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HFMA Certification

HFMA Certification:

Certified Healthcare Financial Professional Designation


CHFP Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the CHFP examination
  • Current and active regular or advanced HFMA membership*

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.

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.

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 careerservices@hfma.org.

For more information about the certification program, exam policies and procedures, download the Certification Program and Policies Handbook.

Certification Exam Agreements

Member Exam Agreement
Chapter Exam Agreement

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).

Other HFMA Certifications

  • Fellow of Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA)
    learn more

  • Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR) Program - learn more
  • Certified Technical Specialist (CTS) Program - learn more

Texas Gulf Coast Chapter

Gold Sponsors 



Silver Sponsors


Availity, LLC



Cleverly + Associates

Conifer Health Solutions



Duke Realty


Harris & Harris
Jackson Walker
Managed Resources, Inc.

Memorial Hermann System Services 

Parallon Business Solutions


Resource Corporation of America


SPi  Healthcare

Sullins Johnston Rohrbach & Magers
The SSI Group
Triage Consulting Group

Bronze Sponsors 

American Express

Apogee Consulting Group

Avadyne Health

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

CHI St. Luke's Heatlh

Cirius Group, Inc.

CNA HealthPro

Enable Comp, LLC


HCFS, Inc.

MASH, Inc.


Parrish Shaw


Winthrop Resources

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