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 October 2019).  To check the current status of any program, please visit CAHIIM’s website at

Associates Degree

Greenville Technical College

Program Level:  Associate

P.O. Box 5616
Greenville, SC 29606

Program Director: Lisa Seibert, RHIA, CCS
Phone: 864-250-3050

Content Delivery Method: Campus and Online
Certificate of the Degree Program: No

Baccalaureate Degree

University of South Carolina Upstate

Program Level:  Baccalaureate

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

Program Director: Nick Rouse, MS, MBA, EdD, RHIA
Phone: 864-503-5562

Content Delivery Method: Online
Certificate of the Degree Program: No