Membership with NAAHP

Membership with NAAHP

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NAAHP welcomes your interest in our organization and invites you to become a member. You will be joining fellow health professions advisors and patron (professional school and national health association) members in receiving a quarterly journal, monthly electronic newsletter, discounted National Meeting registration and discounted pricing on NAAHP publications.

Please read all information on this page carefully
before submitting an application for membership.


All Memberships Expire October 31st, 2021

Applications for membership are submitted electronically through and online application. Applications are subject to verification and approval before your membership is made active.  

NAAHP requires a letter from your Dean, Direct Supervisor, Executive Director or Provost verifying your official title and role in health professions advising prior to approval for membership. Please DO NOT email your letter to NAAHP staff.

The letter:

  • must be on your institution's letterhead,
  • must include your official title,
  • must have a brief statement on your role in health professions advising at your institution.

Exceptions cannot be accommodated for the application and review process.

For questions concerning the membership application process, or which membership type you qualify for, please contact Tesha White in the NAAHP national office.

Transfer and Member Profile Changes

NAAHP memberships are non transferable. Individuals replacing a current member must apply and pay for membership as a new member. Those transferring from one institution to the next must apply for membership by creating a new profile and applying under the appropriate member category. While most changes can be made in your individual member profile when you log in, NAAHP national office will accept requests via email for edits to your individual profile that you are unable to make yourself.

Information about NAAHP Membership Categories

There are six membership categories for you to consider applying for: three representing undergraduate programs and government affiliated programs, two representing professional programs and health professions associations and one for members retired from their role but still active in the advising community who are not affiliated with a for profit company.

Each category of membership has specific qualifications for application approval. NAAHP has six membership categories. To determine the correct category for which you should apply, click the categories below for qualification information for each membership category. 

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. The member cannot accept independent or contractor fees for any advising services outside their college or university employment.

What is the cost?

NAAHP offers membership at half price begining July 1 of every year. The rate is $70.00 plus the cost of your regional fees (CAAHP - $25,NEAAHP - $35, SAAHP - $20, WAAHP $35).
  • Central Region (CAAHP): $165 - $95.00 during half price preriod
  • Northeast Region (NEAAHP): $175 - $105.00 during half price preriod
  • Southeast Region (SAAHP): $160 - $90.00 during half price preriod
  • Western Region (WAAHP): $175 - $105.00 during half price preriod

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.
  • You can view the listings below to identify which region you belong to, or you can use the Region Identification Table (at the left) to tell you which region you belong to.
  • Please make sure you selected the correct regional association. If you have not selected the correct association, NAAHP will make the adjustment and you will be invoiced for any applicable differences.

    Central Region (CAAHP): IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI
    Northeast Region (NEAAHP): CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
    Southeast Region (SAAHP): AR, AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, VI, WV
    Western Region (WAAHP): AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

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. The member cannot accept independent or contractor fees for any advising services outside their college or university employment.

What is the cost?

NAAHP offers membership at half price begining July 1 of every year.
  • $100 - $60 total during the half price period ($40 + $20 regional rate)
    • National Dues: $80
    • Regional Dues: $20
  • 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.
  • You can view the listings below to identify which region you belong to, or you can use the Region Identification Table (at the upper left) to tell you which region you belong to.
  • Please make sure you selected the correct regional association. If you have not selected the correct association, NAAHP will make the adjustment and you will be invoiced for any applicable differences.

    Central Region (CAAHP): IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI
    Northeast Region (NEAAHP): CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
    Southeast Region (SAAHP): AR, AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, VI, WV
    Western Region (WAAHP): AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

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. The affiliate member cannot accept independent or contractor fees for any advising services.

What is the cost?

NAAHP offers membership at half price begining July 1 of every year.
  • $170 - $97.50 during the half price period
    • National Dues: $145
    • Regional Dues: $25
  • 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.
  • You can view the listings below to identify which region you belong to, or you can use the Region Identification Table (at the left) to tell you which region you belong to.
  • Please make sure you selected the correct regional association. If you have not selected the correct association, NAAHP will make the adjustment and you will be invoiced for any applicable differences.

