Maintenance Requirements: Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) or Fellow of HFMA (FHFMA)

HFMA members who have earned either the Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) or Fellow of HFMA (FHFMA) designation must maintain their certification every three years by meeting two basic requirements:

  • Remain an active HFMA member in good standing
  • Complete 60 eligible education programs/activities every three years

Reporting Your Education Activities

Online Reporting Tool: 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. Access to the online reporting tool is available only to current CHFP/FHFMA certified members; login required.

Download instructions for using the online reporting tool along with a list of eligible CHFP/FHFMA maintenance activities. This document also includes general certification maintenance information.  (Revised April 2017)  

Maintenance Requirements: Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR) and Certified Specialist (CS)

HFMA CRCR and CS certificants must maintain their certification every two years. The recertification process is straightforward: to re-certify as a CRCR or CS, you must take a 50-question online exam. To help you prepare for the exam, you will have access to an updated elearning course. The cost of the CS and CRCR recertification exam is $100.

The 2018 recertification window is now open. 

Certified Revenue Cycle Representative Recertification: Purchase your CRCR Recertification materials now (for certificants with a maintenance due date of 5/31/2018 only).
Certified Specialist, Managed Care Recertification: Purchase your CSMC Recertification materials now (for certificants with a maintenance due date of 5/31/2018 only).
Certified Specialist, Accounting and Finance recertification: Purchase your CSAF Recertification now (for certificants with a maintenance due date of 5/31/2018 only).

Note: Recertification program access is available only through your maintenance due date of May 31, 2018. All assessment attempts including retakes, and any 30-day retake window(s), must be completed within the January through May window. Extensions past May 31, 2018 are NOT permitted. 

The recertification elearning course and exam are available for purchase 5 months in advance of your expiration date (the expiration date is always 5/31/XX). Recertification programs must be completed prior to May 31. Several reminders will be emailed to you (so please sign in to hfma.org and be sure your email address is updated) before your expiration date. In January of the year of eligibility, you will receive a reminder email that includes the link to purchase the recertification elearning course materials and assessment. Note: If you are not eligible to recertify you will not be able to purchase the recertification materials. 

If you have any HFMA maintenance questions please call the HFMA Career Services Department at (800) 252-4362, ext. 311.