How to Apply

Region Identification

This list will help you identify which region you need to choose when completing your application for either Advisor or Community College Advisor membership. Regional affiliations are based on where your institution is located.


State Regional
Affiliation
Alabama SAAHP
Alaska WAAHP
Arizona WAAHP
Arkansas SAAHP
California WAAHP
Colorado WAAHP
Connecticut NEAAHP
Delaware NEAAHP
Florida SAAHP
Georgia SAAHP
Hawaii WAAHP
Idaho WAAHP
Illinois CAAHP
Indiana CAAHP
Iowa CAAHP
Kansas CAAHP
Kentucky SAAHP
Louisiana SAAHP
Maine NEAAHP
Maryland NEAAHP
Massachusetts NEAAHP
Michigan CAAHP
Minnesota CAAHP
Mississippi SAAHP
Missouri CAAHP
Montana WAAHP
Nebraska CAAHP
Nevada WAAHP
New Hampshire NEAAHP
New Jersey NEAAHP
New Mexico WAAHP
New York NEAAHP
North Carolina SAAHP
North Dakota CAAHP
Ohio CAAHP
Oklahoma SAAHP
Oregon WAAHP
Pennsylvania NEAAHP
Rhode Island NEAAHP
South Carolina SAAHP
South Dakota CAAHP
Tennessee SAAHP
Texas SAAHP
Utah WAAHP
Vermont NEAAHP
Virginia SAAHP
Washington WAAHP
Washington, D.C. NEAAHP
West Virginia SAAHP
Wisconsin CAAHP
Wyoming WAAHP

Step 1: Read the following information Before applying

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


All Memberships Expire October 31st, 2020

Applications for membership are subject to verification and approval. 

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.  

The letter:

  • must be on your institution's letterhead,
  • include your official title,
  • 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.

Step 2: Review membership categories to determine how you should apply

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?

  • Individuals who serve in a pre-health advising role at an accredited college or university.
  • Individual Advisor members cannot accept independent or contractor fees for any advising services outside their college or university employment.

What is the cost?

  • Central Region (CAAHP): $165
  • Northeast Region (NEAAHP): $175
  • Southeast Region (SAAHP): $160
  • Western Region (WAAHP): $175

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

h3>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.
  • The Affiliate member cannot accept independent or contractor fees for any advising services.

What is the cost?

  • $170
    • 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?

  • Individuals who serve in a pre-health advising role at an accredited 2-year college or program.
  • Community College Advisor members cannot accept independent or contractor fees for any advising services outside their college or university employment.

What is the cost?

  • $100
    • 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?

  • Individuals who are employed by an accredited institution or program that grants terminal degrees necessary for licensure in the health professions, associations of such institutions, and recognized associations of health professionals.
  • Patron members cannot accept independent or contractor fees for any advising services outside their college or university or association employment.

What is the cost?

  • $360

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
  • 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.
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      Who qualifies for this membership?

      • Individuals who are employed by an accredited institution or program that grants terminal degrees necessary for licensure in the health professions, associations of such institutions, and recognized associations of health professionals that already have a Patron Member.
      • The Associate Patron member cannot accept independent or contractor fees for any advising services outside their college or university employment.

      What is the cost?

      • $210

      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?

      • Individuals who have retired from health professions advising or admissions and who have been an Advisor or Patron member of NAAHP for at least 5 years before retirement.
      • New emeritus members must be approved by the NAAHP Membership committee.
      • An emeritus member who returns to advising for a college or university is no longer eligible for emeritus status and will revert to advisor member status.
      • Members who begin advising either individually 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 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.

      Step 3: Apply for Membership

      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.