ACHE Self-Study Program

Education for the TIME CRUNCHED

Learn where YOU like to learn!

Self-Study courses are portable—take them with you on planes and trains, or learn comfortably at your home or office.

Earn ACHE credits when YOU need them!

Self-Study courses are ready for you any time—no waiting for the next seminar or webinar that fits into your schedule.

Special Offer — Purchase one self-study course and receive a second course at 50% off!

How do I complete a course and earn credits?

You can complete a Self-Study course in four easy steps:

1. Purchase

The program includes courses on timely topics as well as healthcare management fundamentals. Complete as many courses as you'd like, in whatever order you'd like, on any topics you'd like. You need not complete all the courses in a particular subject area. Courses must be completed within two years of the date of purchase. Some courses use the same book but require reading from different chapters. Each Self-Study course costs $405 for ACHE members, $495 for nonmembers, (shipping not included) and each accompanying book is 20 percent off the original price. You may purchase courses and their accompanying books either online through the links below or by calling (301) 362-6905.

2. Read

Each Self-Study course is a booklet that provides an overview of the course topic, readings, a self-graded test, and a completion form. The booklet will also provide directions for more detailed reading in the corresponding book. Questions or comments about the content may be directed to the author; the author’s information is included in each course. All other questions or comments may be directed to Health Administration Press via e-mail to

3. Answer

The self-graded test is contained in the Self-Study course booklet. The questions will assess your knowledge of the material covered in the course.

4. Complete

You may submit your course completion online, by fax, or by mail. You will earn 6 hours of ACHE Qualified Education credit for a course. For more information about ACHE continuing education credits and the FACHE credential, please visit

A certificate of completion and an ACHE education status letter will be mailed to you approximately two weeks after your completion materials are received. Click here to submit your completion online. If you are not currently logged in, you will need to enter your User Name and Password. If you prefer, you may fax the three forms and answers to (312) 424-0014; or mail them to Self-Study Program Editor, ACHE, One North Franklin Street, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529.

What are the benefits of the Self-Study Program?

Through the Self-Study Program…

  • You can earn ACHE credit which can be applied toward advancement or recertification
  • You receive expert instruction and assistance from authors who are leading administrators and professors
  • You read pertinent articles by published specialists
  • You save time and money associated with out-of-town programs