Earning the Fellow of HFMA Designation

    Fellow of HFMA (FHFMA) Requirements

    Requirements for FHFMA certification include:

    • Current CHFP designation

    • Five years total as an HFMA member (student membership does not count toward this total)

    • Bachelor degree or 120 semester hours from an accredited college or university

    • Reference from an HFMA Fellow or current elected HFMA chapter officer

    • Volunteer activity in healthcare finance within 3 years of applying for the FHFMA designation, including one of the following:

      • Submission of a conforming FHFMA application with a one-time $150 fee.

      • Volunteer in your HFMA chapter and earn two Founders points for two consecutive years

      • Volunteer service for two of the past three years in a healthcare industry organization

      • Earn the Follmer Bronze Award by earning 25 Founders points for HFMA volunteer activity

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    Applying for FHFMA Certification

    You may submit your application for FHFMA certification once you have met the other requirements listed above. Your application must include a one-time only, $150 processing fee (HFMA will return the fee if the application is not accepted; otherwise, the fee is non-refundable).

    Applications for FHFMA certification must be notarized. HFMA will process FHFMA applications within 60 to 90 days after receipt. If the application is incomplete or requires additional review, HFMA will contact the candidate.

    Certificates for members achieving FHFMA status are given to Chapter Presidents for presentation and are not mailed directly to the candidate. The name on the certificate is the name in the candidate's HFMA member profile.  The candidate is responsible for ensuring accuracy of information in their HFMA member profile.

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    For more information about the HFMA Certification Program, send an e-mail to [email protected] or call 1-800-252-4362 and ask for Certification.