Benefits of ASHRM Membership

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Printable Application
To pay for membership by check, print and complete this membership application (PDF), and return with payment by fax to (312) 422-3609 or by mail to: ASHRM, P.O. Box 75315, Chicago, IL 60675-5315

Take advantage of member rates for ASHRM's many educational programs, which are offered throughout the year. All programs are designed and delivered by experienced risk management professionals to meet the specific needs of industry. Our primary educational offerings are outlined below.

  • Annual Conference & Exhibition
    Dedicated solely to healthcare risk management, ASHRM’s Annual Conference is the only event of its kind. The conference, which attracts more than 2,000 attendees annually, centers around education and offers more than 70 concurrent sessions as well as numerous networking opportunities.
  • Academy
    ASHRM Academy offers intensive instruction in a smaller group setting, including multi-day learning sessions, bootcamps and exam preparation classes. ASHRM members receive preferred pricing for all Academy courses. Patient Safety Certificate Program Two sequential programs focus on skills, strategies and tools to help risk managers develop a culture of safety and make the connection between patient safety and sound risk management practices.
  • ASHRM University
    ASHRM University is a web-based, on-demand learning platform where students to learn at their own pace and according to their own schedule. With more than 65 learning opportunities available and new courses being added each month, ASHRM University offers a wide variety of relevant topics in several formats.
  • The HRM Certificate Program
    This uniquely designed course covers the spectrum of the risk management experience in three modules, from Essentials for basic knowledge of risk management principles, to Applications in an intermediate-level course, to an Advanced Forum designed for experienced risk managers.
  • Webinars
    ASHRM's live and archived webinars and audio programs communicate the most up-to-date strategies to tackle current risk management issues. The format allows members to learn from experts in their own setting and site registration allows for cost-effective educational programming.
  • News for Healthcare Risk Management Professionals
    Keep abreast of risk management news and stay informed about the latest risk management ideas with access to ASHRM's library. The following ASHRM publications are offered at no additional cost to members.
  • Journal of Healthcare Risk Management
    Published quarterly by ASHRM, this peer-reviewed journal presents research, trends and new developments in the field of health care risk management. Forum Newsletter This bi-monthly newsletter includes news on ASHRM activities, key initiatives, jobs listings and more.
  • e-News
    Don't have time to read through the abundance of risk management-related information? ASHRM offers this timely digital digest of news every Friday, direct to your e-mail inbox.
  • Online Member Directory
    Members can access the online member directory, online risk management community, Journal archives and more.

ASHRM members receive discounted rates for all of the society's publications and products, including the Enterprise Risk Management Playbook, the Pearls pocket guide series, adaptable toolkits and more.

Professional Development & Recognition
ASHRM provides two levels of professional recognition in healthcare risk management: Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (FASHRM) and Distinguished Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (DFASHRM). In addition, ASHRM's awards programs provide opportunities for growth and acknowledgement.

ASHRM helped establish the Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM), a certification program offered by the American Hospital Association Certification Center. The CPHRM program provides a tangible credential based on a solid assessment that verifies your broad knowledge of risk management. ASHRM supports members' pursuit of CPHRM certification with exam study aids at special member discounts.

ASHRM sponsors Healthcare Risk Management Week the third week each June as a time to bring wider appreciation to the profession with special events and custom-designed commemorative items to illustrate the importance of the work you do.

ASHRM addresses advocacy issues which affect the risk management profession such as patient safety, HIPAA, disaster preparedness and more. Through its involvement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Joint Commission and state agencies, ASHRM ensures that your voice is heard.



Membership is open to professionals whose job responsibilities include healthcare risk management or who have demonstrated a bona fide interest in the field of healthcare risk management and who agree to support the mission, vision and code of professional responsibility of the Society, according to the ASHRM bylaws.

Membership in ASHRM follows the individual and is not transferable to another person or institution.

Student Memberships
A student member is a full-time student registered at an institution of higher learning and not eligible as a regular member (defined as one actively involved in the field of healthcare risk management or whose job responsibilities include healthcare risk management). To qualify, students must fax a completed registration form together with a copy of a recent transcript or current membership card showing full-time student status to 312-422-3609. Each student application is reviewed prior to approval.



Type of Membership Dues
Regular $159
Student $99
Retired $99

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