Professional Certification

what is cpar certification

by administrator on Aug 9, 2011 • 3:50 pm

It’s here! The NEW AAHAM CPAM/CCAM Exam Study Manual is now available for purchase by CLICKING HERE. The NEW CPAM/CCAM Exam Study Manual is the only study manual written by AAHAM for AAHAM exams, specifically to assist you in studying for AAHAM’s certification programs. The manual has a wealth of helpful information for those studying for the professional exams and for those who do coaching. The manual contains sections that match each section of the CPAM and CCAM exams with material targeted and geared toward exam questions. It features knowledge checks (practice questions) along the way to help you gauge your progress.

NEW!  Professional Exam Training Webinar CD ROMs: AAHAM conducted the popular training webinars this past summer. Each AAHAM webinar represents one section of the professional exam: Patient Access, Billing, Credit & Collections and Revenue Cycle Management. You can order for all four CD ROMs or just order the section(s) you need to concentrate on.

Q: By what method do you take the exam?

A: The examination is proctored and given online. It is an 8 hour exam (2 hours per section).

Q: What if I don’t pass all of the sections?

A: If you do not pass at least 2 of the 4 sections of the exam you will have to retake the entire exam. You must then pass the final section(s) within 18 months of your original test date. Otherwise you will have to retake the entire exam.


Can I cancel my test date?

A: There are no refunds. You can request a one time postponement to the next exam period. Notification must be received by the National AAHAM office (in writing via fax or email) 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the exam period (the actual postponement deadline date will be stated in your exam confirmation). The maximum number of postponements allowed is one.* Please fax your requests to Maria LeDoux at 703-359-7562 or email to Please specify the reason for cancellation or postponement.

Q: When will examinees be notified if they have passed the exam?

A: Written notification of test results will be forwarded to you no later than 90 days from the date the exam is taken. Certificates and pins will be mailed to your Chapter President to be presented to the passing examinee.

Q: Once you are certified, what is the process for re-certification?

A: Re-certification begins the calendar year following the year the examination is passed. To retain certification, the member must adhere to the following requirements:

1: Must be a member in good standing by January 31st of each calendar year. (Dues paid and recorded by the National Office.)

2: Must have attained and forwarded 40 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) to the National Office by January 31st, at the end of a designated two-year period. Twenty (20) of these units must be from attendance at AAHAM related educational programs. Dual certified examinees must adhere to these same requirements.


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