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How to Sign Up for a Practice Exam and/or Exam

Signing up for your practice exam and/or credentialing exam is a two-step process:
  1. Apply for exam eligibility and pay the $10 processing fee. Within 5 business days you will receive an authorization to test email.
  2. Once you are authorized to test, you will be able to log into Kryterion (AHDI's testing partner) to purchase a practice exam and/or purchase and schedule your credentialing exam. Save $80 on your credentialing exam by joining AHDI before purchasing your exam with Kryterion.


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).

 

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Exam Pricing

Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) Exam


RHDS Exam

3-hour session

Eligible

Member

Price

List

Price

Onsite exam
$150 $230
Online proctored exam
$100 $180

 

Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) Exam


CHDS Exam

3-hour session

Eligible

Member

Price

List

Price

Onsite exam
$200 $280
Online proctored exam
$150 $230

   

Combined RHDS/CHDS Credential Qualifying Exam (CQE) Exam


CQE Exam

5-hour session

Eligible

Member

Price

List

Price

Onsite exam
$275 $355
Online proctored exam
N/A
N/A

  

 

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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 credentialing@ahdionline.org. If you cannot access this form, please contact AHDI for assistance at 800-982-2182 or ahdi@ahdionline.org.

 

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.

 

Review AHDI's membership categories and benefits and join online today.

 

 

 

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