing exam with Kryterion. You may take the credentialing exam at a Kryterion testing center or online via secure, online proctoring (OLP).
Online Test—Download information on online proctoring compatibility, hardware specifications, and security requirements:
Testing Center—Search for a site:
Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) Exam
Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) Exam
Combined RHDS/CHDS Credential Qualifying Exam (CQE) Exam
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Request for Special Accommodations
Special accommodations for AHDI credentialing examinations must be requested for preapproval a minimum of 30 days prior to testing. This applies for online proctored exams or those administered at an onsite testing facility. Requests for accommodations, particularly those related to visual or physical disability, medical condition/illness, etc., should be submitted via the Request for Special Accommodations form. Candidates should fill out this form electronically and email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot access this form, please contact AHDI for assistance at 800-982-2182 or email@example.com.
Please note: Requests for accommodations related to test aids (reference books, foot pedals, scratch paper, calculators, and online resources) will not be accepted, as these items are prohibited for all candidates per the policies outlined in the Credentialing Candidate Guide, regardless of disability or special needs.
Join AHDI First to Save on Certification!
Membership in AHDI is not required to take AHDI credentialing exams. AHDI members save $80 on their credentialing exams and receive many valuable resources and benefits. In order to receive the discounted AHDI member pricing on your credentialing exam, you must join AHDI first before purchasing your exam from Kryterion.