CCFA Requirements/Exam

Certified Clinical Financial Auditor (CCFA)
Certification Requirements
Effective July 1, 2019
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Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicant must be a current member of AAMAS. 
  2. NEW applicants for CCFA must have:
    • 60 credit hours or a minimum of 5 years relevant experience and a certification in your field such as CPC, COC, CCS. Credentials and experience are subject to review by the CCFA Committee.
    • A minimum of 60 college semester units or a licensed health care professional degree.
    • Degree in a healthcare field including RN, LPN, PT, OT, ST, RT, Dietician, MD, Public Health, Health Information Management, Health Care Administration
    • Degree in Accounting or other Financial Management
    • Background in healthcare finance or revenue cycle, such as CDM, UR, QA or Coding with 60 college credits
    • Law, compliance or ethics degree 
  1. NEW applicants for CCFA must have one year of authenticated audit experience or similar healthcare finance or revenue cycle experience.

Registration Process
For details regarding registration for the CCFA exam, click here. Please contact with any questions.

Testing Location
Testing will be online.

CCFA Renewals
CCFA renewal will require 30 CEUs every 3 years. Half of the CEUs (15) may be clinical and at least half (15) must be related to healthcare finance, revenue cycle, auditing or compliance. Please keep a copy of your CEU certificates in case of audit. For more information on renewals, please see HERE for more information. If you have questions regarding the suitability of CEUs, email the information to


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