HFMA's Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP)

Earning the CHFP

Succeeding in today's high-value healthcare environment requires financial professionals, clinical and nonclinical leaders, and payers and others to have a broad range of business and financial skills, including:  

  • Business acumen
  • Collaboration
  • Financial strategy
  • Understanding future trends

The CHFP is geared toward financial professionals, clinical and nonclinical leaders, and payers—all those whose jobs require a deep understanding of the new financial realities of health care. The CHFP is earned and awarded upon successful completion of two distinct phases:  

Module I - Business of Health Care: Participation and successful end-of-course assessment of the HFMA Business of Health Care® online program offering participants an overview of healthcare finance, risk mitigation, evolving payment models, healthcare accounting and cost analysis, strategic finance, and managing financial resources.  

Module II - Operational Excellence: CHFP aspirants must also complete HFMA's Operational Excellence exam, which includes exercises and case studies on the application of business acumen in health care.

Please note HFMA membership is a required aspect for earning and maintaining the CHFP credential.  

Pricing

Not a member and want access? Belong today. 

To purchase HFMA Business of Health Care® for your organization or team, please contact Vincent Lynn at (800) 252-4362, ext. 302.   

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional CHFP program information can be found in the CHFP FAQ document.

HFMA webinar recording

Why HFMA’s Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) Certification is Right for You: The webinar discussion examines the specific knowledge areas and professional skills that are hallmarks of the profession. Learn how earning HFMA’s CHFP certification is one of the savviest business moves you’ll ever make. (Recorded Webinar Pricing for HFMA members and non-members: Free)

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HFMA Frame: Your certification is a designation of your achievement and professionalism. HFMA's precision-crafted frames have a stately, prestigious design providing a fitting display for this important symbol of your professional identity. Order your HFMA certification frame.

Press release template

Please contact careerservices@hfma.org to request a press release template if you would like to announce your new designation in your organization’s newsletter or other media channel(s).  

For more information about the HFMA Certification Programs, contact the Career Services Department or (800) 252-4362. 

For more information

For more information about the HFMA Certification Programs, contact the Career Services Department or (800) 252-4362.