AHIMA Gold Standard Certifications

Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA®)


The CHDA credential certified mastery of data management and analytics skills of healthcare professionals

Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates must meet one of the following eligibility requirements to sit for the CHDA examination:

  • Healthcare information management credential (RHIT®) and minimum of three (3) years of healthcare data experience; OR
  • Baccalaureate degree and a minimum of three (3) years of healthcare data experience; OR
  • Healthcare information management credential (RHIA®); OR
  • Master’s in Health Information Management (HIM) or Health Informatics from an accredited school; OR
  • Master’s or higher degree and one (1) year of healthcare data experience

Career Opportunities:

Analyst/business analyst/applications analyst II, director/assistant director, research, HIM, health services administration, chargemaster, chief data/data quality officer, compliance auditor/analyst/manager/director, corporate revenue cycle manager, decision support, VP/director

Exam Preparation

Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) Exam Preparation by Susan White, PhD, RHIA, CHDA. AHIMA Press.

E-Learning: Certified Health Data Analyst Exam Prep

CHDA Exam Preparation Self-Paced Webinar Series

CHDA Practice Exam in ICD-10

In-Person Workshops
Check your local chapter for upcoming workshops.

Additional CCS Recommended Resources: (include chart found at:

Content Domains
Data Management Data Analytics Data Reporting
CHDA Exam Prep by Susan White, PhD, RHIA, CHDA. AHIMA Press.
A Practical Approach to Analyzing Healthcare Data, Third Edition by Susan White, PhD, RHIA, CHDA. AHIMA Press.
Data Analytics in Healthcare Research: Tools and Strategies by David Marc, MBS, CHDA; and Ryan Sandefer, MA, CPHIT. AHIMA Press.
CHDA Exam Prep Series [Click on CHDA Exam Prep tab]. AHIMA Online Education.
CHDA Practice Exam. AHIMA Online Education.
CHDA Exam Preparation Self-Paced Learning. AHIMA Webinars. Includes 7 webinars which may be purchased as a Bundle with a book and the exam, or separately:

CHDA Exam Prep Workshops
Health Data Analysis Toolkit. AHIMA Toolkit.