FACHE Membership Tenure Requirement Change

You have shown incredible resilience and leadership as you’ve faced new challenges this year. We are grateful so many talented and dedicated leaders choose the FACHE® credential to demonstrate their commitment to healthcare management excellence.

As you know, the Board of Governors made the decision to change the membership tenure requirement for initial Fellow advancement from three years to one year effective Jan. 1, 2021. We’ve been actively communicating this change via email and social media as well as in our recent Advancement Information Session—the most popular one we’ve ever hosted. We remain confident the change will make Fellow status possible for more of our Members who meet the requirements and wish to advance to this important leadership level.

Keep in mind that while the membership tenure requirement was adjusted, the other requirements for Members to obtain the FACHE credential remain the same.

If you have any questions about the FACHE requirements, the deadline extensions or the process in general, please reach out to our Customer Service Center at contact@ache.org or (312) 424-9400, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Central time.