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

Demonstrate a deep understanding of healthcare finance when you earn HFMA's flagship certification, the Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP). Dive into the new financial realities of health care and come up with a better business skill set, new ideas on financial strategy, and insights into future trends. Earning this certification indicates a level of knowledge and expertise across four essential pillars: business acumen, collaboration, financial strategy, and understanding future trends. The CHFP is geared toward financial professionals, clinical and nonclinical leaders, and health plans—all those whose jobs require a deep understanding of the financial realities of health care. 

The CHFP is earned and awarded upon successful completion of two modules. Both modules are included with your HFMA all-access membership subscription.  

Step 1: Enroll in CHFP Module I – HFMA Business of Health Care ®. The  HFMA Business of Health Care® online program offers participants an overview of healthcare finance, risk mitigation, evolving payment models, healthcare accounting and cost analysis, strategic finance, and managing financial resources. Review the online course and successfully complete the end-of-course assessment prior to taking ‘Step 2' below. 

Step 2: Enroll in Module II - Operational Excellence assessment. The HFMA Operational Excellence exam includes exercises and case studies on the application of business acumen in healthcare.

Module II Prerequisites: Successful completion of module I and active HFMA membership (paid student, business partner or professional*) is required to enroll in module II.

*CHFP Membership Requirement

Please note HFMA professional or business partner all-access membership is a required aspect to hold and maintain the CHFP credential.  Paid student members are eligible to register for and to take both modules of the CHFP certification program (included with membership). Student members who successfully complete the CHFP requirements (two modules) will earn their designation upon assuming Professional or Business Partner level member status.

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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.

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