FAQs

General Questions

Q. I just joined the national chapter, how do I become a local chapter member?

A. Good news, you don’t have to do anything. By being a national member you are automatically a member of the ACHE – Canadian Chapter (unless you elect not to participate). Please ensure you opt-in to Chapter communications and provide an up-to-date email address so we can send you Chapter updates.


Q. In what district is ACHE Canadian Chapter?

A. ACHE – Canadian Chapter is part of District One (1) which consists of Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


Q. What is the cost for membership in the local vs. the national Chapter?

A. Provided you pay your dues to ACHE National, there are no additional fees for membership in ACHE – Canadian Chapter.


Q. I am a current ACHE affiliate and just moved to Canada. How do I transfer my membership to this chapter?

A. First, update your profile at ACHE’s main website (ache.org). Note that it often takes 24 hours for the changes to occur. Next, contact Membership at ACHE National to confirm that your information was updated to the local roster. Finally, connect with one of our Board Members. There are many opportunities to get involved and we would love to hear more about your interests and ideas for making our Chapter better.


Q. How do I update my contact information?

A. To update your profile, visit ACHE’s main website. Log in to the “members only” site. In keeping with anti-spam legislation, please remember to check the box in the lower corner of the page to continue to receive communications from the Canadian Chapter.


Q. How do I get involved if I want to serve on a committee?

A. Under the Leadership tab of this website, you will find a list of the Canadian Chapter Committees with descriptions and contact information. If you are interested in a specific committee, please email achecanada@achemail.net. We look forward to hearing from you!


Q. How often are events held?

A. We organize events to meet the evolving needs and interests of our members. To see what’s upcoming, click on the ‘Events’ tab.


Q. Are there any costs associated with the Canadian Chapter events?

A. Some networking events are free of charge to members. There are fees associated with other events, such as educational sessions, educational programs, General Membership Meetings and various networking events (e.g. Dinner meetings). Category I and II hours are provided. If you are interested in a specific event, please check the event page. All associated costs are listed under the event description.


Q. I am interested in pursuing my fellowship. Is there a local representative to help with this?

A. You can find information related to fellowship and supports available at the following link:
http://ache.org/mbership/credentialing/credentialing.cfm By contacting the Chapter at achecanada@achemail.net , we can put you in touch with someone who will be able to tell you more about the process of credentialing and their experience.


Q. How do I contact ACHE?

A. American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529; phone: (312) 424-2800 (312) 424-2800; fax: (312) 424-0023. You may also contact ACHE via www.ache.org


Q. What is my ACHE ID number?

A. Your six-character ACHE ID number can be found in the upper left-hand corner of the mailing labels on most ACHE materials sent to you. You can also contact ACHE through Customer Service at 312 (424-2800).


Q. How can I retrieve my user name and password?

A. You can use the Locate User Name link to retrieve your user name or the Retrieve Password link to retrieve your password online. You can also contact the Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400 (312) 424-9400 or email contact@ache.orgg between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time to inquire about your user name.


Q. How can I get a schedule of ACHE educational programs?

A. Schedules of ACHE seminars, conferences, and institutes are available online at www.ache.org. Or call ACHE’s Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400 or (312) 424-9400.


Q. How do I submit a proposal for a Congress on Healthcare Leadership seminar?

A. Proposals for the Numbered Sessions at the Congress are submitted through an online process. From mid-March to mid-May, the proposal forms are available in the Education section of ache.org under the Congress on Healthcare Leadership tab on the right-hand toolbar. No proposals will be accepted by mail, fax or e-mail.


Q. How do I exhibit at ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership?

A. Only not-for-profit organizations are eligible to exhibit at ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership. ACHE does not authorize exhibits at any other event. For exhibit information, please contact ACHE’s Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400, (312) 424-9400 or contact@ache.org


Q. How much does it cost to use ACHE’s Job Bank and Resume Bank?

A. It is absolutely free for employers and search executives to post open positions in the Job Bank. Potential job candidates may also peruse the Resume Bank free of charge.


Q. Where can I get information on fellowships for recent graduates of healthcare management programs?

A. ACHE’s Directory of Fellowships in Health Services Administration is available online.


Q. Do I need three years of ACHE tenure before taking the Board of Governors examination?

A. No, you need to complete a Fellow application and have it approved by ACHE. The minimum requirements to apply are having two years of healthcare management experience and a master’s degree or other post baccalaureate degree.


Q. My post baccalaureate degree is not healthcare related. Can I still advance to Fellow?

A. Yes, you may advance as long as you have five years of healthcare management experience in addition to your post baccalaureate degree and meet the remaining requirements.


Q. How much does it cost to apply to become a Fellow?

A. The application fee for advancement to Fellow is $250. The Board of Governors examination fee is $200.


Q.What is the difference between Category I and Category II continuing education credits?

A. Category I (ACHE education) credits are obtained only through coursework sponsored by ACHE. Clusters and seminars, on-location programs, webinars, and online seminars all qualify for Category I credit. Each ACHE sponsored program brochure/notice identifies Category I credits for the event.

Category II education is executive/management-level training courses or seminars sponsored by other organizations. Examples include hospital association programs, leadership training, and healthcare executive group presentations.