Professional Development

AHIP Credentialing
The Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) is a professional development and career recognition program of the Medical Library Association (MLA). Admission to and the level of academy membership (Provisional, Member, Senior, Distinguished) are based on three areas of achievement: academic preparation, professional experience, and professional accomplishment.

You can apply using guidelines and forms found under Application Process at the MLA website (MLANET).

Application package is also available from:
Professional Development Department
Medical Library Association
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60602-4805
Tel: 312.419.9094 x28
Fax, 312.419.8950

Upon receipt of the completed forms, MLA will forward the application packet to the Credentialing Committee for analysis. Applicants and supervisor are notified, by letter, of acceptance; applicant only is notified of non-acceptance.

For more information about the Academy and for details about the application process, see the Academy of Health Information Professionals on MLANet.

If you have questions about the application process or need assistance completing your application, contact Anne Shew, AHIP Credentialing Liaison (415-565-6352).