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RHDS Study Course

Studying for the RHDS Exam

The RHDS Study Course assists in preparing and studying for the AHDI credentialing exams. This 12-week study course is delivered on the AHDI Moodle platform. You will have reading assignments each week along with a PowerPoint presentation and recording. There are quizzes each week to help assess your progress throughout the course.


Reference Requirements

Study participants need to secure their products prior to the start of the study course:

  1. RMT Exam Guide: A Walk Through the Blue Print (RHDS Ready) – Rebecca McSwain, PhD, CHDS
  2. Book of Style for Medical Transcription, 3rd editionLea Sims, CHDS, AHDI-F
  3. Language of Medicine, 9th Edition – Davi-Ellen Chabner, BA, MAT

Additional Recommended Resources

  1. RMT Exam Audio Objectives (RHDS Ready)- created by Lea Sims, CHDS, AHDI-F
  2. Technology for the Medical Transcriptionist – Laura Bryan, CHDS, AHDI-F


Course Overview

Prerequisite None
Time Commitment Approximately 15 hours per week for the 12-week course commitment.
Cost $35 Eligible Member Price
$50 List Price
Refunds cannot be given after the close of registration for each class cycle.
Delivery of Program Participants register and pay for the courses on the AHDI website. Before the course cycle begins, participants will be issued a website URL, a username, and a password to access the course website on an established e-learning platform where the AHDI online continuing education courses are hosted. Once you have received confirmation of your registration from AHDI, you will normally not receive any further communication. You can log into the course by following the login instructions explained below.


RHDS Study Course Schedule

Registration for each month is available the preceding month through the 25th. For example, if you want to take the course in December, you must register by November 25; if you want to take the course in January, you must register by December 25, and so on. Participants will be given access the first day of the month following the close of registration and will have access for 12 weeks.



In order to register for a course, you must be logged in. Register now for the upcoming RHDS Study Course:

After Registration, Your Next Steps

Once you have registered, you will receive an email prior to the course start date with the link to AHDI’s training system in order to access the course. You will only be able to log in once the course has started. Please read all of the items contained in the Course Information section to familiarize yourself with the course contents.


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