Membership FAQs

Below are answers to the questions we get most often about membership options, member benefits, and account information. Can't find the answer you need? Contact us.

Already an AANAC Member

On the AANAC.org website, find the orange “My Account” button at the top right corner of the page. Click on the button, which will take you to a new page with your account and contact information for review and edit.

Find the "My Membership" option, which can be found in the drop-down menu under the orange My Account button at the top right corner of the page. Select it and find the option to renew in the center of the page.

You can ask your question on AANAConnect, AANAC’s members-only private, online community including peers and experts in the long-term care field. AANAConnect is a great place to seek advice, ask questions, offer expertise, find tools and documents, and build a support system. 

To post your question, sign in on AANAC.org and find “Community” on the top toolbar of the AANAC homepage. Once you login to AANAConnect, find the option to “Participate” in the center of the purple toolbar and click on it. A drop down menu will appear. Select the first option, “Post a Message.” Create your post just as you would an email. Select a discussion group to send to, enter a subject, and type your message above your signature.

That’s okay. If you have a complicated question, write out the question as clearly as possible to start the conversation. Once you receive a response to your question, you will have the opportunity to respond and clarify as needed.

We generally suggest that you wait 24 hours for a response. Each morning, a digest email of the previous day’s questions are sent out to all subscribers. Many questions receive a response after this email is sent. If you need a question answered sooner, put “urgent” in the subject line.

No. Your membership and certification have two separate cycles. Membership dues are annual ($119 per year). RAC-CT recertification needs to be completed every two years and the courses are priced individually.

A two-year membership saves you time and money, as you renew once for two years at a time, and the price is discounted to $209. This option also  allows you to sync your membership dues with your RAC-CT certification cycle (which must be renewed every two years.) If your membership is due for renewal and you are certifying or re-certifying, you can renew to the two-year membership to sync your certification and membership cycles.

No. If you renew early, your membership will be extended one year from the current expiration date.

AANAC offers a retirement membership for a one-time payment of $119 for lifetime membership access. You may wish to keep your membership current even after you retire to keep your certification current, to stay abreast of trends in long-term care, and to support those with less experience in the field. Please email Scott Hammond at shammond@AANAC.org with any questions and to see if you are eligible.

No, each individual's membership is non-transferrable and non-refundable.

When you login to AANAC.org, find "My Receipts" in the upper right hand corner of the page. Here you can download your paid invoice to provide to your employer.

No. If you are a PDP Member or if your individual membership dues are paid by your employer, you can still list your home address as your primary address.

On AANAC.org, find the "Jobs" link on the toolbar at the top-center of the page. On the AANACareer page, be sure that the "Employers" tab is selected. From here, you can choose to "Post a Job," "View Resumes," or "View Products."

When you select "Post a Job," you can sign in as an AANAC member to receive member pricing. Or, you can sign in as a "Guest." If you choose to sign in as a "Guest," you will be prompted to create an account.

On AANAC.org, find the "Jobs" link at the top-center of the page. On the AANACareer page, be sure that the "Job Seekers" tab is selected. From here, you can choose to "Search Jobs," "Post a Resume," etc.

When you select "Post a Resume," you can sign in as an AANAC member to receive member pricing. Or, you can sign in as a "Guest." If you choose to sign in as a "Guest," you will be prompted to create an account.

Yes. You can enroll or purchase webinars live or on-demand and invite multiple staff to participate in the webinar with you. However, the only one who will receive CEU credits is the one registered for the webinar.

Yes, by joining AANAC you will have the opportunity to participate in advocacy efforts and volunteer to help shape the future of long-term care. To be alerted about opportunities, join the "Volunteer" community on AANAConnect.

Not Yet an AANAC Member

We most likely have your old record that you should use so all of your history and education is in one record. If you have forgotten your login and password, call us and we'd be glad to help - 800.768.1880.

With AANAC, you will have 24/7/365 advice from peers in our members-only, online community where you can ask anything, from the most nuanced to the most fundamental questions. Additionally, you'll have access to articles and web resources about trends in the field, as well as up to 50% off education opportunities!

Yes. However, if you become a member you will receive up to 50% off education and certification opportunities, as well as educational workshops and conference registration.

No, you cannot receive education discounts with a trial membership. We encourage you to join AANAC to receive full member benefits for a year.

Multiple users are not permitted to access the benefits of an individual's membership account. An individual membership is only for the member whose name the account is in. This is important to maintain the integrity of each member's education records.

Yes. AANAC offers a student membership for $25 per year. Membership with AANAC helps students to be knowledgeable about changes in the field, gives students access to AANAC publications which can be used for scholarly work, gives students access to the career center, and more! For more information, check out our student membership page. Please email Scott Hammond at shammond@AANAC.org with any questions or to see if you are eligible.

A two-year membership is discounted, and also allows you to sync your membership dues with your RAC-CT certification cycle (which must be renewed every two years.) If your membership is due for renewal and you are certifying or re-certifying, you can purchase the two-year membership to sync your certification and membership cycles.

Yes, partner opportunities are available for facilities/companies who would like to provide membership for 10 or more people. For more information, see our partner options page.

Membership dues for an individual are $119 per year. You may renew your membership as an individual by calling 1.800.768.1880. We will use your existing record so your educational history stays on file.

No. Payment is due as a one-time installment to join or renew your membership.

AANAC is based in Denver, Colorado, but we have more than 14,000 members across the United States. Our 1-800 number allows you to call us toll-free, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm MT, with any questions you have regarding membership or education opportunities.

AANAC has a career center where you can find your next dream job or hire a new team member. Jobs can be posted by members or non-members, although members receive a discounted rate for job postings and resumes. To explore the career center, find "Jobs" on the top toolbar of AANAC.org. Once on the career page, select "Employers," "Job Seekers," or "Post a Job."