ACHCA is the Nexus for your Professional Success 

An All Access Package For Our Professional Level Members (Questions? Be sure to view the FAQs)

BE MORE than just an Administrator!  With The Nexus, you will have the tools to be:

  • A strategic thinker able to identify cross-organizational risk issues in long-term and post-acute care
  • A leader able to attract and retain talent
  • A better relationship manager
  • A provider of clear practical ways to add and to DEMONSTRATE VALUE in your organization

As the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the needs of today’s post-acute and aging services leaders, ACHCA focuses on helping you stay current in a dynamic profession by broadening your perspective, connecting you to your peers, gaining recognition in the profession, learning from others, making friends and having fun!

The Nexus Package provides you with ALL you will need throughout your career – Membership, Education, Certification, and Advocacy.

Who has time to pay multiple invoices and fill out multiple forms?

The Nexus Package is a one-time annual payment of $1,235; bringing you the most valuable benefits of ACHCA.

The All-Access Package includes:

  • Professional one-year membership at a discounted rate;
  • $550 towards registration for the Annual Convocation & Expo. This event offers valuable education (through approved Continuing Education Credit Units) as well as networking with colleagues from your profession all across the country.
  • 5-year Professional Certification for the Certified Nursing Home Administrator (CNHA) or Certified Assisted Living Administrator (CALA) including initial application & credentialing fees. (certain criteria apply)

This is the only professional membership you will ever need.  You can’t afford to be without the membership that helps you Be More and Do More! Joining or renewing is easy.

Find out about an upcoming event and speaker announcements, session highlights, and travel information by visiting Events.  

PLEASE NOTE: If using the Nexus form to apply for certification or re-certification, please have your executive portfolio, signed Affidavit, College degree and current licenses ready to upload with the form.   Visit our Certification page to read our in-depth Professional Certification Handbook to learn more about the reasons why you should pursue professional certification, requirements, and exam overviews.

Click here to start your Nexus Registration 

If you have questions about The Nexus Package: ACHCA's All-Access Package, send the Membership Team an e-mail or contact us by phone at (800) 561-3148.

Keep pace with your peers. BE MORE and Do More with ACHCA.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • I currently have an Emerging Professional membership, and I am interested in gaining my certification, can I take advantage of The Nexus Package?  Only the Professional Membership category is eligible for The Nexus Package. 
  • Can I take advantage of The Nexus Package rate + benefits when it's time for me to renew my Professional membership?  Yes, the renewal process is easy.  Simply click here to complete the online renewal form.  Your member contact information should auto-populate.
  • Can a Current or NEW Member who is already certified and does not want to certify or recertify take advantage of The Nexus Package? Yes. A core benefit of The Nexus Package for our professional members is the convenience of a one-time annual payment for membership, education, certification, and advocacy. 
  • I received the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award, can I apply my $100 conference voucher to The Nexus Package?  Yes. You will enter your discount code when registering.  The Conference Team will remove the conference voucher amount from your registration total.  Send us an e-mail if you have conference registration questions. 
  • The Nexus Package sounds great but what's the breakdown in pricing especially if I meet some of the criteria or if I do not wish to take advantage of some of the benefits? The Nexus can be modified to meet your needs.  See below for an estimate of pricing. Please note that when it comes to membership and certification, certain criteria apply.

Joining/Renewing membership obtaining certification for the first time + Conference Attendance

  • Professional Membership: $285.00 
  • Conference Registration: $550 towards Convocation registration
  • Certification: $400.00 ($150.00 application + $250.00 exam fee for one credential)

Total professional development investment: $1,235.00

Joining/Renewing membership obtaining re-certification + Conference Attendance

  • Professional Membership: $285.00 
  • Conference Registration: $550 towards Convocation registration
  • Re-Certification: $339.00 

Total professional development investment: $1,174.00

Joining/Renewing membership currently certified or does not wish to certify + Conference Attendance

  • Professional Membership: $285.00 
  • Conference Registration: $550 towards Convocation registration

Total professional development investment: $835.00

If you experience any difficulty registering for The Nexus Package, contact the Membership Team by e-mail or call us at (800) 561-3148 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST).