Earning the Certified Healthcare Financial Professional® Designation

New CHFP for a New Era in Healthcare

Starting in June 2015, the CHFP is being updated to provide the broad range of business and financial skills essential for succeeding in today's high-value healthcare environment: business acumen, Collaboration, financial strategy and understanding future trends.

The new CHFP course modules explore:

  • Module 1: The Business of Healthcare - Healthcare finance overview, risk mitigation, evolving payment models, healthcare accounting and cost analysis, strategic finance, and managing financial resources.
  • Module 2: Operational Excellence: Exercises and case studies on the application of business acumen in healthcare. The application of business acumen includes exercises that use a case study approach to understanding the business of healthcare.

Earning the CHFP - The CHFP credential is awarded upon successful completion of module 1 end of course assessment and successful completion of module 2 case study exercises. HFMA membership is required. 

The CHFP program costs are as follows:

  • Module I (Business of Healthcare) - $400 Member, $450 Non-Member

  • Module II (Operational Excellence) - $300 Member only

Individuals who have earned the CHFP prior to 2015 are not affected by these changes. 

New CHFP Program Pre-registration

Pre-registration allows interested members to email HFMA. HFMA will email interested parties as soon as the link to purchase and more information about the new program is available. Email mailto:careerservices@hfma.org?subject=Requesting CHFP Program Pre-registration to pre-register. 

Please refer to the CHFP Realigned program FAQs for more program information. Questions? Please email careerservices@hfma.org .

Current CHFP Program

Please note:
The current CHFP program is being retired as of May 1, 2015. If you are currently pursuing the CHFP please contact HFMA's Career Services department for more information. HFMA will continue to support candidates that are in process with the current program. Please call (800) 252-4362 and ask for Certification.


Certification Inquiries
For more information about the HFMA Certification Programs, contact the Career Services Department at  mailto:certification@hfma.org?subject=I would like more information about HFMA Certification or (800) 252-4362.