Apply for New Membership


STEP 1: Gather all materials necessary BEFORE you start the online application. The online application cannot save your information to fill out at a later date.

Applications for membership are subject to Verification and Approval. Payment must be received before your membership is made active. Exceptions cannot be accommodated for the application and review process.
A membership with NAAHP requires a Verification Letter from your Dean, Direct Supervisor, Executive Director or Provost identifying your official title and role in health professions advising prior to approval for membership. A digital copy of the Verification Letter is required for the New Member Online Application.
  • Must be on your institution's letterhead, AND.
  • Must include your official title, AND.
  • Must have a brief statement on your role in health professions advising at your institution.
  • DO NOT EMAIL THE VERIFICATION LETTER to NAAHP Staff. This letter will be uploaded into your online application.
Credit Card or Pay Later options are available within the application.
All memberships, regardless of purchase date, expire on October 31st annually. 



STEP 2: Review Membership Categories below to determine the category for your application.


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. This individual represents a four-year undergraduate program or a post- baccalaureate program. 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 reduced price begining July 1 of every year, although all memberships, regardless of purchase date, expire on October 31st annually.)

  • Central Region (CAAHP): $165 (*$95)
  • Northeast Region (NEAAHP): $175 (*$105)
  • Southeast Region (SAAHP): $160 (*$90)
  • Western Region (WAAHP): $175 (*$105)

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 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 reduced price begining July 1 of every year, although all memberships, regardless of purchase date, expire on October 31st annually.)

  • National Dues: $80
  • Regional Dues: $20
  • Total Membership Dues: $100 (*$60)
  • 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 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 reduced price begining July 1 of every year, although all memberships, regardless of purchase date, expire on October 31st annually.)

  • National Dues: $145
  • Regional Dues: $25
  • Total Membership Dues: $170 (*$97.50)
  • 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 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 institutions 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 reduced price begining July 1 of every year, although all memberships, regardless of purchase date, expire on October 31st annually.)

  • $360 (*$180)

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
  • 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 reduced price begining July 1 of every year, although all memberships, regardless of purchase date, expire on October 31st annually.)

      • $210 (*$105)

      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 or abbreviations!)
        • 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 reduced price begining July 1 of every year, although all memberships, regardless of purchase date, expire on October 31st annually.)

      • $300 ($150)

      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 or abbreviations!)
        • 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: Use information from  STEP 1  &  STEP 2  to fill out the New Member Online Application



          STEP 4: After you have submitted your New Member Application
          Application submissions will be reviewed within 10 business days.
          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.


          Questions? Please contact Tesha White, twhite@naahp.org from the NAAHP National Office.