CRHCP Course: Fall 2023 Session

Event Date: 8/15/2023 - 12/20/2023

Event Overview

Registration now open! Spots are limited.

Download a PDF registration form HERE OR REGISTER ABOVE using the Registration tabTo request an invoice, please CLICK HERE

As soon as your payment has been processed, you will receive an email notification with further instructions to access the course. *Course access given upon successful course registration/payment

NARHC Member $450/learner, Non-Member $600/learner
Interested in a Scholarship? Check with your State Office of Rural Health to see if they participate!

Course Format 
The course content is all online with an online proctored final exam. The final exam test window will be October 16-20, 2023

Length of Course 
Approximately 15-20 hours. Most people require 4-6 weeks to complete.

The CRHCP Course consists of 4 modules: Admin & Finance, Billing & Coding, Regulatory Compliance & Quality, and Federal Updates with short pre-tests throughout the first 3 modules. To view the Learning Objectives, Click Here.

There are no pre-requisites for this course, however it is recommended to take our Introduction to RHCs

System Requirements 
Course content can be accessed within any browser, however the final exam MUST be taken in Chrome or Edge due to our proctoring platform capabilities.

Final Exam 
The final exam will be an online proctored exam only. It is 100 questions in multiple choice and multiple correct (select all that apply) format. The final exam will be available October 16-20, 2023.

What If I Don’t Pass the Exam 
1 free re-take of the test will be allowed within the first 60 days (online).  If you do not pass the exam on the 2nd attempt you will have to retake the course at full price at the next course offering.

What Comes After I Am Certified? 
The year you certify, nothing is required of you. Starting the year after you are certified, you will begin to meet the maintenance requirements. Please see the tab above, Certification Program, to read in detail what is required prior to registering for this course. 

NEXT SESSION INFORMATION: Spring 2024 CRHCP Session Registration
will open February 12th, 2024. 

Cancellation Policy

CRHCP Cancellation Policy

Please read our cancellation policy carefully prior to proceeding with registration. All cancellations will incur a $25 processing fee. Refunds only apply to course registration fees and exclude any workbook fees.
PLEASE NOTE: The purchase of a workbook disqualifies any refunds. 

100% Refund - On or before September 1
50% Refund - September 2-23
No Refunds - After September 23rd OR if course content has been accessed including purchase of workbook

Substitute Attendee - Substitutions will be allowed in the event the original attendee has not accessed the course content including purchase of workbook. 
Transfers - Transfers to any future courses are not allowed.

Extension of Final Exam Date:

We are unable to extend the final exam date that is set for the current session. If you are unable to complete the content or take the final on the date set, you can utilize the retake, which extends your access to the course content by 60 days. Please keep in mind, you would receive a score of 0 for the first attempt, and would only have the 1 retake attempt. 

To cancel or substitute your registration fees, please fill out this FORM. 

Certification Program

Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional
Program Requirements

Prior to signing up for this course it is important to know what is required once you become certified. Our certification is unique in that it is the only certification nationwide that specializes in rural health clinic rules and regulations. Being that the rural health clinic program has to meet certain federal guidelines, it is important to distinguish our certification and set it apart from other management certifications offered elsewhere. 

It is necessary to be aware of what will be required should you become certified so you are able to plan accordingly to meet these requirements. NARHC feels strongly that it is important to demonstrate the continued learning specific to the rural health clinic program through continuing education as well as in person NARHC Conference attendance. 

What Are the Requirements to Remain Certified?

Your CRHCP Certification is good for 2 calendar years beginning the year after you certify. To maintain your certification you must: 

  • Complete 8 hours of continuing education through our approved vendors OR successfully pass the current session exam
  • Pay a $75 maintenance fee
  • Attend a NARHC Conference in the year your certification is set to expire

*The continuing education and maintenance fee can be done anytime within the 2 year recording period.

*NEW* 8 hours of Continuing Education 

These hours do not include the NARHC Conference that is required as part of your maintenance requirements. These 8 hours can be done anytime throughout the 2 year recording period. 

NARHC Conference Attendance

This requirement does not count towards your 8 hours of continuing education. The NARHC conferences are offered bi-annually, both in the Spring and Fall. NARHC Conferences are not offered virtually; you will be required to travel to an in person conference the year your certification is set to expire.  

Maintenance Fee

The maintenance fee of $75 dollars can be paid anytime within the 2 year recording period. 

These requirements reset every 2 years. You will be able to login to the Academy Portal at anytime to review your requirements and submit proof of completion. 

Why Is An In Person Conference Attendance Required?

We understand this is a heavy lift, however attending this conference allows the attendee to have dedicated time for learning. Many studies have shown that in person learning has a higher rate of retention levels, as well as networking opportunities than virtual events. While we appreciate the time and financial constraints this may put on those who choose to become certified, it is part of this certification program and must be understood that by registering and becoming certified, you are aware of this requirement. 


Learner registers for the course in Spring 2024. They successfully pass the exam and become certified. Their recording period starts January 1, 2025 and expires December 31, 2026. There is nothing required of them for the remainder of 2024. Beginning in January 2025, they can start to meet the requirements of the 8 hours of continuing education as well as pay the maintenance fee. These 2 requirements must be completed in full by December 31, 2026. In 2026, they will choose from either the NARHC Spring or Fall Institute to attend. Now that all requirements are met, their certification is good for another 2 years. The new recording period will begin January 1, 2027 and the requirements reset and need to be met again.