Apply for New Membership

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, 2021

Applications for membership 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. This letter will be uploaded to your application for membership.

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.

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?

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?

  • 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?

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.
  • 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?

  • 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?

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
  • 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 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?

      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?

      • 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.

      Who qualifies for this membership?

      • Association membership is available to anyone employed by a 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. Note: this definition is pending approval by the NAAHP Board of Directors.
      • Representatives from the association will hold membership as association representatives. Association membership comes with Two association representative memberships. 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.

      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.

          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.

          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