The first internationally recognised certification

The CHCIO programme is the first healthcare industry specific credential developed by CIOs for CIOs. The programme was developed by a group of experienced CIO members of CHIME in 2008. Since then, more than 800 people have taken the challenge of becoming CHCIO certified across the world.

Am I eligible to take the certification?

In order to take the International CHCIO exam, you will need to be:

  • A professional BCS members (MBCS) or above
  • FEDIP registered at Advanced Practitioner status or above
  • Currently practicing in Health and Care informatics.

Should you meet these requirements, you would be able to apply to take the examination.

Maintaining your credentials

In order to maintain your International CHCIO status, a practitioner must:

  • Continue to be a BCS professional member, or above
  • Continue to be a member of the CHIME UK chapter
  • Maintain their FEDIP registration, which requires individuals to maintain and document CPD and requires revalidation every three years.

What do I do next?

If you're interested in taking the International CHCIO certification and would like to learn more about the process, please complete our form and we'll be in touch to confirm next steps.

Further information about the International CHCIO programme can be found in our brochure.

Mark Kenny, Head of Healthtech, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Mark was the first to pass the Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) qualification in BCS’ cohort one, after it was announced the international recognised exam was to be available exclusively to BCS members in the UK.