RHIT Practice Test

The Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam is available for health information professionals who would like to earn their Registered Health Information Technician certification. The RHIT certification is administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), which is a nationwide organization dedicated to maintaining and improving health information management practices and standards.


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Health Information Technicians who pass the RHIT exam demonstrate their ability to enter information into computer systems accurately and analyze patient data. Along with practical experience and a bachelor’s degree, the RHIT certification can advance professionals to management positions. The RHIT certification is ideal for various healthcare settings including mental health facilities, nursing agencies, and pharmaceutical companies.

Who is eligible to take the RHIT exam?

Health Information Technicians who are interested in taking the RHIT exam must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least an associate’s degree, completing the academic requirements of a Health Information Management (HIM) program. The HIM program must have Commision on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) accreditation. Visit the CAHIIM website for a list of accredited programs.
  • Complete a HIM program approved by a foreign association. AHIMA must have a reciprocity agreement with the association.

For verification, applicants may be required to provide supporting documentation, such as official school transcripts or a letter of attestation.

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Early Testing

If an applicant is enrolled in their final term in a CAHIIM-accredited program, they are eligible to take the exam early. They meet one of the following requirements:

  • Graduated from the program but waiting for official transcripts
  • Completed the coursework but have not yet graduated
  • Currently enrolled in their last term

How to apply for the RHIT

Applicants can submit an application on the AHIMA website or mail in a paper application. Below you will find the application fees for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.

  • AHIMA Member Price: $229
  • Non-member Price: $299
  • AHIMA Premier Member Price: $217.55

*If applicants are ineligible for the exam or request to withdraw their application, they will receive their application fees minus a $75 processing fee.

After an application is approved, candidates will receive an Authorization to Test letter (ATT). The ATT states that candidates have a four-month window to schedule their exam appointment. Applicants who fail to schedule their exam within the four-month window will forfeit their exam fee.

What topics are covered on the RHIT exam?

The Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam consists of 6 sections.

  • Data Content, Structure, and Information Governance (24-28%). This section includes concepts like applying healthcare standards (Ex. Joint Commission, Meaningful Use).
  • Access, Disclosure, Privacy, and Security (12-16%). This section includes concepts such as conducting privacy audits.
  • Data Analytics and Use (14-18%). This section includes competencies like compiling healthcare statistics and reports.
  • Revenue Cycle Management (14-18%). This section includes skills like conducting coding audits.
  • Compliance (13-17%). This section includes competencies like performing quality assessments.
  • Leadership (11-15%). This section includes skills like creating and modifying HIM policies and procedures

What to expect on test day

The Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam is 3.5 hours, with 150 multiple-choice questions (130 scored/ 20 pretest). The RHIT exam is offered at qualifying Pearson VUE testing locations. Candidates are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time, with two unexpired forms of identification. The first ID must have a photograph and the candidate’s signature, while the second ID is only required to have the candidate’s signature.

Candidates will receive their scores after the completion of the exam. The passing score for the RHIT exam is at least 300 out of 400.

How to prepare for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam

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