Earning the Certified Healthcare Financial Professional® Designation
- 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.
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 $195 ($295 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.
For more self-study educational opportunities, see HFMA’s eLearning catalog.
New! The Healthcare Finance Core Curriculum is now available from iTunes. This version is compatibale 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 (revised April 2013).
Castle Worldwide Testing Centers
View a listing of the cities, states and ZIP codes in which Castle Worldwide sites are available. When registering, candidates will be able to view the exact address for their selected testing site prior to confirmation. The majority of Castle Worldwide sites are open for testing Monday through Saturday during normal business hours. Exam candidates may select a date and time based on site availability during exam scheduling.
For more information about the HFMA Certification Programs, contact the Career Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 252-4362.