Certification Process

Background Information

The certification process is designed for those individuals who are willing to put forth that special effort to achieve an accepted standard of excellence. We encourage you to begin your pursuit of excellence and certified status.

To become certified you must successfully complete a comprehensive exam. The exam questions are based on materials in the on-line HFMA study guides.  We encourage you to participate in coaching courses that are taught by local professionals and provide practical advice to passing the exam; however, you may choose to only self-study. The Rochester Regional HFMA Chapter currently schedules a coaching course for the exam in the fall if there is sufficient interest by the chapter members.  If you're interested in participating in a coaching course for the exam, please contact one of the committee members.  


The HFMA national website outlines all of the certification requirements. Need a little help preparing for the HFMA Certification Exams?  When you're ready to take the next step, the Certification Committee is here to help. If you're already certified and want to help others attain this status, we'd love to have you join us!

Advanced Technical Study Certificate Program

HFMA will be providing advanced technical study certificates in the areas of accounting & finance, patient financial services, and managed care.   The advanced technical study certificate program is separate from the certification program and can be completed prior to or separate from the certification.  There is no separate credential awarded for completion of this program.

Costs of Certification

2011 Certification Program


Preparation Material - Online Study Guide


CHFP Application

$395 (Includes 1 exam & application fee)



Exam Retake

$200 per re-take, after 90-day waiting period

Advanced Technical Study Exam



If you've been thinking about becoming Certified or completing an advanced technical study certificate program, the Certification Committee would like to hear from you.