Student Associate

To be eligible for Student Associate status, you must:

  • Be enrolled full-time or part-time in a four-year program in health services administration or related administrative field that leads to a bachelor's degree, or be enrolled as a graduate student in such a program.
  • Be enrolled in a healthcare management program where the program or college holds at least a regional accreditation.
  • Have your Program Director verify your enrollment in the program and your graduation date OR if he or she is not available, you must provide ACHE with an official school document, such as an Enrollment Verification Report or transcript.



Please note: Student associate status is limited to five years. Student Associate tenure does not count toward the three year tenure requirement to become a Fellow of ACHE (FACHE).

If you are currently a Fellow of ACHE (FACHE), and are changing your status to Student Associate, you will no longer be able to use your credential.

ACHE dues:

  • $75 annually

Note: Your dues will be prorated depending on the date you join.

If you are currently a Member or Fellow, you will not be able to complete the application online.  Please download a PDF version of the application instead and fax it to (312) 424-9405.

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