Health Information Management

Certificate 2 months

Health Information Management Certificate

Build confidence in your career with Penn Foster's Health Information Management Certificate Program. It's an affordable way for you to learn new skills or refresh your healthcare industry knowledge.

  • Helps prepare you for working with electronic systems including recording data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting.
  • Accredited program can enhance your professional health information and management skills.
  • Our online programs are flexible enough for you to finish them at a pace that works for you, based on how much time you can dedicate to your coursework each week.
Self Paced

Cost of Program


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What You Will Learn

  1. How to use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis.
  2. How to create, organize, and maintain clinical databases and registries.
  3. The functions of both the patient portals and personal health records, with regard to patient care.
  4. How to assess and address ethical issues healthcare professionals face today.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Health Information Career Outcomes 

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians







Penn Foster's online, self-paced Health Information Management Certificate Program can help enhance your knowledge and skills to improve your performance in your current position and help prepare you to take the next steps in your healthcare career. 

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this program. See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information. Please review your state board requirements that are applicable to your field of study. State boards may impose a variety of different requirements.

Health Information Management Curriculum 

  • 2 courses
  • 12.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 2 months
  • Average time = 3 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework.

Penn Foster's Health Information Management curriculum covers the fundamental information needed to further develop the skills necessary to advance your healthcare career. Your courses include:

  • Law, Ethics, and Confidentiality in Allied Health
  • Electronic Medical Records

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Health Information Success Stories 

Penn Foster can help prepare you for a career in the healthcare industry on your terms. Graduates have been able to pursue new jobs and promotions. Learn more about how Penn Foster helped them reach their goals.
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Roger D.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2021

"Penn Foster gave me [an] advantage by giving me the education I need to become successful at my job.”

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Health Information Management Tuition

With Penn Foster’s flexible, interest-free tuition, you can take the first steps toward preparing to further your education in the healthcare industry today!

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Cost of Program


  • Pay the full cost upfront
  • No monthly payments
  • Credit card, PayPal, or ACH from bank account
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Our proven Healthcare Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals


  • Self-paced
  • Start anytime
  • Payment plans


  • Experienced instructors 
  • Live support
  • Digital textbooks


  • Online student community
  • Career services
  • Credentialed instructor assistance


  • Academic Advisors
  • Student Services 
  • Peer support

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Health Information Management Program FAQs

Can I earn a health information management certificate online?

Yes! All of Penn Foster's courses are completely online and self-paced, including our Health Information Management Certificate.

What is the average health information management specialist salary?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for someone working in health information management is $46,660 per year.*

What courses will I take for a certificate in health information management?

There are only two required courses for a certificate in health information management - Law, Ethics, and Confidentiality in Allied Health and Electronic Medical Records.

Is a certificate in health information management worth it?

A certificate in health information management can help you increase your skills, potentially helping you improve your resume. Often, individuals within the allied health industry who complete certificate programs look forward to job promotions, which may come with an increase in salary. This increase can offset the money spent on tuition.


The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work-related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.


*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Medical Records and Health Information Technicians." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed September 23, 2022.

Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.