You are eligible to apply to the program if you have a health information management diploma and at least two years of experience.
You must have the equivalent of a minimum "B" average over the last two years of your most recent post-secondary degree/diploma.
Most classes at UVic are taught in English.
You must provide proof that you are proficient in the English language to attend UVic.
We accept three language tests as proof of language proficiency: TOEFL, IELTS or MET. Official test score reports must be sent directly to UVic by the testing agency. We cannot accept test scores more than two years old.
Note: individual departments may set a higher standard for minimum test scores.
Note: you may submit unofficial test score reports as part of your application. If you submit unofficial test score results, your application will be reviewed and you may be offered program admission pending submission of official test score results.
How to apply
To apply, you must complete an online application for the Professional Development Certificate in Health Terminology Standards. Click the "Apply Online" button below.
We will begin evaluating your file based on the unofficial documents you upload with your online application. If we offer you admission to a program, you must submit official documents to receive a final offer of admission.
How do I submit my documents?
You must upload your unofficial documents when you apply. Unofficial documents include:
- unofficial transcripts from all institutions you have attended (including UVic)
- a copy of your CV/resume
- any other individual program requirements
After you complete the online application, you will receive a confirmation email.
If we make you an offer of admission, we need your final official transcripts. These should be sent directly to the Division of Continuing Studies, University of Victoria – Attn: Susy Torres. We will accept official transcripts sent by students or dropped off in person as long as they are in a sealed/endorsed envelope.
We will also accept transcripts electronically via a secure digital transcript service or emailed directly from the issuing institution (in PDF format) from a verifiable institutional email address. Electronic transcripts should be sent to email@example.com.
You must upload unofficial transcripts from all institutions which you have attended.
Unofficial transcripts include:
- photocopies which have not been endorsed as true copies by the issuing institution
- transcripts which have been opened or which arrive without a sealed envelope
- transcripts which have not been endorsed by the issuing institution
- transcripts received electronically from the student
We cannot provide a full offer of admission without the required official documents. If we require official documents, they'll be listed in your program acceptance email.
Official transcripts and degree certificates are those which arrive in sealed envelopes. They must be endorsed by the home university (by signature, seal or chop over the closure).
Official transcripts and/or confirmation of degree can also be received electronically. To be considered official, documents must be received via a secure digital transcript service or emailed directly from the issuing institution (in PDF format) from a verifiable institutional email address.
Certified photocopies are acceptable if they are endorsed by the issuing university. They must be sent in a sealed, endorsed envelope.
Official documents will not be returned. They become the property of the University of Victoria. If your originals are irreplaceable, you should submit copies for evaluation purposes. You must be able to provide the originals for comparison. Do not send official documents until all of your course work is complete and your degree is conferred.
If your academic records are in a language other than English, they must be:
- issued in their original language
- accompanied by certified English translations
If the institution you attended cannot translate the documents into English, you must find a certified translator. They must provide us with translations and copies of the original documents. English translations must be literal translations of the original documents.
English translations of French language transcripts from Canadian institutions are not required.
Additional requirements for applications from Indian institutions
- We require official copies of semester-wise statements of marks/marksheets for all years and a degree certificate. Official provisional certificates are acceptable if you graduated within the last three years and cannot obtain a degree certificate.
- We must receive marks sheets and degrees directly from the university or institution that issued the degree. They cannot be from an affiliated college.
- We do not accept consolidated or American-style mark sheets/transcripts, unless your institution does not provide semester-wise marksheets.
Additional requirements for applicants from Chinese institutions
We require an official transcript and a verified or certified copy of the official degree certificate. Degree certificates must indicate the date the degree was awarded.