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 CHFP-Logo
  • Collaboration
  • Financial strategy
  • Understanding future trends

The CHFP is geared toward financial professionals, clinical and nonclinical leaders, and payers—all those whose jobs require a deep understanding of the new financial realities of health care. The CHFP is earned and awarded upon successful completion of two distinct phases:  

Module I - Business of Health Care: Participation and successful end-of-course assessment of the HFMA Business of Health Care® online program offering participants an overview of healthcare finance, risk mitigation, evolving payment models, healthcare accounting and cost analysis, strategic finance, and managing financial resources.  

Module II - Operational Excellence: CHFP aspirants must also complete HFMA's Operational Excellence exam, which includes exercises and case studies on the application of business acumen in health care.

Please note HFMA membership is a required aspect for earning and maintaining the CHFP credential. 


  • Module I: Business of Health Care:
    • All-Access HFMA Members: No charge, included with All-Access membership - Join HFMA to register! 
  • Module II: Operational Excellence (HFMA membership required)
    • All-Access HFMA Members: No charge, included with All-Access membership  

To purchase HFMA Business of Health Care® for your organization or team, please contact Vincent Lynn at (800) 252-4362, ext. 302, or by email at vlynn@hfma.org.  

  • Register here for Module I of the CHFP program: HFMA Business of Health Care® online program  
  • Register here for Module II of the CHFP Program: HFMA's Operational Excellence exam.   
Frequently Asked Questions

Additional CHFP program information can be found in the CHFP FAQ document.

HFMA National Webinar Recording

Why HFMA’s Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) Certification is Right for You: The webinar discussion examines the specific knowledge areas and professional skills that are hallmarks of the profession. Learn how earning HFMA’s CHFP certification is one of the savviest business moves you’ll ever make. (Recorded Webinar Pricing for HFMA members and non-members: Free)

Proudly display your HFMA certification  

HFMA Frame: Your certification is a designation of your achievement and professionalism. HFMA's precision-crafted frames have a stately, prestigious design providing a fitting display for this important symbol of your professional identity. Order your HFMA certification frame.

Request for Certificate: If you have previously completed an HFMA CRCR, CHFP or Fellowship certification program and your original certificate has been damaged or misplaced, please request a duplicate by completing the certificate request form. Order here.

Press Release Template 

Please contact careerservices@hfma.org 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). 

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