CNRA frequently asked questions

Crowe certified net revenue analyst FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about what to expect in the process of becoming a certified net revenue analyst (CNRA), including information about the requirements, the exam, and maintenance of a CNRA certification.

What are the major requirements for the CNRA credential?

Achieving the CNRA credential comes with an in-depth understanding of Crowe Revenue Cycle Analytics (Crowe RCA),* which includes knowledge of:

  • Monthly reserve analysis settings
  • How to deal with unusual or intricate outside adjustments
  • Data flow within Crowe RCA
  • Accounts receivable and net revenue analysis

What are the major requirements for the CNRA credential?

Your organization must be a current Crowe RCA client, and you must get at least a 70 percent grade on the Crowe RCA certification examination.

Who can take the CNRA exam?

Healthcare finance professionals who have a strong understanding of the core modules of Crowe RCA are ideal candidates for the exam; these professionals must also assist in the preparation or analysis of monthly net revenue.

What is on the test?

The exam includes 200 multiple-choice questions about the Crowe RCA application, net revenue theory and reporting, and data flow.

Where and when can I take the CNRA exam?

The exam is offered twice a year. These are the upcoming dates:

  • Fall 3-day CNRA training, August 17-19, 2020 in Chicago
  • Fall CNRA exam, August 20, 2020 in Chicago
  • Healthcare Summit in Nashville: Monday, September  21, from 1-5pm
  • Healthcare Summit in Nashville: Thursday, September 24, from 8am-12pm

Disclaimer: subject to change pending final Summit agenda.

Register for the exam by following this link

How much does the certification cost?

The examination fee is $400, which includes self-study training materials and a practice test.

What is the CNRA intensive advanced training course?

For those unable to complete the self-study program or who may require additional training, Crowe offers an intensive, three-day training session the week of the exam for $2,400 per participant. The self-study training material, a practice examination, and the cost of the CNRA exam are all included in the fee.

What is the deadline to apply for a CNRA certification exam?

For those who are studying alone, we recommend registering at least 60 days prior to the exam. For those attending the three-day training session the week of the exam, we recommend registering at least 30 days prior to the test.

How long does the CNRA exam take?

Test takers are given four hours to complete the exam.

How can I maintain my CNRA certification?

After you are certified, you will be invoiced $150 annually. Additionally, you must earn a minimum of four hours of Crowe continuing professional education (CPE) credit each calendar year. You can earn these credits by:

  • Attending the annual Crowe Healthcare Summit
  • Obtaining CPE credit from at least four Crowe-hosted webinars
  • Participating in at least six hours of any other Crowe educational series, including webinars

Sign up for the CNRA examination

Start the registration process to take an upcoming CNRA examination.

Contact us

Reach out to the Crowe team with specific questions about your CNRA application or certification status.
Greg Gallaway
Andrew Holloway
Andrew S. Holloway
Managing Director
* The Crowe Revenue Cycle Analytics (Crowe RCA) solution was invented by Derek Bang of Crowe LLP. The Crowe RCA solution is covered by U.S. Patent number 8,301,519.