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Important Credentialing Changes

The CHE & FACHE area of ache.org is in the process of being updated to reflect changes to the credentialing system approved at the November 6 Board of Governors meeting. While aspects of becoming board certified in healthcare management and earning the FACHE credential are changing, passing the Board of Governors Examination remains a key requirement. For information and examination resources, you can still refer to the Board of Governors Examination Information pages. Meanwhile, for more up to date information about the new credentialing system, refer to the checklist (PDF) highlighting the new FACHE requirements, as well as a special article (PDF) in the January/February 2007 Healthcare Executive.

Maximize your professional potential by earning the premier credentials in healthcare management. When you become board certified as an ACHE Diplomate (CHE®) or Fellow (FACHE®), you'll have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed.

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Convey your commitment to the field—become a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE)
Advance your career through ACHE's credentialing program. Join the growing number of healthcare leaders who are board certified in healthcare management. Find out how you can achieve Diplomate status and earn the essential credential in healthcare management.

Build your career legacy—become a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)
Once you become a Certified Healthcare Executive, you can earn Fellow status, the pinnacle of achievement. Demonstrate your professional accomplishments and commitment to leadership excellence with the FACHE credential.

Use the following links to find out more about earning Diplomate (CHE) or Fellow (FACHE) status today, or contact the Division of Membership at (312) 424-9400.


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