CAHIIM-Accredited HIM Programs (South Carolina Colleges)

In order to sit for the AHIMA RHIT and RHIA certification exams, you MUST first be enrolled in your final semester as a senior in good standing OR be a graduate of an associate (2-year) or bachelor’s  (4-year, BA or BS) degree program that is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  There are NO exceptions made for these certification exam requirements through AHIMA.  Experience and alternative degrees are not accepted.

The following programs are based in South Carolina and are currently in good standing as approved degree programs with CAHIIM (reviewed January 2016).  To check the current status of any program, please visit CAHIIM’s website at

Florence-Darlington Technical College
Program Level:  Associate

320 West Cheves Street
P.O. Box 100548 – Office 359
Florence, SC 29502-0548

Contact:  Allison Waren, Program Contact     /     Phone:  (843) 661-8119     /     Email:
Content Delivery Method:  Campus
Certificate of Degree Program:  No

Greenville Technical College
Program Level:  Associate

PO Box 5616
Greenville, SC 29606

Contact:  Susan Walther     /       Phone:  (864) 250-3026     /      Email:
Content Delivery Method:  Campus and Online
Certificate of Degree Program:  No

Midlands Technical College
Program Level:  Associate

Health Science Building
1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170-2199

Contact:  Elizabeth Gibbs     /     Phone:  (803) 822-3072     /     Email:
Content Delivery Method:  Campus
Certificate of Degree Program:  No

University of South Carolina Upstate
Program Level:  Baccalaureate

800 University Way
Media Building, Room 206
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Contact:  Nick Rouse     /     Phone:  (864) 503-5562     /     Email:
Content Delivery Method:  Online
Certificate of Degree Program:  No