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Education and Conferences
How do I contact Academy headquarters?
Our staff directory provides you
with a listing of staff contacts.
330 N Wabash Ave, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60611
How do I change my address?
You may change your address online.
What is the AAMA Foundation?
What are the qualifications required to
If you are employed in healthcare
management or education, with a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent in
education and experience, then you should belong to the American Academy of
How do I join AAMA?
Join today by completing our online Membership Application.
How do I join a College?
AAMA members may join our Colleges
for no additional charge. AAMA currently has groups that focus on
administration in the cardiovascular, contingency planning, healthcare
information, neuroscience, oncology, federal healthcare, and small and
rural healthcare specialties. You may add a College online.
I sent in my application and have not heard
You will receive a "Welcome Kit"
within two weeks. If you have not received your kit in two weeks, please
contact Sue Eget, the Academy's Membership Director.
What member services does the
How do I renew my membership?
You may renew your membership online,
renew over the phone by calling Academy Headquarters at 847-759-8601, or mail
your renewal payment to:
P.O. Box 76122
Cleveland, OH 44101-4755
Education and Conferences
What educational opportunities
does AAMA offer?
When/where is the next conference?
Check out our conference calendar for a list of
upcoming AAMA conferences.
Does the Academy provide Continuing Education
The AAMA awards Continuing Education Credits for attendance at educational programs.
One hour of attendance at an education program is equivalent to one AAMA Continuing
Education Credit. Use these credits to
fulfill requirements to maintain professional credentials, or to indicate
to your employer that you are up-to-date in your area of expertise.
What is the CAAMA credential, why should I
earn it, and how do I qualify?
CAAMA Credential details.
When and where can I take the exam?
Check out our Exam Schedule.
How do I register for an exam?
Instructions are on the Exam Schedule.
How do I prepare for the exam?
When/how will I get my results?
Exam results will be reported to the examinee as "pass" or "fail" only. Exam results will be communicated only via the exam results letter. Helpful feedback on areas for improvement will be provided after unsuccessful attempts to aide in additional exam attempts.
What if I do not pass?
In the event that a candidate is unsuccessful in his or her first attempt to pass the examination, up to two (02) retakes may be scheduled after a 30-day study period at the following reduced fee schedule: $50 first retake attempt, $100 second retake attempt. Subsequent attempts require a new application and submission of the appropriate examination fee.
What do I do to
maintain my CAAMA
- You must recredential every three (03) years.
Why must I recredential?
- The CAAMA is a time-limited designation.
Evidence of continuing professional development is necessary to
maintain the CAAMA.
do I recredential?
- Earn 30 Professional Currency Points
- Maintain AAMA membership
- Submit recredential application and pay recredentialing fee
What if I do not recredential?
- You may no longer continue use of the CAAMA