Membership Information




Member Referral 

Health care recruitment professionals turn to NAHCR to enhance their career success and advance in their profession. NAHCR offers Certified Health Care Recruiter (CHCR) credentialing, best practices resources, free webinars, articles by leading experts, networking with peers and an annual conference. NAHCR delivers the specialized and unique content you need to keep up with the changes in health care and remain a leader in your field.

What is our unique strength?

Where can you get "one-stop shopping" in today's hectic health care world? At NAHCR, that's where. We have the best network out there, member-to-member and also via a quick call to our National Office. With chapters nationwide, you can get "connected" to another member in any region who can help you or find a variety of resources by calling our headquarters.

Hear from NAHCR members about the benefits of joining NAHCR.

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Membership Benefits

Investment in NAHCR pays off in more efficient practices, proven solutions, new insights and ideas. Join today and....

  • Keep up with industry trends with free educational webinars on health care, marketing and recruitment topics (Up to $750 value!)
  • Tap into the expertise of other health care recruiters about best practices, innovations and concerns that affect health care recruitment with the NAHCR members-only listserv
  • Stay informed on current opportunities and challenges impacting health care recruitment with the NAHCR News—a bi-weekly news digest—and Directions, NAHCR’s quarterly digital newsletter
  • Grow professionally and personally by serving in volunteer leadership positions

Other benefits include:

  • Discounted registration fees to NAHCR’s Annual Health Care Recruitment Conference (Save $145!)
    • Build rapport with colleagues with face-to-face networking and peer learning experiences
    • Attend sessions on cutting-edge recruitment practices help you grow into an invaluable strategic partner at your organization
    • Hear top-level speakers that engage you in a comprehensive educational program
    • Meet industry partners who offer solutions to everyday business challenges
  • Demonstrate your knowledge and competence in the specialized field of health care recruitment with the Certified Health Care Recruiter (CHCR) credential(Save $145!)

Each quarter NAHCR hosts a free New Member Orientation. This is an excellent way to learn how to make the most of your membership and meet other new members and association leaders. Search the Calendar of Events for information on the next New Member Orientation!


Active Members are those individuals who are actively involved in health care recruitment, retention or human resources. 

Federal Members are those individuals who are recruiters or human resource professionals in any organization owned and operated by the Federal Government, such as a VA Hospital.

Dues are $150 per calendar year (January 1 - December 31) and entitle you to all the benefits and programs NAHCR offers. In addition, Active and Federal members may vote and are eligible to serve on the NAHCR Board of Directors.  

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Are you part of a health care organization with 5 or more recruiters? You may be eligible for the group tiered discounts!

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Vendor Members

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. Dues are $1,100 per calendar year (January 1 - December 31) and entitle your company to a number of benefits. Vendor members are not eligible to vote or hold office but are represented on the Board of Directors. Meet NAHCR Vendor Members

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  • Companies or divisions of companies whose sole business is placing traveling health care professionals are also eligible for Vendor membership.
  • Individuals associated with permanent personnel placement agencies (search firms, headhunters) are eligible for Vendor membership subject to approval by the Board of Directors. Search firm applicants are responsible for securing a reference from an Active NAHCR Member.


Associate Membership is open to 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. Associate Members shall be ineligible to vote as members or hold office in this Association.

Dues are $90 per calendar year (January 1 - December 31). Associate members may serve on committees and benefit from all member services, but they may not vote and are not eligible to serve on the NAHCR Board of Directors.

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Need a letter for your employer? Click here for a membership renewal justification letter

Need to send in a check? Choose "invoice me" at the end of the online application or download the PDF

Member Referral Rewards Program 

Share your commitment to NAHCR with your peers and earn valuable rewards. NAHCR members who refer new Active or Federal Members receive a $15 Amazon gift card. Eligible referrals include health care recruiting professionals who have never been members of NAHCR or whose memberships have been lapsed for more than one year. Need talking points or marketing collateral to help spread the word? Email [email protected].