AHFI Prep Course

The NHCAA AHFI® Prep Course is a one-day intensive program designed to highlight key content areas of the AHFI® Exam. Experienced faculty provide instruction on the key areas addressed in the AHFI® Exam enabling candidates to feel better prepared. This course should serve as a “refresher” on information that a seasoned investigator should already know.

The new AHFI® Prep Course is held twice a year and is designed to prepare applicants for the exam. In 2020, the Prep Course will be held on the following dates.

June 16
AHFI® Prep Course
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, CA

November 17
AHFI® Preconference at the ATC
Hyatt Regency
New Orleans, LA

The AHFI® Prep Course has been developed based on the following areas. These represent the categories of expertise that emerged from the comprehensive analysis conducted in 2018.

  • The Nature and Scope of The U.S. Health Care System
  • The Business and Operations of the Health Care Insurance System
  • Prevention, Identification and Detection of FWA
  • Investigative, Resolution and Reporting Process

Additional information including a study guide will be provided the week prior to the course.

The AHFI® Prep Course costs $425.
The application for the AHFI® Exam is an additional cost and process.

  Member1 Government2
AHFI® Prep Course Rates $425 $425
AHFI® Application & Examination Rates Additional fees apply Additional fees apply

Ways to Register


NHCAA Members only. Please have a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express card available. (Coming Soon)


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Registration Policy

NHCAA accepts registrations after this date; however, NHCAA may not be able to include your contact information in the participant roster or have a certificate of completion on-site for you.

All cancellations (regardless of date) will be assessed with at $100.00 administrative fee.

  • All written notice of cancellations and substitutions should be sent via email to training@nhcaa.org.
  • Before cut-off date - To cancel and obtain a full refund (minus an administrative fee) or to request a substitution, you must provide written notice to The NHCAA Institute - NETS.
  • After cut-off date - If you cancel in writing after the cut-off date, no refund will be provided but credit for future training is available. All substitution requests received after the cut-off date will be charged a $100.00 administrative fee. 

For more information regarding administrative policies on refunds and cancellations or to register a complaint, please contact training@nhcaa.org

1NHCAA Member rate applies to all NHCAA Member Organizations, Affiliate Members, Individual Members, Platinum Members, Premier Supporting Members and Supporting Members.
2Government rate applies to NHCAA Law Enforcement Liaisons and other attendees from local, state and federal public agencies.
3Non-Member participants must occupy a professional position with a private for-profit or not-for-profit health care reimbursement organization, or in a local, state or federal law enforcement, prosecutorial, or regulatory agency or in a professional disciplinary organization. All registrations will be reviewed to ensure these eligibility requirements are met. If you are not in one of these positions, but wish to attend, please email us at: training@nhcaa.org.

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The AHFI Prep Course is awarded 8 CPE Credits.

The NHCAA Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

NHCAA will not offer a test in person after the Prep Course. All testing is at remote testing centers.

You must apply separately to take the AHFI Exam. Additional information about the new criteria, application and testing process is detailed on our website.