Fellow Advancement Resources

ACHE Fellowship (FACHE) is a professional designation recognizing individuals who have demonstrated excellence in healthcare management and leadership through education, experience, and passing a comprehensive examination. Achieving FACHE status signifies a commitment to high standards of professionalism and can enhance career opportunities by validating expertise and credibility in the field of healthcare management and leadership.

FACHE candidates must meet the following requirements prior to applying and sitting for the Board of Governors Exam in Healthcare Management.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Membership: Be a current Member with one year of tenure as an ACHE Member, Faculty Associate or International Associate. Student Associate membership does not count toward tenure.
  • Advanced Degree: Earn a master’s degree (or other post-baccalaureate degree). A copy of your diploma or final conferred transcript is required.
  • Healthcare Management Experience: Currently hold an executive healthcare management-level position AND have a minimum of five years of healthcare management experience. A copy of your job description, organizational chart and resume is required.
  • References: Obtain two references. The first reference is a structured interview, either face-to-face or by telephone, between you and a current Fellow. The second reference should come from another current Fellow or a senior leader within your organization. The name of each individual providing a reference on your behalf is required for your application. You will know that ACHE has received the reference when the “Received Date” column contains a date.
  • Continuing Education: Earn a minimum of 36 continuing education credits related to healthcare management and administration within the three years prior to submitting an application, including:
    • A minimum of 12 ACHE In-Person Education credits
    • 12 ACHE Virtual Interactive Education credits
    • Up to 12 may be Qualifying Education credits

      Note: Credits can be earned through some of our upcoming ACHE-WI events including 12 credits that will be offered at our 2024 Annual Conference.

  • Volunteer Activity: Complete four volunteer activities within the three years prior to submitting an application. Two of these activities must be community/civic and two of these must be healthcare-related activities.

    Note: A convenient way to satisfy volunteer activity requirements is by serving on one of our ACHE-WI committees. A list and descriptions of each committee can be found here.
     You do not have to be actively pursuing FACHE in order to get involved.

If you’re ready to take the next step or have any questions about the process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at ache-wi@badgerbay.co or visit our website for more information.

Remember, FACHE is not just a designation; it’s a testament to your dedication, expertise, and leadership in the healthcare management realm. We encourage you to seize this opportunity and join the ranks of esteemed Fellows who are making a significant impact in the healthcare landscape.

Thank you for your continued commitment to excellence in healthcare management. We look forward to supporting you on your FACHE journey.