FAQs

New Membership
Who can become a member of AAIM?
Do members automatically receive credentials by AAIM?
What do I get with my AAIM membership?
Will AAIM sell or share my personal information with third parties?
Does AAIM verify the credentials of members?
How long does the AAIM application and credentialing process take?

Existing Membership
Can I check my membership status online?
How can I update my contact information?
Whom should I call to confirm that my dues payment was received?
I let my membership lapse, what do I have to do to reactivate my membership?
Can I find and contact other AAIM members?
Can other members find and contact me?
How can I submit my writing to JAAIM-Online?
Is there anyway I can communicate with all AAIM members?
I need to verify membership and information on one of your members. How can I get this information?

Renewals
Whom should I call if I haven't received a renewal invoice?
Can I renew by telephone?
Can I renew by fax?
Can I renew online?

Diplomate Designation
Who can be designated as a Diplomate with AAIM?
After I apply for Diplomate status with AAIM, what will I need to submit to complete the application process?
Are there qualifying exams for AAIM’s Diplomate designation?
Once a member receives a credential, what must he or she do to maintain it?
Is AAIM recognized by any other associations or certifying organizations?

CE Credits
What ways can I get CEs through AAIM?
Can I earn CEs from outside sources?
How many CEs can I earn when I teach a course or workshop, give a speech, sit on a panel?




New Membership FAQs


Who can become a member of AAIM?

Anyone who is interested in integrative medicine may join the association to have access to AAIM's online journal and AAIM's conferences and other continuing education opportunities. For example, AAIM offers a special membership for full-time students so that they can join and learn more about the exciting field of integrative medicine.
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Do members automatically receive credentials by AAIM?

No, general membership in AAIM does not include credentials. However, AAIM offers qualified professionals the opportunity to apply for Diplomate status.
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What do I get with my AAIM membership?

As a member of AAIM, you will receive discounts on AAIM National Conferences, the opportunity to be published and learn what fellow AAIM members are doing with JAAIM-Online , access to continuing education credits, and guidance from our Executive Advisory Board Members.
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Will AAIM sell or share my personal information with third parties?

No. The privacy of our members is extremely important to us. All of the personal information sent to us is kept confidential.
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Does AAIM verify the credentials of members?

Yes, the credential verification process is as follows:

Applicants for general membership in AAIM must provide documentation of their degrees, licenses, and qualifications. These applicants must also provide their signature confirming that the information they provide to AAIM in their applications is complete, accurate, and up-to-date. These general membership applications are reviewed when they are received. In this review process, an applicant's degrees are confirmed for legitimacy whenever possible and his or her professional licenses are confirmed with that individual's particular state licensing board.
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How long does the AAIM application and credentialing process take?

The application and credentilaing process usually takes 3–5 weeks after we receive all requested documentation.
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Existing Membership FAQs


Can I check my membership status online?

Yes, the Members Only section will show your renewal date after you log in.
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How can I update my contact information?

If you have moved, changed jobs, have a new area code, new email address, or simply want to confirm what contact information we have on file, you may call member services or the accounting department, 8:00am – 5:00pm CST toll free at (877) 718-3053, send a fax with your updated information to 417-823-9959, or update online by visiting the Modify Account page in the Members Only Area.
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Whom should I call to confirm that my dues payment was received?

For questions regarding your membership dues, you may call the accounting department, 8:00am – 5:00pm CST toll free at (877) 718-3053. A second renewal notice may cross in the mail with your payment; simply disregard this notice. You may also check your membership status online to verify a payment was received by visiting the Members Only Area.
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I let my membership lapse, what do I have to do to reactivate my membership?

At AAIM, we offer an amnesty program to welcome back inactive members. Simply pay your annual dues plus an additional $25 to waive the past year's dues. If your membership has been lapsed for 2 or more years, we request you also send in a current resume.
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Can I find and contact other AAIM members?

Yes. You can view other members' profiles at AAIM's member profiles page in the Members Only Area.
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Can other members find and contact me?

Yes. Other members can find and contact you on AAIM's Member Profiles page in the Members Only Area once you have completed an online profile.
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How can I submit my writing to JAAIM-Online?

For information about submitting your writing to JAAIM-Online, read JAAIM-Online's submission guidelines.
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Is there anyway I can communicate with all AAIM members?

Yes. AAIM has a forum in the Members-Only Area where you can read other members' comments and post comments of your own.
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I need to verify membership and information on one of your members. How can I get this information?

