CAHIIM’s accreditation practice is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is charged with developing accreditation standards, and then assessing whether individual programs meet those standards. CAHIIM partners with professional organizations to ensure the Curriculum Standard contains the content and competencies required by that profession.

Two councils, one each for Health Information Management and Health Informatics, conduct reviews of academic programs, including site visits, and make recommendations to the Board for program accreditation.