|Advancing in ACHE - Part 2|
This is the second of a four-part series, sharing
information found on the American College of Healthcare Executives' website
at http://www.ache.org/FACHE. The purpose of this series is to provide guidance to those considering
membership and encouragement to those chapter members who have not yet
advanced their membership. Details will be provided using the Frequently Asked
are the advantages of becoming board certified in healthcare management and
earning the FACHE credential?
Earning the distinction
of board certification in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American
College of Healthcare Executives
(FACHE) signifies your expertise, experience and commitment to continuing
education and professional development. Just as members of the medical staff
are board certified, having the FACHE credential by your name indicates a level
of achievement in the profession.
are the major requirements that I must meet to earn the FACHE credential?
The credentialing system
is multifaceted and involves academic preparation, healthcare management
experience, ACHE tenure, passing the Board of Governors Examination in
Healthcare Management, continuing education, references, and community and
are the requirements to submit a Fellow application?
Fellow candidates must
meet all of the following requirements prior to applying and sitting for the
Board of Governors Exam:
- Current Member with three (3) years' tenure
as an ACHE Member, Faculty Associate, or International Associate. Student
membership does not count toward tenure.
- Master's degree (or other
post-baccalaureate degree). A copy of your diploma or final conferred transcript
- Currently hold an executive healthcare
management position with a minimum of five (5) years of executive healthcare
management experience. A copy of your job description, organizational chart and
resume is required.
- Demonstrate 36 hours of healthcare-related
continuing education within the last three (3) years of submitting an
application (12 hours must be ACHE Face-to-Face education).
- Two (2) examples of community/civic
activities AND two (2) examples of healthcare-related activities within the
last three (3) years of submitting an application.
- Two (2) references: One (1) Fellow
reference (must be a structured interview), the second reference may be from a
senior-level executive (VP or higher) in your organization, OR it may be from a
$250 Application Fee (non-refundable).
The next article in the
series will continue to address those questions pertaining to advancing from
member to fellow status. Learn
more now at http://www.ache.org/FACHE.