Spring 2024 CRHCP Session

Event Date: 2/12/2024 - 4/26/2024

Event Overview




  • REGISTER ABOVE using the Registration tab or to request an invoice to send to your AP department please email academy@narhc.org

As soon as your payment has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive confirmation, please reach out. Course access begins February 12th.

Course Format 
The course content is all online with an online proctored final exam. Learners will schedule their final exam during the week of April 22-26, 2024. 

Length of Course 
Participants will have 8-10 weeks to prepare and study for the exam.


There are no prerequisites 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 to schedule during the week of April 22-26, 2024.

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 the option to purchase a 3rd attempt for a fee. 

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 satisfy and complete the maintenance requirements. Please see the tab above, Certification Program, to read in detail what is required prior to registering for this course. 

Cancellation Policy

CRHCP Cancellation Policy

Please read our cancellation policy carefully prior to proceeding with registration. All cancellations will incur a $25 processing fee.

100% Refund - On or before March 8
50% Refund -
March 9 - 22
No Refunds -
After March 22nd OR if course content has been accessed 

Substitute Attendee - Substitutions will be allowed in the event the original attendee has not accessed the course content 

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 30 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions


When is Enrollment?

The course is offered twice a calendar year. Enrollment begins approximately 10 weeks prior to the date of the Final Exam taking place online. To view the upcoming dates CLICK HERE

What does the course registration cost?
If you are an employee of a NARHC Member you are eligible to receive the discounted member rate of $450. The non-discounted rate is $600. The registration fee includes the cost of the final exam. If your clinic or organization is not currently a member, unsure of your member status, or would like to become a member, please call 866-306-1961 or email membership@narhc.org and we will be glad to help you!

What is the format of the course?
This is a self-paced online course with a proctored online Final Exam. The online learning material consists of written content, videos, and short quizzes throughout each module.

How long will it take me to go through the course?
There is approximately 12 hours of videos accompanied with PDFs and/or course workbook. Most people require 4-6 weeks to complete.

What is the course curriculum?
The course consists of 4 modules:  Admin & Finance, Billing & Coding, Regulatory Compliance & Quality, and Federal Updates. Click HERE for a list of learning objectives. 

Are there any prerequisites to this course?
There are no pre-requisites required for this course.It is written at the basic level and should be considered the starting point or the minimum you need to know to become a Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional.

Is this course for RHC employees only?
No. This course will benefit anyone working within the RHC community, including government agencies and consultants.

How do I take the Final Exam and what if I don’t pass?
The exam will be an online proctored exam. In the event that you do not pass the final exam, 1 free retake will be allowed within the following 60 days. If you do not pass the retake exam, you have the option to purchase a 3rd attempt.

How do I maintain my Certification?
See the Certification Program tab.

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 maintenance 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 maintenance 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 maintenance period. 

These requirements reset every 2 years. You will be able to login to the CRHCP Maintenance Requirements Dashboard 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 maintenance 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 maintenance period will begin January 1, 2027 and the requirements reset and need to be met again.