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Advancement Information Session. Becoming Board Certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. South Texas and Central Texas Chapters – American College of Healthcare Executives April 13, 2010. Agenda. The Fellow credential

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Advancement Information Session

Becoming Board Certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

South Texas and Central Texas Chapters – American College of Healthcare ExecutivesApril 13, 2010


The Fellow credential

Advancement criteria

Board of Governors Exam

Cohort method and participation ground


Application status tracking


what does it mean
What does it mean?
  • The FACHE credential demonstrates professionalism, ethical decision making, competence, leadership skills and commitment to lifelong learning
  • The FACHE credential symbolizes a commitment to excellence; it is a rigorous credential based on multi-faceted criteria – including a valid and reliable examination
  • Board certification provides the personal satisfaction of achieving a goal and achieving professional recognition
the credentialing system is
The Credentialing System Is:

Rigorous and inclusive—encouraging healthcare executives to demonstrate their competence, commitment to ethical decision making and participation in ongoing professional development

  • Post-baccalaureate degree
  • Three years’ tenure as an ACHE Member
  • Five years’ healthcare management experience
  • 40 hours of CEU – at least 12 Category I (ACHE education)
  • Three Fellow references – including a structured interview
  • Professional and community/civic participation
  • Board of Governors Examination

Position & Experience

  • Hold a healthcare management position in an acceptable organization as defined in the Regulations Governing Admission, Advancement and Recertification
  • Five years’ healthcare management experience

Tenure at ACHE

  • Three years’ tenure as an ACHE Member
definition of healthcare management position
Definition of Healthcare Management Position

A Healthcare management position is one which the person is employed by a healthcare organization or by an organization whose purpose is to influence the growth, development or operations of a healthcare organization. To be eligible for advancement, a candidate’s position must include planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling functions at the organizational or departmental level. Eligible positions include but are not limited to C-suite executives (CEOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs, CIOs, etc.), associate and assistant administrative officers, directors as well as specialty management positions of comparable executive authority.



Continuing Education

40 hours of CEU credits over the previous five years

12 credits must be Category I (ACHE education) credits

Balance may be either Category I or II

Three references from Fellows, one of which must be a structured interview


Professional & Community Involvement

board of governors exam in healthcare management
Board of Governors Exam In Healthcare Management
  • Successful completion of the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management
  • The Board of Governors Examination consists of 230 multiple-choice questions covering general knowledge of management principles in 10 healthcare knowledge areas
applying to take the bog exam
Applying to take the BOG Exam
  • The application for Fellow also serves as the application to take the exam
    • Application is good for three years
  • Before taking the exam, you must meet the following subset of criteria for Fellow status:
    • Masters or other advanced degree
    • A healthcare management position and two years’ healthcare management experience
    • Three references from Fellows, including one structured interview
    • Completed Fellow application with $250 fee
    • $200 examination fee at time of exam registration
exam scoring
Exam Scoring
  • The BOG is a Pass/Fail exam
  • A candidate’s reported score in the written exam equals the total number of correct responses
  • There is no penalty for incorrect answers—it is to your advantage to answer every question
registering for the exam
Registering for the Exam
  • After your application for Fellow status is accepted, you will receive an exam registration form
  • Return the exam registration form to ACHE along with your exam registration fee or coupon
  • Select an exam site –
  • Follow directions on your confirmation letter to register at the desired site

* Please pay close attention to the Prometric rules which are included in your confirmation as well as at the online Prometric site. They are very specific and Prometric will not deviate from them.

taking the exam
Taking the Exam
  • You have six hours to complete the exam.
  • The computer testing is easy to navigate. You will have the ability to mark items you wish to return to
  • At the conclusion of the exam, you will receive a printout stating whether or not you passed the exam
  • The printout includes a breakdown of the 10 knowledge areas and the percent of questions answered correctly in each area
cohort method
Cohort Method
  • Proven approach
  • Goal to facilitate 100% advancement
  • Covers entire advancement process
    • Application
    • Exam preparation
  • Participant-lead
  • Webinar format – weekly one hour sessions
  • Subject-matter expert invitees
  • On-site option (3-4 sessions)
advancement session participation ground rules and format
Advancement Session Participation Ground Rules and Format
  • Eligible to sit for exam (July – Augustly)
  • Apply for FACHE status and register for exam

  • 1 hour (12-1 p.m.); start and end on-time
  • Participant presenters prepared
  • Template outline and presentation formats (to be provided)
timeline tentative
Timeline (tentative)

April 13 Advancement Information Session (AIS) Application

May 3 Governance & Organizational Structure

May 10 Human Resources

May 17 Finance

May 24 Healthcare Technology & Information Management

May 31 Quality & Performance Improvement

June 7 Laws & Regulations

June 14 Professionalism & Ethics Register for

June 21 Healthcare Exam

June 28 Management

July 5 Business

July 12 Final Review

TBD July All day on-site review course (Optional)

July-August Take Exam

fellow advancement tracking features on my ache
Fellow Advancement Tracking Features on My ACHE
  • Personalized messages that include:
    • When an applicant can register for the Exam and after he/she registers with ACHE, when he/she must take the Exam by (Exam expiration date)
    • A congratulatory message after an affiliate passes the Board of Governors Exam
  • Advancement Status Bar
    • Shows steps an applicant has completed and those that have not been completed
  • Detailed information about the final requirements that must be met after passing the Board of Governors Exam:
    • Each requirement is listed as “Complete” or “Incomplete”
    • Personalized information from each applicant’s ACHE database record
additional information
Additional Information

Exam Online Community at

Credentialing area of

Customer Service Center

(312) 424-9400

[email protected]

additional information1
Additional Information

Once you pass the exam, you may refer to yourself as a Fellow designate

After you complete all of the requirements for Fellow status you will advance to Fellow

Track your status online at My ACHE