Professional certification validates specialized knowledge, indicates professional growth, and enhances professional credibility as well as providing intrinsic rewards of personal satisfaction and accomplishment. Certified administrators have reported in the ACHCA member satisfaction survey an increased access to job-related authority and better professional opportunities in their workplace. Furthermore, the recognition of administrators’ knowledge and expertise is associated with feelings of empowerment.
ACHCA offers unique opportunities for personal growth! Health care professionals may choose to pursue advanced credentialing through the ACHCA certification process or advance to Fellowship--the ultimate recognition of individual achievement within our profession. Either way, colleagues find that the rewards of professional advancement are immediate, tangible, and career-affirming. Participating in the professional growth opportunities at ACHCA has been one of the smartest career decisions I have made to date.
Sharon K. Colling, CNHA, CALA, FACHCA
- Click here to view the Certification Handbook for more information about the benefits of certification!
- Click here to apply for for certification renewal. ACHCA does not require the submission of continuing education (CE) documentation with your recertification application. However, it is recommended that you utilize the CE Executive Portfolio to document your CE achievement and retain it with related CE certificates in the event that your file is selected for random CE audit. To download the CE Executive Portfolio form CLICK HERE.
- Click here to apply for retired emeritus certified status.
The handbook for renewal certification can be found by clicking here. The ACHCA Code of Ethics can be found here. The Affidavit Data Page can be found here.