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 Crowe Revenue Cycle Analytics (Crowe RCA) certified net revenue analyst (CNRA), including information about the requirements, the exam, and maintenance of a CNRA certification.

Why earn the CNRA credential?

The CNRA designation lets your peers and the rest of the healthcare market know you are an expert in the Crowe RCA application. 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 out of model adjustments
  • Data flow within Crowe RCA
  • Accounts receivable valuation and net revenue analysis

What are the major requirements to sit for the CNRA exam?

Your organization must be a current Crowe RCA client, and you must have at least two years’ experience in estimating net revenue utilizing the Crowe RCA solution.  

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 is a three-part series broken down into the following sections:

  • Exam 1 - RCA Overview, Mapping, Hindsight, Transactions
  • Exam 2 - Monthly Reserve Analysis
  • Exam 3 - Variance Analysis

Each exam includes 75 multiple-choice questions about the Crowe RCA application, Crowe RCA net revenue theory and reporting, and data flow.

The CNRA exam is a recognition not a recall test. You’ll be asked to draw logical outcomes from known concepts.

Exam logistics and timing:

  • Test takers are given ninety minutes to complete each individual exam.
  • A passing grade is 70% or higher on each individual exam
  • All three exams must be passed with a score of 70% or higher within a twelve-month time period
  • Registrants will communicate which exam(s) will be taken on the preferred testing date in advance.  
  • One, two, or all three exams can be taken in one sitting. 

What if I don’t pass an exam?

  • Exams can be retaken for each individual exam that is not passed with a score of 70% or higher.  For example, if two of the three exams receive a passing score, only the exam that received a grade lower that 70% will need to be retaken.
  • The cost of retaking each exam is $150 (per attempt)
  • If all three exams are not passed within a twelve-month time period, the full exam series will reset.

Where and when can I take the CNRA exam?

Please contact [email protected] for information regarding upcoming exam dates. 

How much does the certification cost?

The examination fee is $450, 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 on-demand, CPE-eligible trainings, which include 10+ hours of content and will be available to you for 12 months from the time of purchase  The virtual training package is $2,450 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 registering for the on-demand training, we recommend registering at least 30 days prior to the test.

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
Vice President, Finance and Reimbursement, Kodiak Solutions
* 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.