Maintenance Requirements for CHFP/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

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 September 1 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.

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 to certified members only; login required).

Download a list of eligible CHFP/FHFMA maintenance activities.  

Maintenance Requirements for CRCR

To stay abreast of all the changes occurring in healthcare today, you will need to maintain your CRCR certification every two years. The recertification process is straightforward: to re-certify as a CRCR, you must take an exam. This consists of a 75-question online test. The price for the test is $100.  

The recertification materials (study guide and examination) are now available for purchase. Note: If you are not eligible to recertify the sytem will not allow you to purchase the CRCR recertification exam. If you need assistance with your CRCR purchase please call the HFMA Member Service Center at (800) 252-4362, and press 2.

For more information about certification maintenance requirements, email careerservices@hfma.org or call (800) 252-4362 and ask for Career Services.