Frequently Asked Questions

Where do AHCAP Members Work?
Association members are employed in a variety of settings including acute care medical centers, academic medical centers, integrated delivery systems, multi-service health facilities, managed care providers, long-term care, insurance companies, state hospital associations and a number of other work environments.

How Can I Become a Member?
Becoming a member is simple! Just complete the secure online application or print the PDF application and once completed, mail or fax your application to: 
AHCAP Headquarters
326 E. Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Fax: 502-589-3602

How Much are the Membership Dues?

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP – $195 - For professionals who provide administrative support to executives and senior management in healthcare organizations such as hospitals, healthcare systems, associations, health plans, and any other organization with healthcare as their primary mission. Active members may hold committee and leadership positions.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP – $25 - For students actively participating in a 2-4 year degree-granting program in healthcare administration, with an anticipated graduation date. Student membership may be held for a maximum of four years.*Verification of enrollment status may be requested.

RETIRED MEMBERSHIP – $25 - For professionals who previously held a Regular Membership but no longer qualify due to retirement from their qualifying position. Retired members may hold committee and leadership positions. 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP – $325 - For individuals and companies that support healthcare administrators or provide products or services to the healthcare industry at large. Associate members may be appointed to committees but may not hold leadership positions.

Now, your organization can apply for Corporate membership in AHCAP and save! Corporate Members will receive a discount when 5 or more individuals are listed on their membership. Those individuals will have all the benefits of membership. For more information, click here.

What are the Benefits of Membership?
Association membership offers you a wealth of benefits including print and online resources, networking opportunities, job-searching tools, and discounts to educational events. For complete benefit details, visit the Membership Information section under About Us.

If I Join Today When Will My Membership Expire?
Your membership will be active for a full 12 months. The AHCAP dues cycle runs annually based on your anniversary join date.  

Does AHCAP have a student membership?
Yes, we welcome students actively participating in a 2-4 year degree-granting program in healthcare administration, with an anticipated graduation date. Student membership may be held for a maximum of four years. Verification of enrollment status may be requested.
If I Join Today, When Will I Receive My Membership Information?
Please allow 3 - 5 business days for membership information to be processed. If you have not received your confirmation email within a week of applying, please contact AHCAP headquarters at (888) 320-0808.

How Do I Become More Involved in AHCAP?
AHCAP encourages all members to participate fully in association activities and governance. Click here to visit our committee page.

How Do I Update My Contact Information?
You can easily update your information online. The online form can be accessed by clicking on the Update Your Profile link under the Members Only section (login is required) or by click on Member Profile.

How Do I Renew My Membership?
Renewing your Association membership is simple! You will automatically receive an invoice when your membership is about to expire. At that point, you can either renew by phone, fax, online with a credit card, or via mail with a check/money order/credit card.

How Can AHCAP Assist Me in Recruitment or Finding a Job?
Whether you have an open position to fill or are seeking employment, the AHCAP Career Center can help you find what you are looking for.. You may search for Job Postings to see open positions (login is required). For specifics about this job recruitment resource, contact AHCAP at

I Heard AHCAP Has a Professional Designation Program (cHAP certification). Where Can I Find Details About This?
The latest information regarding the cHAP designation is always available at AHCAP Online. 

How Can I Submit an Article to the Member E-Magazine?
If you are interested in submitting an article for Notations, please send a short outline or brief statement of an idea to AHCAP at prior to the development or submission of a manuscript.

I Have Lost My Password to the Members Only Area of the AHCAP Website, What Do I Do?
On the login screen of the Members Only area, please click on Forgot Password. Your password will be emailed to the address provided when you registered.