Health Information Management

CCDS Update: CCDS recertification FAQs

CDI Strategies, October 15, 2015

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Q: How far in advance can I renew my CCDS certification?
A: Please submit no more than 60 days prior to expire date. Your expiration date is every two years from the date you took the exam. That date is on your certificate and on the score sheet you received when you took the exam.

Q: What do you recommend as the best way to submit my recertification?
A: Complete and submit the application that is available on the ACIDS web site.

Q: I don’t see a way to do it online but do see a fax number.
A: There is no online application option offered.

Q: Is it ok to submit more than the required 30 credits?
A: Only submit the credit requirements. All CEUs must have been earned in the time you held the certification. Remaining CEUs cannot be used for a future recertification. Also be sure to note the restrictions outlined on the form (ACDIS will not accept more than 10 CEUs for any single event other than certain HCPro-sponsored programs, such as the ACDIS conference and CDI Boot Camps).

Editor’s Note: Need more information? Visit the recertification page on the ACDIS web site or email CCDS Exam Coordinator Penny Richards.



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