Credential Reimbursement Lottery is Now Open!

Each year the South Dakota Health Information Management Association (SDHIMA) will reimburse the cost of the credentialing examination for Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) for new graduates who pass the examination within 6 months of graduation from a CAHIIM accredited HIA or HIT program.

Criteria for Reimbursement Award

  • You must be a SDHIMA student member, in good standing, of SDHIMA for a minimum of 6 months prior to graduation/program completion.
  • You must take and pass your certification exam within six months of your graduation from an accredited HIA or HIT program.
  • The examination date may not extend more than 6 months beyond the date of graduation (course completion) as stated on the college transcript.
  • Application and scheduling of the examination is the sole responsibility of the graduate.
  • Application for reimbursement is the sole responsibility of the graduate.
  • You must complete the required application form with proof of passing the exam and submit to Education Committee by the required date November 30, 2022.

Procedure for Reimbursement

Upon achieving a passing grade as established by AHIMA, the student can apply for reimbursement. Note: the following documents must be attached to the application.

  • Written proof from AHIMA of passing grade for the certification examination.
  • Proof of program completion date (unofficial transcript indicating degree conferred date or letter from program on educational institution letterhead).
  • Receipt for proof of payment (canceled check or printout of receipt for online registration).
  • Request for reimbursement must be within 60 days of the date on the passing grade notification.

* Candidates for the Credential Reimbursement must submit applications using the online process through the SDHIMA website. The decision to award the scholarships is made by the SDHIMA Board.