HIM Future Education Model (FEM) Demonstration Program

Demonstration Program Application

CAHIIM invites Future Education Model Program applications starting July 31 to October 9, 2023.

CAHIIM is inviting existing and new HIM associate, baccalaureate, and master’s level degree programs to participate in a demonstration program as early adopters of the Future Education Model HIM Accreditation Standards.

Selected FEM Demonstration Programs will gain early access to the HIM Accreditation Standards guidance materials and Competencies and will complete their reaccreditation process in 2025.

All HIM programs will need to comply with the new standards by Fall 2026 and will be offered training. However, their reaccreditation schedule will remain unchanged.

Additional Resources

  • Competency-based Education (CBE) recommended readings
  • Draft validation survey [coming November 2024]
  • HIM role delineation infographic [coming December 2024]
  • Approved CAHIIM HIM Accreditation Standards [coming January 2025]
  • Competency Crosswalk [coming February 2024]

Benefits of Being a Future Education Model (FEM)
HIM Demonstration Program


  • Training and Coaching

  • National Recognition

  • Networking Opportunities

  • Evaluation

  • Student Outcomes