Developed to provide comprehensive technical education, and now included in the new all-access HFMA membership, Certified Specialist programs further enhance your healthcare finance skills. Through expansion of the knowledge and skill sets required by specific functional areas, these programs keep you on the cutting edge of what's new and what's next in healthcare finance. Always stay ahead of the game to acquire and maintain comprehensive skills that improve the health of your career—and the healthcare system through our Certified Specialist programs. Enroll today!


Included for members
$399 for non-members

The fee includes the Certified Specialist program study materials and examination (combined) per individual candidate. The Certified Specialist programs are offered in the following areas:

Discounts are offered to organizations having more than 10 Certified Specialist candidates. To purchase Certified Specialist programs for your organization or team, please contact Vincent Lynn at (800) 252-4362, ext. 302 or by email at

Additional information about the program

  • The Certified Specialist program assessments are each 90 minutes in length with 75 multiple choice questions (Retakes are offered after a 30-day waiting period). The passing score is 70%.
  • The Certified Specialist program materials are available to you for one year from date of purchase.
  • At successful completion of a Certified Specialist program, HFMA members and non-members will become certified in the program and eligible to use the related credentials as a designation.
  • All candidates will be able to print out a certificate and congratulatory letter upon successful completion of the exam.
  • Maintenance: HFMA members and non-members who have earned a Certified Specialist designation must recertify every two years. To recertify as a Certified Specialist, you must take a short 50-question online exam (Fee is included for members; $100 for non-members).

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HFMA stands behind the quality of our programming. If you are not satisfied, we will gladly refund your money or provide you with a credit certificate toward any future HFMA National educational programs or select products. Contact HFMA directly at 3 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 600, Westchester, IL 60154, Attn: Professional Development, or call (800) 252-4362, ext. 2 or email: Please provide HFMA with your comments within two weeks of beginning the program.

Press release template: Please contact 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).