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 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

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 the online reporting tool (available only to current certified members; login required). What activities count towards maintenance? Download a list of eligible CHFP/FHFMA maintenance 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 July 15 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.

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 75-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 recertification elearning course and exam are available for purchase approximately 6 months before your expiration date (the expiration date is always 5/31/XX). 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 and exam. Note: If you are not eligible to recertify you will not be able to purchase the recertification materials.

Taking Your Recertification Exam

Recertification information for all eligible certifications will be communicated and posted here in January 2017.

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