1 Are you a graduating student? Become a Member of ACHE
2 If you ve never been an ACHE member, here are your options to join: If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in health services administration or a related administrative field, become a Student Associate. If you are currently a student but plan on graduating soon, become a full Member.
3 I m a student and graduate next year, when should I join ACHE as a Student Associate? Student Associate dues are pro-rated based on the month a person joins. If you join in the summer (July-August), you would pay $37.50 for the rest of the year and would be billed $75 in the fall for the next year. If you join in September, you would pay $75 for September of this year through December of next year. Here is the Student Associate dues structure: January-June $75 (Full Student Dues) July-August $37.50 September-December $75 (Payment will cover balance of the year and next year s dues in full.)
4 I m a Student and graduate soon. When should I join ACHE as a full Member? January August Dues amount is pro-rated by the month you join. September December Dues cover the remainder of this year and all of next year. Full Member Dues Structure Month Amount Due January $150 February $138 March $125 April $113 May $100 June $88 July $75 August $63 September $150 October $150 November $150 December $150
5 I m currently a Student Associate. How do I become a full Member? Complete the Member application found at ache.org/students (login assistance available) The application will be pre-populated with the information that we already have on file. Your program director does not have to notify ACHE that you graduated since they attested to your graduation date when you joined.
6 I m a bachelor s student; when can I submit my application to transfer to full Member? Immediately after graduation since a bachelor s degree is required for ACHE Member status. I m a master s student; when can I submit my application to transfer to full Member? Anytime throughout the year because you have a bachelor s degree.
7 I graduate in the Spring; is there a cost to transfer to full Member? There is no cost to transfer to full Member if you paid Student Associate dues for the year. In the fall, you will receive an dues invoice for the upcoming year.
8 I graduate in Fall; is there a cost to transfer to full Member? Beginning September 1st, the dues are $150 to transfer to full Member. This covers the remainder of this year and through the end of next year.
9 Learn more about full Member benefits!
10 What are the full Member benefits? Earn the distinction of board certification by earning your FACHE credential. Receive complimentary subscriptions to ACHE's top-notch publications, including Healthcare Executive magazine AND your choice of either the Journal of Healthcare Management or Frontiers of Health Services Management (also accessible online). Connect with other ACHE Members and Fellows through the online Member Directory and ACHE s Official LinkedIn Group. Participate in ACHE activities through your local chapter. You are automatically a chapter member when you join ACHE and can continue your chapter relations if you are transferring from a Student Associate. Exclusive career resources such as ACHE s online Job Bank and resume-posting service. Reduced fees for ACHE s continuing education programs. Cutting-edge research studies. A comprehensive Website that includes member-only services and online education.
11 What added benefits do I receive as a full Member? Begin the accrual of Member tenure toward the three-year tenure Fellow requirement. (Student Associate years do not count toward the requirement.) Continue with your ACHE local Chapter and pursue leadership opportunities as a Chapter Leader. You can also participate to vote in Regent Elections. Access to Early Careerist Network benefits. Ability to participate in ACHE s Leader-to-Leader referral program. Access to educational courses and career services. When do my benefits begin? If you apply online, your benefits begin approximately 2 days after the application is submitted. If you mail or fax a hard copy application, it can take 5-7 days after your application is received for your benefits to start.
12 Chapters are your local connection to ACHE! Am I a member of my ACHE local chapter? Yes! You are automatically a chapter member when you join ACHE. Therefore, you get two memberships for the price of one.
13 Where is my chapter? Find out which chapter you are a member of by visiting ache.org. Select Chapters on the top, right side of the menu bar. Or go to Find Your Chapter in the Find it Fast Links area.
14 Make Board Certification a Future Goal Become a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Earning the FACHE Credential demonstrates your competence, dedication and commitment to lifelong learning.
15 Requirements to Apply: How do I begin the process? Must be a current ACHE Member* Master s or other advanced degree Two years of healthcare management experience Submit Application including: Supporting documentation for the educational and experience requirement Three references from current ACHE Fellows *Student Associate status is not eligible to submit a Fellow application. Visit ache.org/fache for specific details.
16 Summary of requirements to earn the FACHE Credential Master s or other post baccalaureate degree Current healthcare management position and five years of healthcare management experience (two years to apply application is valid for three years to meet the experience requirement) Three years tenure as an ACHE Member, Faculty Associate or International Associate (must be a Member to apply application is valid for three years to meet the tenure requirement) Three references from current Fellows (one of which must be a structured interview) Pass the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management Earn 36 hours of Healthcare Management Continuing Education at least 12 of which must be ACHE Face-to-Face credit hours earned during the three years preceding Advancement Participation in two healthcare related and two community/civic activities
17 Join the Early Careerist Network! When you transfer to full Member, you automatically belong to The Early Careerist Network (ECN). The ECN is composed of ACHE Members and Fellows under the age of 40. The program provides resources that are designed for younger executives like YOU!
18 Early Career Network (ECN) Benefits: Annual Education Coupon Program Bimonthly E-Newsletter Career Advice and Networking Resources Early Careerist Message Board on ache.org/ecn
19 What is the Leader-to-Leader Program? Help grow ACHE by recruiting a new Member or encouraging an existing Member to become a Fellow and earn points to be redeemed for rewards. Visit ache.org/l2l. You can redeem your points anytime, even with just 1 point! Or you can save your points and redeem them later for more rewards.
20 Questions? For more information Visit ache.org/membership Contact ACHE s Customer Service Center (312)
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