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 Candidate Program

Certification Eligibility Pathway 1: Candidate Program​​​​​


Are you a licensed architect looking to differentiate yourself among your peers in the healthcare industry, but not quite eligible yet to sit for the ACHA Exam? 

The Candidate Program will orient your path to certification while you enjoy the benefits of networking with the best and brightest healthcare architects.  Learn from some of the most respected icons in the healthcare industry while you are mentored along the path of certification and grow in your knowledge of healthcare architecture. You must hold a US architectural license or an NCARB recognized reciprocal license. No portfolio or exam application required at this time.

Candidate Benefits:

  • Receive invitations to exclusive ACHA networking events (fees may apply).
  • Receive all ACHA mailings.
  • Participate in ACHA committees (with the exclusion of the Certification and Exam Committees).
  • Receive exam reminders and special discounts.

Remain a Candidate for up to 5 years for $25/year (only $20 for all of 2020).

[Note:  Becoming an ACHA Candidate does not qualify you to sit for the exam.  You must apply separately to be eligible to sit for the exam.]


To become a Candidate​
Click here


Already eligible to sit for the exam? Click here​ for more information.

Value to You as a Potential ACHA Certificate Holder

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American College of Healthcare Architects
4400 College Blvd Suite 220
Overland Park, KS 66211

Phone: 913-222-8653
Fax: 913-222-8606