RHDS Exam Prep
  • Demonstrate Professional Knowledge
  • Prove Industry Commitment
  • Prepare for the CHDS Credential
  • All for Only $175

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RHDS Exam Preparation Training

Why Should I Earn the RHDS Credential?

The RHDS Exam Prep training program prepares you to earn the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist credential offered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). Earning this credential:

  • Demonstrates professional knowledge and skills – Proudly display on your resume that you're a quality medical transcriptionist with the knowledge and skills to do the job well.
  • Proves your industry commitment – Show employers that you're committed to excellence and professionalism in your field of practice.
  • First step toward more advanced credentials – Earning the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist credential is the first step toward the Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist credential, which certifies both professional skills and experience.

Career Step's up-to-date RHDS Exam Preparation program is specifically designed to prepare you for AHDI's new test format, ensuring that your test preparation is as effective as possible.

Is Career Step the School for Me?

Career Step has been training quality medical transcriptionists for over 20 years, and with our Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) Exam Prep program you'll enjoy:

  • Affordable tuition – Career Step Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) Exam Prep training helps you quickly polish the professional skills you need to successfully earn your RHDS credential for only $175.
  • Trusted reputation – Make the most of your exam prep time by preparing with one of the best schools in the industry, trusted by hundreds of medical transcription employers.
  • Up-to-date training – Specifically designed to prepare you for the new AHDI RHDS credentialing exam (released in 2011), Career Step training helps you make the most of your test prep time.

Prepare with Career Step, and polish the skills you need to earn the RHDS credential and improve your resume!

RHDS Exam Preparation Course

How Long Will the Training Take?

The RHDS (Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist) Exam Preparation training program is designed to be completed in about 1 month of part-time study. However, the online format allows you to study on your own schedule and your own pace, so your enrollment includes 4 months of program access in case you need extra time. The test preparation course includes 90 hours of curriculum.

What Will I Be Learning?

In the RHDS Exam Prep Preparation course you'll review:
  • Health Information Technology
  • English Language and Grammar
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Disease

After establishing a solid knowledge foundation, you'll move to the "practicum" section. In the practicum, you'll practice your professional medical transcription skills on authentic doctor dictations and patient records. This hands-on experience helps you ensure your transcription skills are as sharp as possible before you take the RHDS credentialing exam to become a Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist.

For more information on what is included in the RHDS Exam Preparation program, download the program brochure:

RHDS Exam Prep Brochure

RHDS Exam Preparation Course Tuition

How Much Does the RHDS Exam Prep Course Cost?

Everything you need to succeed is included in one, low tuition payment of $175.

AHDI members can enjoy a significant discount and take the course for $150. Call 1-800-411-7073 and have your AHDI membership number handy to enroll over the phone and claim your discount!

The tuition fee entitles you to an initial 4 months of program access.

What is Included With My Training Program?

Everything you need to succeed is included with your Career Step program. You'll have:

  • Complete online access to expert-created curriculum
  • One-on-one help from instructors and our technical support team

The Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) Exam Prep course includes 90 hours of curriculum.

RHDS Exam Preparation FAQs

Get answers to the frequently asked questions (FAQs) before you enroll in a RHDS Exam Preparation program.

What does RHDS stand for?

RHDS stands for Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist. The RHDS credential is awarded upon successful completion of the AHDI credentialing exam. This exam is recommended for medical transcriptionists with less than two years of acute care experience.

What is the difference between the RHDS and CHDS exams?

A medical transcriptionist with less than two years of acute care transcription work experience may take the RHDS exam through AHDI. In order to take the CHDS certification exam, it is strongly recommended that a medical transcriptionist have at least two years of acute care transcription work experience.

Is the AHDI Book of Style required to complete the Career Step RHDS Exam Prep training program?

The AHDI Book of Style is not specifically required, but it is a useful and informative tool in understanding both the stylistic and formatting requirements mandated by AHDI. Throughout the program, you'll find Book of Style hints and guidelines for many of the body systems and specialties.

How is the Career Step RHDS Exam Prep course structured?

The Career Step RHDS Exam Prep course is offered entirely online, providing 24/7 access to all material and allowing you to progress through the curriculum at a pace that fits your busy lifestyle. The program is broken into modules, or course subjects, and is designed to help you quickly polish the knowledge and skills you'll need to successfully earn the RHDS credential.

What type of student support does Career Step offer?

Career Step's student support has several levels and is designed to ensure that you're not alone as you work through the online course.

  • Student Support Instructors and Advisors who have professional experience in the industry and provide prompt answers to questions about the program material.

  • Technical Support Advisors who are available six days a week to help you work through any technical or computer issues encountered within the training program.

Though the course is entirely online, you'll never be on your own. Career Step's student support team is available to offer personal, ongoing support all the way through the training program.

How much practice dictation is included in the programs?

There are 57 doctor dictation files included in the Career Step RHDS Exam Prep course. This dictation provides you the opportunity to polish your medical transcription skills before taking the RHDS exam.

How long does it take to finish the course?

The RHDS Exam Prep course offers 90 completion hours of curriculum. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study at a pace your busy lifestyle allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary from other students.

Every student who enrolls in a Career Step training program receives an initial 4-month period of enrollment. If you need extra time to complete the course after your initial enrollment, we have extensions available for purchase. Please call 1-800-246-7837 for details.

What computer specifications are required to complete the course?

We recommend the following computer system specifications:

Hardware

  • Active internet connection (High speed/Broadband connection recommended)
  • 800 X 600 minimum resolution (1024 X 768 or higher recommended)
  • Sound card and speakers (Earphones recommended)
  • Available USB port

Software

  • Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)
  • Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)
  • PDF reader

Browser

  • Internet Explorer 9.x/10.x/11.x
  • Firefox 3.x or greater*
  • Safari 3.1 to 8.0 (Mac only)*
  • Javascript and cookies must be enabled

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows (XP®, Vista®, 7 with latest service pack)
  • Mac OS X (10.4.11 or greater)*
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) is not currently compatible

*The Medical Transcription Editor program includes a third party software tool that makes the training only compatible with Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer.

Note: Mobile browsing devices are not currently supported. However, Career Step is investigating the implementation of mobile device support, and these specifications will be updated once a decision has been reached.

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