Agencies within the Upstate region have the opportunity to become members of the Upstate AHEC Consortium. Those agencies that are not members of the consortium are able to attend all Continuing Education offerings for healthcare professionals but do not receive the benefits afforded to consortium members.
Benefits of Membership
Consortium membership with Upstate AHEC is available to individuals, agencies, or divisions of organizations involved in health care and interested in enhancing professional competencies and maintaining licensure. For one low annual fee, consortium members register for all of the educational programs sponsored by Upstate AHEC tuition free or at a discounted member rate.
All Continuing Education programs offered by Upstate AHEC are open to both consortium and non-consortium attendees. Membership in the Upstate AHEC Consortium allows all employees of the agency to attend Continuing Education programs free of charge or at a discounted rate. Continuing Education programs are open to all participants, but consortium members get the experience for less. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Due to the cost of certain courses, i.e. those where the speaker fee exceeds $1,000/day, a reduced fee may be required of consortium attendees.
Last year, consortium members had access to the following:
- More than 90 live and 275 online continuing education programs, many developed based upon the needs identified by your organization
- More than 1,000 teaching hours delivered by a key group of the most competent clinicians and educators
For more information about how your organization can become a consortium member, call 864-349-1160 or contact Sandy Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership options for those not associated with a consortium member organization:
Individual Consortium Membership entitles the member to attend all Upstate AHEC programs for free or at the discounted member rate. This includes all live programs as well as online courses on AHEC U and SCHOOLS courses. Meals, roster fees and books, if required for a specific program are not included in consortium membership. Consortium membership is not transferable and membership fees are non-refundable.
Membership fee is $200.00. You can begin accessing these benefits quickly (It takes approximately 48-72 business hours to process PayPal payments, then you will receive an email with the enrollment key and instructions to access your AHEC U account) by completing and submitting the Individual Membership Application form.
AHEC U Membership entitles the member access to all on-line AHEC U Classes free for one year from date of membership (exception Anatomy and Physiology and Pharmacology for NP). AHEC U Membership does not provide access to live programs or SCHOOLS programs, but does provide access to over 140 online courses. AHEC U does not include live classes or SCHOOLS. AHEC U membership is not transferable and membership fees are non-refundable. If you are employed by a consortium member, you already receive complementary AHECU courses. Click here to view a list of consortium members.
Membership fee is $49.95. You can begin accessing these benefits quickly (It takes approximately 48-72 business hours to process PayPal payments, then you will receive an email with the enrollment key and instructions to access your AHEC U account) by completing and submitting the AHEC U Membership Application.