Certified Health Facility Manager (CHFM)

{Estimated time to complete: 8 hours}

Employment in the field of healthcare is projected to grow 15% from 2020 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. This projected growth is due mainly to an aging population, creating a much greater demand for healthcare services.

As demand for healthcare services grow, healthcare organizations need individuals who are prepared to take leadership roles. The certification, Certified Health Facility Manager, was created to help meet this need by preparing tomorrow's leaders today.

Holders of the CHFM certification, will be able to add valuable insight and transferable skills to the facilities that employ them in leadership roles. Certified individuals earn 25% to 75% more than their non-certified peers.

Upon completion of the Certification, proudly display the CHFM credentials after your name to demonstrate your proficiency.

Example: Julie Rose, CHFM.

Certified Health Facility Managers work in the following areas:

  • Hospital Systems
  • Multi-Physician Clinics
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Health Facilities

The Certified Health Facility Manager is globally recognized and accredited by ICPE. 

Certified Human Resource Specialist (CHRS)

{Estimated time to complete: 8 hours}

Within the field of healthcare, shortages are forcing employers to modify their hiring standards. Minimum staffing mandates and low pay are double-edged swords that have many health organizations hiring questionable individuals.

In a recent report, lawsuits filed against the health organization by their own employees have quadrupled in the last decade. Employers are more vulnerable than ever as Americans become more litigious and healthcare employees file more complaints.

As a Certified Human Resource Specialist (CHRS) you will be the organization’s front line of defense against a multitude of rising employee relation issues. Certified individuals earn 25% to 75% more than their non-certified peers.

Upon completion of the Certification, proudly display the CHRS credentials after your name to demonstrate your proficiency.

Example: Roberto Salazar, CHRS.

Certified Human Resource Specialists work in the following areas:

  • Hospital Systems
  • Multi-Specialty Clinics
  • Higher Education
  • Not-for-Profit Systems
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities

The Certified Human Resource Specialist is nationally recognized and accredited by ICPE.

About the Certifications

In 2019, NAHLP was commissioned to create national certifications related to two major shortfall areas within the field of healthcare: 1) health facility management, and 2) human resources within healthcare.

As NAHLP set out to create certifications for these shortfall areas, numerous providers and state government entities requested a certification for special care unit administration. Due to the growth of special care units across America, NAHLP rose to the challenge and created the special-care manager certification.

NAHLP developed the three certifications by extracting the core blocks of learning from the accredited bachelors, masters, and PhD programs they have created over the past 19 years. NAHLP’s programs have been developed from programs that are both regionally and nationally accredited by the following organizations:

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Senior College and University Commission
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
  • Distance Education Accrediting Commission
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education
  • The New England Commission of Higher Education
  • The Higher Learning Commission

The certifications developed by NAHLP are applicable to those with or without advanced degrees. They are industry proven and in high demand.

Estimated time to complete:

CHFM - 8 hours

CHRS - 8 hours

CSCM - 5 hours


NAHLP certifications are proudly accredited by ICPE. See our 'About" page for more information.

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