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1 Advancement Information Session Becoming Board Certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

2 “Being board certified in healthcare management signifies your commitment to excellence and professional development. Fellows are recognized by their healthcare colleagues and employers as competent leaders who strive to make a difference.” Kevin E. Lofton, FACHE President and Chief Executive Officer Catholic Health Initiatives Denver, CO

3 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.

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

5 Academic Preparation References & Involvement BOG Exam ACHE Tenure & Experience CEUs Ongoing Professional Development Note: Components are not sequential Single FACHE credential— based on multifaceted criteria

6 Postbaccalaureate degree Three years’ tenure as an ACHE Member Five years’ healthcare management experience 40 hours of CEUs — at least 12 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits Three Fellow references — including a structured interview Professional and community/civic participation Board of Governors Exam

7 Criteria 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 with ACHE  Three years’ tenure as an ACHE Member

8 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.

9 Criteria References Three references from Fellows, one of which must be a structured interview Continuing Education 40 hours of CEU credits over the previous five years 12 credits must be ACHE Face-to- Face Education credit Balance may be ACHE Qualified Education credit

10 Minimum of two examples of professional participation required over the previous three years, such as in the affairs of ACHE and its independent chapters, or national, regional and state healthcare associations Minimum of two examples of participation in community organizations required over the prior three years, such as in national, state or community nonprofit organizations Professional & Community Involvement

11 Healthcare Management Continuing Education credit - the credit in total that is required for Fellow advancement and recertification ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit (formerly known as Category I) – credit that is earned through ACHE approved chapter panel discussion and programs offered by the national organization ACHE Qualified Education credit (formerly known as Category II) – credit that is earned through programs offered by ACHE, chapters or other qualified sources

12 After January 1, total hours over the previous three years will be needed for advancement and recertification –12 hours must be ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit –Remaining 24 hours may be ACHE Qualified Education credit

13 If application is submitted: Between now and Dec. 31, 2013 – 40 hours of Healthcare Management Continuing Education credits over the previous five years: 12 hours must be ACHE Face –to-Face Education credits; balance may be ACHE Qualified Education credits After Jan. 1, 2014 – 36 hours of Healthcare Management Continuing Education credits over the previous three years: 12 hours must be ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits; balance may be ACHE Qualified credits

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15 Successful completion of the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management The Board of Governors Exam consists of 230 multiple-choice questions covering general knowledge of management principles in 10 healthcare knowledge areas

16 Governance and Organizational Structure5%6%Human Resources11%11%Finance10%11%Healthcare Technology and Information Management 5%6% Quality and Performance Improvement10%10% Laws and Regulations8%7%Professionalism and Ethics8%8%Healthcare18%17%Management15%15%Business10%9% August 2013

17 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: Master’s 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

18 The BOG Exam is a pass/fail exam A candidate’s reported score in the written exam equals the total number of correct responses It is to your advantage to answer every question

19 Offered at Prometric computer testing sites Prometric testing sites are located throughout the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico The exam is also offered internationally for military and civilians

20 Allow approximately 3 to 6 months to prepare, depending on your expertise and experience Determine your most effective studying style Review the 10 key knowledge areas Contact your local chapter regarding a study group Consider enrolling in the Online Tutorial course or the BOG Exam Review Course Review “Study Tips from ACHE Affiliates” and other online resources in the Credentialing area of ache.org

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24 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 — Prometric.com Follow the 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 letter as well as at the online Prometric site. They are very specific, and Prometric will not deviate from them.

25 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 percentage of questions answered correctly in each area.

26 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 you My ACHE page.

27 MY ACHE TRACKING YOUR ADVANCEMENT 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

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30 Customer Service Center (312) Credentialing area of ache.org Exam Online Community at Bogcommunity.ache.org


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