Instructions for Reapplicants

How to reapply if it’s less than 2 years since you last applied 

If you’re reapplying within two years of your original approval to take the exam, the process to reapply is simple.

1. Approval is based on the date of the first letter saying you were approved for a specific exam – for example, Spring or Fall of that year.

2. When you decide you’re ready, just complete the Reapplication Request stating you want to take the exam. Email, mail, or fax it to us. This tells us to add you to the testing schedule.

3. There is a nonrefundable reapplication fee of $75 for processing. This fee can be paid by check, money order in U.S. funds, or credit card online using your ABIH ID at MY ACCOUNT.

4. If you want to take the Spring examination, we’ll need everything by February 1. If you’re planning to take the Fall examination, we need the request and fee by August 1.

How to reapply if you have to cancel the Exam, but know when you want to take it

If you have to cancel your appointment to take the Exam, let us know about your change in plans and also have us approve you for a future exam.

1. Assuming it’s been within 2 years of your original or subsequent approval to take the exam, just complete the Cancel Request form stating you’re canceling your exam appointment and that you want be approved to take the exam during a future session. Email, mail, or fax the completed form to us.

2. Be sure to notify Prometric Testing of your change in plans at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time.

3. There is a non-refundable reapplication fee of $75 for processing. This fee can be paid by check, money order in U.S. funds, or by credit card online using your last name and your ABIH ID at MY ACCOUNT.

4. If you want to take the Spring exam, we’ll need everything by February 1.  If you’re planning to take the Fall Exam, we need your request and fee by August 1.

5. Approval is based on the date of the first letter saying you were approved for a specific exam – for example, Spring or Fall of that year.

How to reapply if it’s more than 2 years since you last applied

If you are reapplying more than 2 years since your original/subsequent approval, you will need to update your IH work experience and meet all current eligibility requirements.

1. Please submit the following information to us:

2. Approval is based on the date of the first letter saying you were approved for a specific exam – for example, Spring or Fall of that year, or since you last updated your experience profile.

3. Remember, all reference questionnaires should be composed by the person providing the reference and sent directly to ABIH.

How to reapply if your file has been destroyed

If you are reapplying after your application was inactive for more than 3 years, in which case it was destroyed, you must establish a new application file.

1. The procedure to follow depends on whether or not you were previously approved for the exam.

2. If you were previously approved by ABIH to take the CIH exam, you will need to update your IH work experience and meet all current eligibility requirements. Please submit the following information to us:

3. If you were not previously approved by ABIH to take the CIH exam, you will need to follow all the requirements for a new applicant. Be sure to note on your Application Form that you had previously applied to ABIH.

4. Remember, all reference questionnaires should be composed by the person providing the reference and sent directly to us.