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Become a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and earn the distinction of board certification in healthcare management

Fellow candidates must meet all of the following requirements prior to applying and sitting for the Board of Governors Exam.

Become a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and earn the distinction of board certification in healthcare management!

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. (In 2021, only one year of membership will be required!)
  • Master’s degree (or another post-baccalaureate degree). A copy of your diploma or final conferred transcript is required.
  • 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 second Fellow.
  • $250 Application Fee (non-refundable)

* Your Fellow application will remain valid for two (2) years in which you must pass the Board of Governors Exam.

Want to learn more? Read the Credentialing FAQs here.