AHDI Accreditation for Digital Transcription

It might be interesting to know the AHDI fees involved for digital transcription accreditation. We asked two schools for information on this. We were told the review process charged by the AHDI costs $2000.00. The yearly fee to be posted on the AHDI website after acceptance is $500.00. The AHDI has employees and needs to pay them and pay for expenses. Of course there would be fees involved.

A school which is almost always filled to capacity wouldn’t need this service. Schools which have been in existence for years and years have a strong referral base and don’t want added expense. A very large corporate school might find this service irrelevant due to their size and the fact they focus on governmental accreditation instead.

Is AHDI accreditation a necessity? Of course not. There are hundreds of schools teaching digital transcription and only a small handful of schools listed on the AHDI site which chose to be reviewed and then approved. There are almost no community colleges rated by the AHDI and community colleges have produced the majority of MTs over the last 40 years.

I hope we have been fair to all and helped our readers. We will cover more information on this in a follow-up post. What curriculum or text publisher is most popular and which is best?

How can you secure your digital transcription work from home?

When you are looking out for constant stream of work from the Internet, then digital transcription will definitely help you to achieve that. With the help of digital transcription, you will be able to make it possible for clients all over the world to get the transcription work done within a very short amount of time. However, when it comes to digital transcription, there is no need for any physical cassette tapes, or for that matter VHS on any other bulky media storage capability that was to be the norm a few years ago.

The best part of digital transcription is that you would be able to get the transcription work done over the confines of your own house, and without any kind of problems. After the work is complete, you can send over the files to the client with the help of an email attachment. This way, the clients will be able to receive the email, and you can be guaranteed of your payment as well is the delivery of the task within that desired period of time. It will also leave a paper trail in case there is any kind of contest to the type of work that you have sent.

With digital transcription services undertaken from the confines of your own house, there is no need for you to worry about the distance between you and your client. Since there is no amount of travelling to be done, the work can easily be within your pay grade.