Membership with NAAHP

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NOTICE

NAAHP constantly updates its member roster and relies on active emails to communicate. Any change that results in NAAHP’s inability to communicate with a member will cause a temporary block to be placed on the Membership. If you find that your membership is blocked incorrectly, please contact the National Office at naahp.membership@naahp.org.


NAAHP reserves the right to deny membership applications that do not meet our membership criteria or align with our mission, vision, and values.

NAAHP Membership

NAAHP welcomes your interest in our organization and invites you to become a member. You will be joining fellow health professions advisors and patron members (professional school and national health association) in not only a community of peers but also in receiving the numerous Member Benefits included with your membership.

 

New Membership Applicants

New Applicants for membership submit their information electronically through a New Member Online Application

All membership with NAAHP requires a Verification Letter from your Institution or organization, identifying your official title and role prior to approval for membership. This is subject to verification and approval before your membership is made active.


Please note that NAAHP offers only individual memberships. Please see How to Apply for New Membership for additional New Membership information.

All New Memberships, purchased AFTER July 1, 2024, expire on October 31, 2025. 

New-Member Scholarship Opportunity

NAAHP Membership Scholarship Program:

The 2024 MSI Scholarship Cycle is currently closed.

The NAAHP Membership Scholarship Program is for individual membership scholarships that are awarded to NEW NAAHP memberships who are pre-health advisors employed by federally recognized MSIs, Community College Advisors, and High School Counselors (Scholarships are valid for 1 year.) 

Download more information on the previous NAAHP MSI Membership Scholarship Program

Existing Members/Membership Renewal

New, Easier Renewal Process! Details...

Existing Members will receive a Membership Renewal email, with invoice, on September 4. Payment is required by October 31, 2024.

Renewing memberships, all memberships purchased BEFORE July 1, 2024, expire on October 31, 2024. 

NAAHP Membership Categories

Select a membership category for a drop-down of additional information.

Who qualifies for this membership?

  • An individual who advises in whole, or in part, for the health professions and is employed by an accredited college or university may become an Advisor Member of the corporation. An Advisor Member may not be serving in a position that determines policy and decisions related to admissions and or acceptance to a graduate health professional program. If an Individual qualifies for the Independent Advisor category, they are not eligible for this membership category.

What is the cost?

  • Central Region (CAAHP): $195
  • Northeast Region (NEAAHP): $200
  • Southeast Region (SAAHP): $195
  • Western Region (WAAHP): $200

What Is the Region Criterion?

  • Advisor members belong to a regional association as well as the national association. When you apply for membership, you will be asked to select your region based on the state in which your institution is located.
  • Please make sure you selected the correct regional association. If you have not selected the correct region, NAAHP will make the adjustment and you will be invoiced for any applicable differences.

    Central Region (CAAHP): Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
    Northeast Region (NEAAHP): Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington DC
    Southeast Region (SAAHP): Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Virgin Islands, West Virginia
    Western Region (WAAHP): Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, The Pacific US Territories

Who qualifies for this membership?

  • An affiliate member is an educator/advisor at a high school or an employee of a government agency who does not work for a degree-granting institution or an individual who works for a non-profit organization related to health professions careers. This category is not eligible for board positions or association leadership. If an Individual qualifies for the Independent Advisor category, they are not eligible for this membership category.

What is the cost?

  • $100
  • There is no variation among regional dues for Affiliate Members

What Is the Region criterion?

  • Affiliate members belong to a regional association as well as the national association. When you apply for membership, you will need to select the region that you belong to based on the state your institution is located in.
  • Please make sure you selected the correct regional association. If you have not selected the correct region, NAAHP will make the adjustment and you will be invoiced for any applicable differences.

    Central Region (CAAHP): Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
    Northeast Region (NEAAHP): Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington DC
    Southeast Region (SAAHP): Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Virgin Islands, West Virginia
    Western Region (WAAHP): Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, The Pacific US Territories

Who qualifies for this membership?

  • Association membership is available to any health professions association (not an individual institution). This membership does not apply to government entities. Representatives from the association will hold membership as association representatives. If an Individual qualifies for the Independent Advisor category, they are not eligible for this membership category.
  • Association membership comes with two (2) Association Representative memberships.
  • Each additional membership after the two is an additional $55.
  • Association members cannot accept independent or contractor fees for any advising services outside their college or university or association employment.

What is the cost?

  • $325

What Is the Region criterion?

  • None, Association members and representatives do not belong to a region, as regional memberships are only composed of pre-health advisors.

What Else is Required for the Form?

  • When you complete the membership form, you will be required to enter profile information for each additional representative.
  • You will also provide association contact information such as:
    • Association Name
      (Be sure to spell out the full name of the association exactly as it is promoted in the media. Do not use acronyms or abbreviations!)
    • Title
    • Email
    • Mailing Address
    • Phone Number
    • Association members are also to select the professional field(s) they are associated with for more accurate Member Directory searches.

Who qualifies for this membership?

  • An individual who advises in whole, or in part, for the health professions and is employed by an accredited two-year college may become a Community College Advisor Member of the corporation. If an Individual qualifies for the Independent Advisor category, they are not eligible for this membership category.

What is the cost?

