Frequently Asked Questions

 
What is NAHCR?
What member type would I classify under and what is the cost to join?
How long is my membership valid for?
What resources are available to NAHCR members to manage my day-to-day responsibilities as a recruiter?
What professional development programs do you offer?
What is a Certified Health Care Recruiter (CHCR) and how do I achieve the credentials?
What resources are available to help me study for the CHCR exam?
What are the requirements for CHCR recertification?
What is the Health Care Recruitment Conference?
What is the best way to get information on questions I might have on various recruitment topics?
How can I get more involved with NAHCR? 

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What is NAHCR?

Our Mission: NAHCR provides health care recruitment professionals education, networking, and resources to become strategic business partners within a dynamic health care environment.

Our Vision: NAHCR will be the preeminent association for health care recruitment professionals.

What member type would I classify under and what is the cost to join?

Active Membership: $150 – Individuals who are actively involved in health care recruitment, retention or human resources. 

Federal Government Membership: $150 – Individuals who are recruiters or human resource professionals in any organization owned and operated by the Federal Government, such as a VA Hospital.

Associate Membership: $90 – former Active Members who no longer meet the criteria for Active Membership and other professionals in associated industries who do not meet the criteria for Active Membership. Associate Membership cannot be used as a substitute for Vendor Membership.

Vendor Membership: $1,100 – Companies interested in supporting NAHCR and who provide services or products of interest to recruiters, such as advertising agencies, temporary or staffing agencies, publishers and software companies providing applicant tracking systems, are also eligible for membership in NAHCR as Vendor Members.

How long is my membership valid for? 

NAHCR membership is on a set calendar year (January 1- December 31). Prorated dues are available in August. 

What resources are available to NAHCR members to manage my day-to-day responsibilities as a recruiter?

  • Monthly education webinars on a wide variety of recruiting topics
  • Webinar library with past webinars 
  • Tapping into the expertise and knowledge of fellow recruiters nationwide through the members-only listserv
  • Bi-weekly news digest and quarterly newsletter on current challenges and opportunities of recruiting
  • National job posting and references
  • Certification as a Health Care Recruiter (CHCR)
  • Annual education conference 

What professional development programs do you offer? 

  • Certified Healthcare Recruiter (CHCR) Credentialing 
  • Webinars (no cost to members)
  • Health Care Recruitment Conference and Pre-conference Workshops: i.e. Best Practices, Metrics

What is a Certified Health Care Recruiter (CHCR) and how do I achieve the credentials?

The NAHCR Credentialing Examination provides professional Health Care Recruiters and Human Resources Professionals the opportunity to earn the credentials of Certified Health Care Recruiter.

  • Candidates must have at least two years’ experience by the time of application and currently be working as a health care recruiter.
  • The exam is offered on the Tuesday of the Health Care Recruitment Conference each year and consists of 90 questions developed by the NAHCR Credentialing Advisory Board. The exam must be completed in approximately 2 hours and in one sitting, in the presence of a NAHCR appointed proctor.
  • Members save $145 on exam registration 

What resources are available to help me study for the CHCR exam?

  • A NAHCR Credentialing Review Course is offered prior to the Exam at the Health Care Recruitment Conference 
  • A resource guide will be sent after the exam registration 
  • Employment Law 101 webinar to brush up on recruitment laws

What are the requirements for CHCR recertification?

Credential holders must recertify every two years. It may be done one of two ways:

  • Through 20 continuing education credits provided by an appropriately credentialed and recognized provider of continuing education in areas of recruitment, human resources, and health care
  • Repeat the CHCR examination

What is the Health Care Recruitment Conference?

The NAHCR Health Care Recruitment Conference is the premier health care recruiting event of the year. Held in a different city each July, the three and a half-day conference offers a wealth of knowledge, ideas, and fun for all levels of health care recruiters wanting to enhance their skills. The schedule of events includes pre-conference workshops, educational keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, a robust exhibit hall showcasing various products and services, evening receptions, our signature gala awards dinner, and numerous networking opportunities to meet new colleagues! Be sure to attend the conference for the exclusive opportunity to take the Certified Health Care Recruiter (CHCR) exam. The Health Care Recruitment Conference also provides continuing education units (CEUs) through HRCI and SHRM for RN's, PHR/SPHR and CHCR certifications.

What is the best way to get information on questions I might have on various recruitment topics?

Members can join the member-only listserv, follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to post questions and receive immediate feedback nationwide.

How can I get more involved with NAHCR?

Members can get involved with various standing committees including Education, Communications, and Membership. The committees meet via conference calls. Becoming involved with a committee is a great first step towards a future committee chair or board member position. Complete the short form to get involved with a committee today.