Certifications

Are you looking to increase your earning power? HFMA healthcare financial certifications provide you with the necessary credentials that demonstrate your expertise across a range of healthcare specialties.

Rise Above the Rest

Gain expertise in healthcare finance, revenue cycle, accounting, business intelligence, managed care, and physician practice management through a structured, self-paced learning curriculum. Boost opportunities for career advancement as well as demonstrate your credibility in your field.

Membership with HFMA includes certification fees, exams and study guides, regardless of the number of designations earned. Discover more about HFMA certifications below, or check out our Certifications Overview Powerpoint!

Certified Hospital Cost Report Specialist (CHCRS) – Coming soon!

The CHCRS certification designation demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the key components of hospital cost reporting. Recommended for CFOs, controllers, reimbursement managers, cost, and budget staff, and more!

Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP)

14 CPEs

HFMA Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) badge; healthcare and financial certifications

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.

“I chose the certification process with HFMA because it is widely accepted as the gold standard in illustrating competency in the field of healthcare finance.”


J. Travis Dowell, MBA, FACHE, FACMPE, FHFMA
President, Memorial Physician Services

Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR)

14 CPEs

HFMA Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR) badge; healthcare and financial certifications

Increase your knowledge, competencies, and productivity with best-practices recommendations to positively impact the revenue cycle and enhance the patient experience.

International: If you are interested in the CRCR-GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), enroll in the CRCR-GCC version.

Certified Specialist Accounting & Finance (CSAF)

14 CPEs

HFMA Certified Specialist Accounting & Finance (CSAF) badge; healthcare and financial certifications

Strengthen your skills and mastery of financial reports and statements, risk-sharing arrangements, managed care contracts, and profitability ratios.

Certified Specialist Ambulatory Practice Management (CSAPM) – Coming soon!

11.5 CPEs

Certified Specialist Ambulatory Practice Management (CSAPM) focuses on revenue cycle activities to improve Ambulatory practice management. Certified individuals gain expertise in budget preparation, financial projections, cost accounting, managing information systems, and negotiating payer contracts.

Certified Specialist Business Intelligence (CSBI)

10 CPEs

HFMA Certified Specialist Business Intelligence (CSBI) badge; healthcare and financial certifications

Learn methods for looking at data and using tools to ensure the right information is illuminated and used to enable powerful actions and decisions.

Certified Specialist Payment & Reimbursement (CSPR)

13 CPEs

HFMA Certified Specialist Payment & Reimbursement (CSPR) badge; healthcare and financial certifications

Demonstrate specialist-level knowledge in federal, state and managed care reimbursement workflows, rate structures, benefit coordination, value-based reimbursement, legislative updates and more.

Certified Specialist Physician Practice Management (CSPPM)

11.5 CPEs

HFMA Certified Specialist Physician Practice Management (CSPPM) badge; healthcare and financial certifications

Demonstrate your physician practice finance, cost accounting, revenue cycle, coding, reimbursement, and payer contracting acumen.

Executive of Healthcare Revenue Cycle (EHRC)

Demonstrates commitment to leadership within the revenue cycle area of healthcare as well as continued involvement and education in healthcare revenue cycle.

Fellow of HFMA (FHFMA)

Fellow of HFMA (FHFMA) badge; healthcare and financial fellowship

Extend your expertise and leadership by sharing your personal financial knowledge and skills in voluntary professional development activities and services in the healthcare finance industry. 

HFMA’s financial certifications offer a clear path to advance your career. By knowing your skill gaps, you gain insight into your training needs. Get started, take a Career Self-Assessment, and begin mapping out your career plan.

For additional questions on HFMA’s healthcare financial certifications, please email [email protected].

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