Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner Details

Certification Industry: Healthcare

Certificate Name: Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner

Certificate Issuing Authority: American Health Information Management Association

Certification Price: Premium Member Price: $246.05 Member Price: $259 Non-Member Price: $329

Certificate Validity: The credential is valid for two years

One who wants to grow in the field of health informatics and information management and improve their knowledge in clinical documentation should take up this exam.

One has to communicate with patients about their health status and condition, and then document it in the best possible way. 

Average Salary Range

USA: $72,786k ( Source )

Who Should Apply?

Minimum Qualification Required:

  1. Must hold either of these AHIMA certifications - RHIA, RHIT, CCS, or CCS-P OR

  2. Medical credential - MD, DO, or RN with at least two years experience in clinical documentation OR

  3. Hold an associate degree or higher with coursework completed in both Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology and have at least three year’s experience in clinical documentation improvement. 


  1. Increase in Knowledge: You will work on new technology in the field of privacy and security. Challenging situations will teach you a lot and improve your knowledge. Thus, you can work with big companies as well.  

  2. Opportunity for Professional Connections: You will get an opportunity to work with experienced doctors and increase your network that can help in career growth as well.

Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner Exam Details:

  • Number of Questions: 140 
  • Type of Questions: MCQ
  • Time allotted: 3 Hours

Examination Topics

  1. Clinical Coding Practice (22-26%)

  2. Leadership (17-22%)

  3. Record Review and Document Clarification (24-28%)

  4. CDI Metrics and Statistics (14-18%)

  5. Research and Education (11-15%)

  6. Compliance (4-8%)