Membership Information

Focus on Healthcare

AHCAP focuses on just one industry – healthcare. That means an immediate kinship; every association member understands what impacts your work – the rapid pace, the industry lingo, the “I needed it yesterday” requests...
We respond to these needs by providing you, the healthcare administrative professional, with the tailored and specific education and tools you want and need.


  • At least six FREE webinars per year -- on general administrative topics like office technology, organization and time management PLUS pertinent and timely healthcare-related topics

  • An annual conference that is unmatched in relevance and value; time spent investing in your career and networking with peers

  • In Focus, electronic newsletter with helpful administrative topics AND a healthcare focus in every issue

  • Tuition discounts with educational institutions to advance your education and keep your skills at their peak

Communication & Networking

No one knows better than a healthcare administrative professional that healthcare is an industry where change is constant – and therefore, communication is critical. AHCAP is committed to keeping its members in the know through a series of avenues:

  • Emails to keep you informed about association news and benefits

  • An online Member Directory to find and connect with other members

  • Social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn where you can communicate and network with your colleagues in healthcare administration

  • An online members-only Discussion Forum where you can
    • Pose a question, like:
      • Does anyone have a template for a policy I can use?
      • Can someone help me craft a job description?

    • Ask for advice, such as:
      • Any recommendations for dealing with a difficult co-worker?
    • Post: I’m so glad I took the cHAP certification!

Professional Development, Leadership & Recognition

Only AHCAP understands your desire to be the very best healthcare administrative professional you can be – and that leadership, growth and recognition are important to you too! That’s why the Association offers several opportunities to continue your education and to showcase your skills:

  • Earn the Certified Healthcare Administrative Professional (cHAP) designation - the only administrative professional certification to verify your knowledge of regulatory and governance topics.

  • Participate in one or more of AHCAP’s standing committees to be a decision-maker, improve your leadership skills and network.

  • Become eligible to be nominated for the Award of Distinction, AHCAP's highest honor, awarded to one member each year for contributions and/or accomplishments that advance the profession of healthcare administrative support.

Career Assistance

  • Access to the AHCAP Job Bank -- search for jobs and/or post your resume

  • Networking with fellow members to find out about new job opportunities