In order to release information on any of our members, we require written verifications containing the signature of the person of which you are requesting information. You can send verification request to our association by sending a fax to (417) 823-9959 or by mail.
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Renewal FAQs


Whom should I call if I haven't received a renewal invoice?

To request a renewal invoice, you may call the Accounting Department, 8:00am – 5:00pm CST toll free at (877) 718-3053.
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Can I renew by telephone?

Yes, you may find out what your dues are and pay by telephone a with credit card. Simply call member services or the accounting department, 8:00am – 5:00pm CST toll free at (877) 718-3053.
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Can I renew by fax?

Yes, you may fax the completed renewal form with credit card payment information to 417-823-9959 to the attention of the accounting department.
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Can I renew online?

Yes, you may renew your membership dues online by simply filling out a membership renewal application.
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Diplomate Designation


Who can be designated as a Diplomate with AAIM?

Only qualified professionals who meet AAIM's stringent educational and professional requirements can apply for Diplomate status through AAIM.
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After I apply for Diplomate status with AAIM, what will I need to submit to complete the application process?

To become a Diplomate member of AAIM, you must provide the signed application and include the telephone numbers and names of two professional references, a copy of your resume, a copy of your educational degree(s), and a copy of any professional license(s) you may hold (or have held in the past).
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Are there qualifying exams for AAIM's Diplomate designation?

No.
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Once a member receives a credential, what must he or she do to maintain it?

AAIM places a high priority on continuing education, and once a member becomes a Diplomate, it is recommended that he or she complete a minimum of 15 hours of related continuing education per year. AAIM offers appropriate professional continuing education opportunities through its national forums and though journal learning articles in its online publication JAAIM-Online. AAIM also accepts appropriate continuing education from other equivalent organizations.
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Is AAIM recognized by any other associations or certifying organizations?

A number of outside organizations and certifying bodies recognize AAIM's continuing education offerings, which are jointly sponsored by the American College of Forensic Examiners International (ACFEI), AAIM's sister organization. ACFEI maintains responsibility and accreditations for AAIM's continuing education offerings.

• The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME): ACFEI is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Activities are planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

• The American Psychological Association: ACFEI is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing professional education for psychologists. ACFEI maintains responsibility for the program.

• The National Board for Certified Counselors : ACFEI is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors,MFTs, and LCSWs. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. Provider #5812.

• The California Board of Registered Nursing : ACFEI is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing professional education (Provider 13133).

• California Board of Behavioral Sciences : ACFEI is an approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing professional education, approval PCE 1896.

• The Association of Social Work Boards : ACFEI, provider number 1052, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org < http://www.aswb.org/ > , through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ACFEI maintains responsibility for the program. Licensed social workers should contact their individual board to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

• Academy of General Dentistry : ACFEI is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from 11/01/2003 to 12/31/2006. ACFEI maintains responsibility for its continuing professional education programs, and every year we submit activity lists to each of our accrediting bodies to verify that we are following their approved provider guidelines. ACFEI is also required to periodically reapply for accreditation through each of these organizations or bodies. This fall, ACFEI will appear before a live regulatory board for the ACCME as part of the reaccredidation process.

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CE Credits


What ways can I get CEs through AAIM?

AAIM offers a variety of avenues for acquiring CE credits. You can receive CE credits by reading articles JAAIM-Online and completing accompanying quizzes. CE credits are also given for attendance at our conferences, teaching courses or workshops, or authoring an article or column for JAAIM-Online.
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Can I earn CEs from outside sources?

Yes, AAIM's CE department also accepts CE awarded by equivalent outside sponsors for review. To obtain credit, submit a certificate of completion that clearly shows the sponsoring agency's name, title of the workshop/course, date of the event, and # of CEUs or contact hours awarded to the AAIM CE department via fax (417) 823-9959 or mail (2750 E. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65804). AAIM honors outside CE submitted on a CE to CE basis. Outside CE submitted with a number of contact hours are honored at the contact hours minus 1 hour for lunch and breaks.
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How many CEs can I earn when I teach a course or workshop, give a speech, sit on a panel?

For each course/workshop taught for an equivalent organization, panel you sit on or speech you give related to integrative medicine, you are awarded 3 CEs. For every course/workshop related to integrative medicine taught at the college or university level, you receive 5 CEs.
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