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Preparation for the AHIMA RHIT Exam Resource

This Guide from the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) includes eligibility qualifications, guidelines for application and exam scheduling, and information on what to expect for various AHIMA certification exams--including the RHIT.

You will have access to your e-textbooks as you prepare for your exam.

Utilize the RHIT Exam Preparation Manual and it’s companion website site to practice and review for your exam along with Nanette Sayles and Leslie Gordon, Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach.  The edition will be based on when you graduate from the program.



Meet Successful RHIT Exam Takers- “Tips from those Who Have Done It!”

Archived Sessions

You are invited to listen to online panel discussions featuring HIT graduates who have taken and passed the RHIT Exam.  Learn their methods of preparing successfully to take the RHIT Exam, and listen to informative discussion on the tips and resources which they feel led to their success! 

Questions? Please contact your HIT Program Coordinator.

Student Tips

To best prepare for the Practicum course and the RHIT exam, our Rasmussen HIT tutors suggest that HIT students:

  • Save all their textbooks

    • Keep your physical textbooks

    • Take notes in all your eTextbooks and be sure to print the notes off at the end of the course

  • Save all your notes

  • Save all your course's Power Points 

Additional Resources

1. Quizlet has flashcards for the RHIT exam at

2. In addition to eMaterials from the library, AHIMA puts out two types of online guides for their certification exams: Exam Resources and  Candidate Guide. These are located on the AHIMA homepage, under the Certification tab.

3. During the HIT Capstone course, students will receive the AHIMA RHIT Exam Prep guide. That guide contains an access code for a resource with:

  • three (3) sample RHIT exams
  • flash cards
  • and a learning mode to prepare you for the test.

4. Students may also want to access the Pearson-Vue Testing Center (online) to take their practice exams (link is on the lower right). The practice exams here cost money, but they will allow you to get a feel for how the software functions prior to actually taking the test.