Have you entered your maintenance hours?
Did you know that you must self report all continuing education activities to maintain your certification status as a CHFP or FHFMA?
Continuing Education Requirement
The Board of Examiners (BoE) has specified the following maintenance requirements:
60 contact hours total in eligible programs over the three-year reporting period. A Contact hour is 50 minutes of continuous programming, excluding meals, breaks, or social activities.
- Minimum of 20 contact hours per maintenance reporting year (6/1 through 5/31 for the three years prior to the “Good thru” date)
- Minimum of 50% of the total contact hours (45 hours) must be in healthcare finance. The remaining contact hours may be from attending eligible programs and professional activities that contribute to the development of business and or technical skills.
For example, each time you go to a monthly HFMA meeting or another qualified activity, you need to enter the hours, program title, date, etc. in an on-line reporting tool that is available on the National HFMA website. A list of education activities eligible for certification maintenance can also be found there. For the HFMA online education tool and complete instructions, go to…
Please keep a copy of the agenda and/or CPE certificate from each continuing education activity attended, in case you are asked to provide proof of your attendance. Also, sign the CPE sign-in sheet that is usually provided near the registration desk at HFMA Chapter meetings.
Failure to complete the above requirements will result in removal of the certification designation by September 1 of the year the maintenance was required, i.e. your “Good thru” date. Once a designation has been removed, the member must complete the entire certification process again, including re-taking the certification examinations and submitting a conforming CHFP and/or FHFMA application with all appropriate fees, to HFMA National.
For more information concerning Maintenance of your certifications please go to http://www.hfma.org/Content.aspx?id=513