Certified Healthcare Financial Professional Designation
Please note: The HFMA Board of Examiners strongly recommends that candidates have a minimum of 3–5 years healthcare provider management experience. This is not required to become a CHFP, but management experience is the primary preparation for the exam.
More information about the CHFP program is available by downloading the FAQs.
*Student membership does not count toward this total.
CHFP ONLINE STUDY MATERIALS
The Healthcare Finance Core Curriculum online study preparation for the CHFP examination is available for purchase. The cost for study materials is $249 ($299 for non-members). The materials are available for one calendar year from date of purchase. CHFP study materials are recommended but not required for CHFP testing candidates. If your preference is to pay by check, please download the order form.
New! The Healthcare Finance Core Curriculum is now available from iTunes. This version is compatible with iPad (requires iOS 6.0 or later). The cost for this app is $349.99 (for members and non-members). Purchase this version.
HFMA Sample CHFP Certification Exam - HFMA has developed a sample exam to help familiarize candidates with certification testing. Learn more and register to take a sample examination.
CHFP ONLINE EXAMINATION REGISTRATION
Register for the CHFP exam.
The CHFP examination is delivered via the Internet by Castle Worldwide. Registration is handled through Castle Worldwide’s website, including payment for the exam. Note: The CHFP certification costs are $395. This includes all application, testing, and processing fees. Should you not pass the examination, the retest fee is $200. Contact the Castle Worldwide main support desk with any testing center questions at (919) 572-6880. All other questions email email@example.com.
For more information about the certification program, exam policies and procedures, download the Certification Program and Policies Handbook.
Maintenance Requirements for CHFP/FHFMA
Did you know it is your responsibility to self-report your education activities using the online reporting tool. The only activities that do not need to be self-reported are activities sponsored by HFMA National for which you have received CPE credit.
HFMA members who have earned either the Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) or Fellow of HFMA (FHFMA) designation must maintain their certification by meeting two basic requirements:
• Remain an active HFMA member in good standing
• Complete 60 contact hours in eligible education programs every three years (A contact hour is 50 minutes of continuous programming, excluding meals, breaks, or social activities.)
Reporting Your Activities
You must show evidence of maintaining your CHFP or FHFMA designation every three years. Your three-year reporting period ends on May 31 of the "good through" year shown in your member record and begins on June 1 three years prior to your "good through" year.
Failure to meet the maintenance requirements by May 31 of the "good through" year will result in removal of your designation on September 1 of the "good through" year. The designation must then be re-earned by successfully completing the required certification exams and meeting the other requirements for certification. Please note that failure to renew your HFMA membership can also lead to removal of your designation.
Download a list of eligible activities.
Access the online reporting tool (available to certified members only; login required).
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