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While NAHAM is a "national" association built around the needs of patient access professionals in the United States, we understand that many of the practices and responsibilities of our members translate to international markets. NAHAM has developed a strong presence in Canada and is currently collaborating with areas as diverse as the Carribean and the United Arab Emirates.  

We've found that there is great opportunity for patient access professionals in these areas to receive value from NAHAM's membership, education, and certification offerings. There is even opportunity to establish NAHAM affiliates in these regions. Of course, you and your colleagues can get started in NAHAM without having an official affiliate established. For instance, the aforementioned Canadian members do not currently have an affiliate, and we have patient access professionals in Dubai preparing to sit for the CHAA exam despite not having an affiliate.

What this means is: you can get started today using the NAHAM resources available to you.

Below is a primer on where international professionals can get started with NAHAM. We're interested in hearing from you; tell us what we can do for you and how we can enhance patient access practices in your area. Email or call 202.367.1125. We look forward to working with you!


Membership is a great place to start so you can begin networking via our Member Directory, Access Forum, ListServe, LinkedIn, and more, while receiving valuable information through our publications (Access Management Journal, Connections, the weekly Newsbrief) and website (Access Knowledgebase, our Buyers Guide, and more).

All information on membership is available here

As you can see, we have Active Memberships available to those professionals who are managers and higher, and Associate Membership for front-line staff.


NAHAM also has a host of educational offerings, including on-demand webinars, exam preparation, and more. Information is available here


Our newly-accredited certification programs are designed for those individuals ready to take the next step in their career.

All pertinent information is available in our Candidate Guide to Certification

You can also navigate the NAHAM Certification pages on the website here.


NAHAM has put together this Affiliate Toolkit as well as this Affiliate Handbook to serve as your main resources for starting an affiliate. We're happy to walk you through the process, but this gives you an idea of what is involved. You can also reach out to NAHAM staff or NAHAM's Ambassador, Maxine Wilson ( for more information.

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