    Central Region (CAAHP): IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI
    Northeast Region (NEAAHP): CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
    Southeast Region (SAAHP): AR, AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, VI, WV
    Western Region (WAAHP): AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

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, or an employee of an association of such institutions may become Patron members of the Corporation. Recognized associations of the health professions may become Patron Members of the corporation. The member cannot accept independent or contractor fees for any advising services outside their college or university employment.

What is the cost?

NAAHP offers membership at half price beginning July 1 of every year.
  • $360 - $180 during the half price period.

What Is the Region criterion?

  • None, Patron members do not belong to a regional association as they 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
  • Individual who is employed by an accredited school or program that grants terminal degrees necessary for licensure in the health professions, or an employee of an association of such institutions may become Patron members of the Corporation. Recognized associations of the health professions may become Patron Members of the corporation. The member cannot accept independent or contractor fees for any advising services outside their college or university employment.
  • 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.
  • Confirmation that you selected the correct membership category for yourself.
  • Confirmation that you have read the NAAHP membership ethics statement.

      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, or an employee of an association of such institutions that currently hold an active Patron membership may become an Associate Patron Member. The member cannot accept independent or contractor fees for any advising services outside their college or university employment.

      What is the cost?

      NAAHP offers membership at half price begining July 1 of every year.
      • $210 - $105 during the half price period.

      What Is the Region criterion?

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

      Why is pricing different from Patron Membership?

      • Associate Patron membership is offered at a reduced rate to institutions/organizations that have multiple individuals falling into the Patron membership category. The Associate Patron membership type comes with all of the same benefits as Patron membership but also gives a price break to the institution/organization after a different individual from that institution/organization has already joined as a full Patron member.

      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
      • Associate Patron members are also to select the professional field(s) they are associated with. This helps with listing your institution/organization accurately in the back of The Advisor quarterly journal.
      • 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.
      • Confirmation that you selected the correct membership category for yourself.
      • Confirmation that you have read the NAAHP membership ethics statement.

      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. The member cannot accept independent or contractor fees for any advising services.
      • Emeritus Membership is not an open membership category, but a granted honor.

      What is the cost?

      • $35

      What Is the Region criterion?

      • None, Emeritus members do not belong to a regional association

      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?

      • Association membership is available to any health professions association or not-for-profit entity with a mission to help recruit and produce new healthcare providers. This membership does not apply to government entities.
      • Representatives from the association will hold membership as association representatives. Each additional membership after the two is an additional $50.
      • Association members cannot accept independent or contractor fees for any advising services outside their college or university or association employment.
      • Association membership comes with Two association representative memberships.

      What is the cost?

      NAAHP offers membership at half price beginning July 1 of every year.
      • $300 - $150 during the half price period.

      What Is the Region criterion?

      • None, Association members and representatives do not belong to a region as they 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 institution exactly as it is promoted in the media. Do not use acronyms!)
        • Title
        • Email
        • Mailing Address
        • Phone Number
      • Association members are also to select the professional field(s) they are associated with. This helps with listing your institution/organization accurately in the back of The Advisor quarterly journal.
      • Confirmation that you selected the correct membership category for yourself.

          Applying for Membership

          If you are interested in Applying for membership with NAAHP, click the button below to submit your membership application.


          Application submissions will be reviewed within 10 business days


          Applicants who select “Pay Later” must pay within 30 days of applying. Your membership will be activated when payment is received. 

          Exceptions cannot be accommodated for the application and review process.

          You will receive a welcome email when your membership is approved and activated. If you submit a membership application that is incorrect, NAAHP will make any necessary adjustments to the submission. If there is a difference in cost you will be invoiced for that difference and your membership will not be made active until the difference is paid in full.

          For questions concerning the membership application process, or which membership type you qualify for, please contact Tesha White in the NAAHP national office.
          If you are interested in membership with NAAHP, please apply using the link in the menu on this page.

          Please note that in order to complete the renewal form, you must have received a renewal notice before you will be able to complete the form. If you have changed institutions, you are encouraged to apply for a new membership.

          For questions concerning membership or which membership type you qualify for, please contact Tesha White.