The Certification Exam Application for Core and Specialties:
The Exam Candidate Handbook:
Study Guides for the Core and the Specialties:
IMPORTANT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM CHANGES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011
HFMA has redesigned the certification program effective January 1, 2011. Please visit the following link on the National HFMA website: http://www.hfma.org/Education-and-Events/Certification/CHFP/Earning-the-Certified-Healthcare-Financial-Professional-Designation/ to learn more about the changes to the program. In general, all study materials are now available electronically and exams are scheduled and taken on an individual basis through Castle Worldwide Testing Centers.
Have You Entered Your Maintenance Hours?
Did you know that you must self report all continuing education activities to maintain your certification status as a CHFP or FHFMA?
Continuing Education Requirement
The Board of Examiners (BoE) has specified the following maintenance requirements:
90 contact hours total in eligible programs over the three-year reporting period
For example, each time you go to a monthly HFMA meeting or another qualified activity, you need to enter the hours, program title, date, etc. in an on-line reporting tool that is available on the National HFMA website. A list of education activities eligible for certification maintenance can also be found there. For the HFMA online education tool and complete instructions, go to…
Please keep a copy of the agenda and/or CPE certificate from each continuing education activity attended, in case you are asked to provide proof of your attendance. Also, sign the CPE sign-in sheet that is usually provided near the registration desk at HFMA Chapter meetings.
Failure to complete the above requirements will result in removal of the certification designation by September 1 of the year the maintenance was required, i.e. your “Good thru” date. Once a designation has been removed, the member must complete the entire certification process again, including re-taking the certification examinations and submitting a conforming CHFP and/or FHFMA application with all appropriate fees, to HFMA National.
Gulf Coast Chapter
The Outsource Group
St. Luke's Episcopal Health System
Methodist Hospital System
Grant & Weber Texas, Inc.
Cirus Group, Inc.