Prepare for the Board of Governors Exam in Healthcare Management 


Whether you’re looking for a Face-to-Face learning opportunity, self-directed study or specific areas to target, ACHE has the resources that fit your needs.

Guidelines to Plan Your Preparation

The Exam is designed to test your knowledge of healthcare management and your ability to apply it to real-world scenarios.

The method and amount of time you spend preparing for the Exam is driven by a variety of factors, including your preferred study style, your level of professional experience or your academic background.

To plan your preparation, we recommend you:

  1. Review the Exam Outline.
  2. Evaluate your level of skill, knowledge or competency on each task using the ACHE Healthcare Executive Competencies Assessment Tool.
  3. Develop a plan of courses, reading and mentoring in areas where you may need further skill, knowledge or competency.

Resources to Help You Prepare for the Exam

Whether you’ve identified specific domains to target based on the results of your competencies assessment, or want to prepare for all areas of the Exam, ACHE offers resources to support your success:

Check with your local ACHE chapter to connect with other individuals interested in earning their FACHE. Several chapters offer Exam study courses and study groups.

While these offerings are designed as options to prepare you for the Exam, they are not designed to teach to the test.