Maintaining Your Certifications

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 hours* of eligible education activities every three years

*Effective June 1, 2020, the revised education requirement mandates that continuing education include a 20-hour minimum of HFMA [national/association], regional or local chapter education.

Reporting Your Education Activities

Online Reporting Tool: It is your responsibility to self-report your education hours/activities using the online reporting tool. The only educational 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. 

See Maintenance FAQs for more information.

About CPEs for CPA Licenses and Education Credits for HFMA Certification Maintenance

CPE Sponsor

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Educational Foundation is registered with the National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

I need CPEs for my CPA license but this program does not offer CPE?

HFMA programs that do not offer CPE credits may be accepted by your local State Board of Accountancy as education credit for your CPA license. Please contact your local State Board of Accountancy for more information regarding qualified programs and next steps.

For information on how to contact your State Board of Accountancy, visit NASBA's website, call NASBA at (866) 627-6286, email NASBA.

Can I use HFMA programs that do not offer CPEs toward my HFMA certification maintenance?

Yes. HFMA programs that do not offer CPE may be eligible toward HFMA certification maintenance for contact hours/education points when self-reported. 

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. 

With all-access membership there is no cost for the CS and CRCR recertification exams.

The maintenance fee for non-members is $100 per certification.

Plan Ahead

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 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 a link to purchase the recertification elearning course materials and assessment. 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.

2020 Certification Maintenance Information

HFMA implemented a temporary certification maintenance grace period to allow for additional time to meet recertification requirements this year due to COVID-19. The maintenance deadline for all HFMA certifications was extended from May 31, 2020, to October 1, 2020. This deadline has now passed. If you have any questions about your maintenance please email