Guidelines for Emeritus Membership

Updated:Feb 23,2013

Emeritus Membership Requirements:

  • There will two Emeritus member types:  Emeritus Member and Emeritus Fellow.
  • When a current member or Fellow reaches 67 years of age and has been an active Premium Professional Member for 5 years and is retired, he/she may send a written request to AHA requesting to be placed on Emeritus membership status.
  • Members must self-report age and retirement status when requesting Emeritus Membership status.
  • If the Fellow is affiliated with a Council that requires journal subscription for all Fellows, that requirement no longer applies once Emeritus status is conferred.
  • When the Premium Professional level is available for 10 years, it shall be incorporated into the requirements for Emeritus status.

Emeritus Fellow/Member Benefits:

  • Emeritus Members and Emeritus Fellows will not pay dues.
  • Emeritus Members and Emeritus Fellows will be classed in the database as Premium Professional members.  As such, they will be allowed to affiliate with two (2) Councils at no cost.
  • Emeritus Members and Emeritus Fellows will have access to the Learning Library.
  • Emeritus Members and Emeritus Fellows can purchase a subscription to seven online journals for $84.
  • Emeritus Members and Emeritus Fellows will be listed in the Membership Directory.  It will indicate their Emeritus status.
  • Emeritus Members and Emeritus Fellows will continue to receive a deep discount to Scientific Sessions and other AHA Council-sponsored scientific conferences.