Fellow Advancement

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ACHE Fellow Requirements

ACHE Quick Reference Guide – Change in Continuing Education Requirements for Advancement and Re-certification


FACHE Advancement Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a current member of ACHE and have three (3) years of tenure
  • Hold a Master’s or other post-baccalaureate degree
  • Hold an executive-level healthcare management position and have a minimum of five (5) years of executive-level healthcare management experience
  • Submit two (2) references: One (1) structured interview, One (1) senior executive or Fellow
  • Thirty-six (36) total hours of healthcare continuing education credit within the past three (3) years, Twelve (12) hours must be Face-to-Face Education Credits
  • Participate in two (2) healthcare related activities, AND two (2) community/civic activities

in January 2012, the ACHE Board of Governors approved changes to the terminology used to describe ACHE continuing education credit formerly termed “Category I (ACHE education) credit” and “Category II (non-ACHE) education credit.” The following language will be used to describe the required credits:

  • “Healthcare Management Continuing Education credit”-the credit in total that is required for Fellow advancement and recertification.
  • ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit“-credit that is earned through ACHE-approved chapter panel discussions and programs offered by the national organization.
  • ACHE Qualified Education credit“-credit that is earned through programs offered by ACHE, chapters or other qualified sources, whether the programming is face-to-face or distance offerings (webinars, online seminars, self-study courses, etc.).

Affiliates wishing to advance or recertify may complete the required credits through ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits or a combination of ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits and ACHE Qualified Education credits.

Note: beginning Jan. 1, 2012, distance learning-whether offered by ACHE chapters, ACHE or other qualified sources-will earn ACHE Qualified Education credit. All unexpired Category I credits will be unaffected. Candidates are able to apply all unexpired Category I credits as ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits, even if those courses were distance learning.  To verify your credits please visit my.ache.org
Advancement year Education Requirements
New Fellow application submitted after Jan. 1, 2017 36 hours of Healthcare Management Continuing Education credits over previous three years; 12 hours must be ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits; 

Post-baccalaureate degree, Three years ACHE membership, Five years healthcare management experience

Two references submitted

Two healthcare activities, and two community/civic activities

Application Fee

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Advancement Webinars

Fellow Recertification Applications
Recertification year Education Requirements
Fellow Recertification application submitted after Jan. 1, 2017 36 hours of Healthcare Management Continuing Education credits since your last  advancement or recertification; 12 hours must be ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit; 

Participation in two (2) healthcare activities

Participation in in two (2) community/civic activities

Recertification Fee