Maintenance Requirements: 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

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. 

CHFP and FHFMA Maintenance FAQs.

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.

Members who joined before Nov. 1, 2018, will be able to unlock all-access benefits upon their renewal for the next period. Renewal notices are scheduled to be emailed by mid-February.

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.