NAHRI has launched a new, easy-to-use online application for our CHRI credential exam and recertification process at chri.simplifycertifications.com. This system allows for timely submission, approval, and payment of certification and recertification applications. As a result of these changes, we are no longer accepting paper applications or payment by check.
Please have your contact information, work and education history, and credit card payment information available when you start the application process. Prior to submitting your application, you must review the CHRI Exam Handbook.
If you have questions about this process, please contact Customer Service at 800-650-6787.
The CHRI recertification process ensures that credential holders stay up-to-date on education and regulatory changes relevant to their field. Individuals who hold the CHRI credential must apply for recertification every two years on the anniversary date they passed the CHRI exam, which can be found on the individual’s CHRI certificate.
CHRI credential holders must submit a recertification application with proof of earning 30 CEUs relevant to the healthcare revenue integrity field—15 of these CEUs must be obtained from NAHRI or HCPro educational offerings. All CEUs must be approved prior to the training event. CEUs may not be applied for after an event under any circumstances. Individuals may submit no more than 10 CEUs for a single activity from another accredited agency or organization such as AHIMA, NASBA, AAHAM, and HCCA. All CEUs issued by HCPro and NAHRI are accepted for recertification.
Only CEU activities completed after a candidate passes the CHRI exam may be submitted for recertification. CEUs must be earned during the two-year period when the certification is valid. Additional CEUs do not carry over to the next renewal period.
Although NAHRI strongly recommends submitting 30 CEUs by the two-year exam anniversary date, CHRI certification holders are extended a 45-day grace period to submit their CEUs. Failure to submit CEUs in a timely manner may result in penalties, late fees, and eventual revocation of the CHRI credential. A former credential holder may recertify by reapplying for and successfully passing the CHRI exam.
A percentage of applicants will be audited to ensure that they have met the CEU requirements. Recertification candidates should keep a record of participation in all their CEU qualifying activities in the event of an audit.
If you are already a CHRI credential holder and are looking to recertify before your credential expiration date, please complete and return our CHRI Recertification Application through our forthcoming online application system.
There are many ways you can obtain the 30 CEUs required for CHRI recertification through NAHRI membership benefits and other activities. Download our documentation on Earning Your CHRI Continuing Education Units for more information. The fee for recertification is $100 for NAHRI members and $200 for non-members.
Fees for third-party vendors and facilities looking to obtain CHRI CEUs for a program, event, or facility are as follows:
- For non-profit: $75 for 1 to 5 CEUs, $15 for each additional CEU
- For profit: $150 for 1 to 5 CEUs, $30 for each additional CEU
CHRI CEU approval applications are forthcoming.