Improving Professional Competencies

AAHP’s Education Committee administers our AAHP Members’ Education Fund to support active Members in accessing professional development and education opportunities. The AAHP recognizes that this type of funding is important to assist Members in maintaining and improving their professional competencies, enhancing their career progression, keeping abreast of new technologies and practices, or in complying with professional regulations.

A total of $14,000 is allocated each year in four separate periods ($3500/period). Members can apply for up to $500 to support their participation in an education or professional development activity during each period. However, they are only eligible to receive funding once in every 12 month period.

Our Application & Selection Process

Members should be aware that funding under this fund is NOT automatic. The AAHP receives many more applications for this support than we are able to award within our budget. Therefore, we have a formal application and selection process as outlined in the AAHP Members’ Education Fund Guidelines and Application Form are available in the Members’ Area or the Resources page.

Key application deadlines are:

  • August 15
  • November 15
  • February 15
  • May 15

Please note that the AAHP maintains that the Employer holds primary responsibility for supporting the continuing professional development and education of its employees, including any related expenses. As such, the AAHP Members’ Education Fund is not intended to be a primary funding source for these activities.