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. The cost of the recertification exam is $100.

The recertification materials (study guide and examination) are available for purchase 6 months before your expiration date (the expiration date is always 5/31/XX). Several reminders will be sent to you leading up to your expiration date. On January 1 of the year of eligibility, you will receive a reminder notice including the link to purchase the materials. Note: If you are not eligible to recertify you will not be able to purchase the recertification materials.

Taking Your Recertification Exam

CRCR Recertification: Purchase your CRCR Recertification materials now (for certificants due 5/31/2016).

Certified Specialist, Managed Care: Purchase your CSMC Recertification materials now (for certificants due 5/31/2016).

Certified Specialist, Accounting and Finance: Purchase your CSAF Recertification materials now (for certificants due 5/31/2016).

Recertification information for the following certifications will be communicated and posted here in January 2017: Certified Specialist, Business Intelligence (CSBI) and Certified Specialist, Physician Practice Management (CSPPM):

If you have any Certified Specialist (CS) or Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR) recertification questions please call the HFMA Career Services Department at (800) 252-4362, ext. 311.