HFSA Heart Failure Provider (HFP) Certification

HFSA is developing a Heart Failure Provider (HFP) certification program to recognize clinicians who have demonstrated specialized knowledge and skill to provide competent heart failure services in the United States. 

NEW HFSA Heart Failure Provider (HFP) Certification – Coming Soon!

Overview 

The Heart Failure Provider (HFP) credential has been developed to recognize providers who have demonstrated specialized knowledge and skill to provide competent heart failure services in the United States. Heart failure providers demonstrate proficiency in a variety of settings including but not limited to academic medical centers, hospitals, medical group practices, ambulatory care, long term care and military treatment facilities.

HFPs provide assessment, treatment, and management of the patient with heart failure by ideally, or preferably, utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach in a patient-centered manner. Such a provider could include a cardiologist, internist, hospitalist, emergency physician, intensivist, family practitioner, clinical pharmacist, physician assistant, and a nurse practitioner. 

Timeline

HFSA’s HFP certification program is expected to launch in early 2021. The certification exam is currently being developed in partnership with PSI to ensure it is developed and maintained in a manner consistent with generally accepted psychometric principles, education testing practices, and national accreditation standards for certification programs.