  • $100
  • There is no variation among regional dues for Community College Advisor Members.

What Is the Region criterion?

  • Community College Advisor Members belong to a regional association as well as the national association. When you apply for membership, you will need to select the region that you belong to based on the state your institution is located in.
  • Please make sure you selected the correct regional association. If you have not selected the correct region, NAAHP will make the adjustment and you will be invoiced for any applicable differences.

    Central Region (CAAHP): Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
    Northeast Region (NEAAHP): Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington DC
    Southeast Region (SAAHP): Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Virgin Islands, West Virginia
    Western Region (WAAHP): Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, The Pacific US Territories

Who qualifies for this membership?

  • An individual who has retired from health professions advising and who has been an Advisor Member, or Community College Advisor, Patron Member, or Associate Patron Member for at least five years before retirement may become an Emeritus Member. An emeritus member who returns to advising for a college or university is no longer eligible for emeritus status and will return to advisor member status. Members who begin advising either independently or with a company or business that is “for profit” are not eligible for emeritus status. Where the status is uncertain, it will be reviewed by the Executive Director and, if necessary, the Membership Committee, for a decision. Emeritus members are not eligible for board positions or elected officer positions, excepting only the position of Historian. They may serve on NAAHP committees. They are eligible for liaison service, can present at conferences, and should be encouraged to actively participate in NAAHP through Find An Advisor and mentor opportunities. If an Individual qualifies for the Independent Advisor category, they are not eligible for this membership category.
  • Emeritus Membership is not an open membership category, but a granted honor.

What is the cost?

  • $50

What Is the Region criterion?

  • Emeritus members will retain their regional affiliation.

What Else is Required for the Form?

  • Emeritus membership cannot be selected from the new membership form.
  • Individuals interested in acquiring Emeritus membership will need to be in touch with NAAHP directly to hold this membership type.

Who qualifies for this membership?

  • An individual who accepts independent or contractor fees for any advising services outside of college or university employment or works for any for-profit business that charges for advising services is eligible for membership as an independent advisor. Independent advisors are not eligible for leadership roles including the Board of Directors and liaisons.

What is the cost?

  • $800

What Else is Required for the Form?

  • When you complete the membership form, you will be required to select the membership category that you fit into.
  • You will also provide your institutional contact information such as:
    • Institution Name
      (Be sure to spell out the full name of the institution exactly as it is promoted in the media. Do not use acronyms or abbreviations!)
    • Title
    • Email
    • Mailing Address
    • Phone Number
  • You will be asked if you have previously held a membership with NAAHP through another institution/organization. If you are renewing under a new institution, this helps us to merge your historical data.

Who qualifies for this membership?

  • Individual who is employed by an accredited school or program that grants terminal degrees necessary for licensure in the health professions and serves in a position that determines policy and decisions related to admissions and/or acceptance to their professional program. If an individual qualifies for Independent Advisor category, they are not eligible for this membership category.

What is the cost?

  • $315

What Is the Region criterion?

  • None, Patron members do not belong to a regional association, as regional memberships are only composed of pre-health advisors.

What Else is Required for the Form?

  • When you complete the membership form, you will be required to select the membership category that you fit into.
  • You will also provide your institutional contact information such as:
    • Institution Name
      (Be sure to spell out the full name of the institution exactly as it is promoted in the media. Do not use acronyms!)
    • Title
    • Email
    • Mailing Address
    • Phone Number
  • You will be asked if you have previously held a membership with NAAHP through another institution/organization. If you are renewing under a new institution, this helps us to merge your historical data.

Benefits of an NAAHP Membership

Access to NAAHP Online Communities
Access to Member resources and file sharing
Professional Development, Educational Opportunities and Leadership Programs
NAAHP Membership Directory
Subscription to NAAHP-Net monthly eNewsletter
Subscription to quarterly journal issues of The Advisor Online 
National Advocacy for NAAHP membership
Access to NAAHP-hosted Townhalls and other Events
Reduced rates on NAAHP Digital Advertising
Reduced rates for Regional & National Meetings/Conferences

Transfer, Move, Member Profile Changes and Expiration

NAAHP Membership Transfer. An active membership held by an individual but paid for by an institution, either directly or by reimbursement, may be transferred to another individual in the same institution. Requests for transfers can be submitted using the Transfer of Membership Application from November 1 through June 30 of each calendar year. Individuals requesting a Transfer of Membership between July 1 and October 31 of each year, will need to apply for a New Membership, taking advantage of NAAHP's summer rollover pricing for New Members. Each new member will generate their own membership profile during form submission. The transfer is only for payment purposes.

 

NAAHP Membership Move. An active membership held by an individual and paid for solely by the individual and not the institution may be moved to another institution. Move requests are accepted using the Move of Membership Application from November 1 through June 30 of each calendar year. Individuals requesting a Move of Membership between July 1 and October 31 of each year, will need to apply for a New Membership, taking advantage of NAAHP's summer rollover pricing for New Members. Role changes due to a moved membership must be lateral or the membership will be re-assessed and the individual billed for any increase in fees.
All New Memberships, purchased AFTER July 1, 2024, expire on October 31, 2025. 

Updated June 30, 2024.