Becoming a member of WHEA can only be accomplished by joining one of our six (6) regional chapters. Although each chapter has its own bylaws, officers, and meetings all chapters are governed by the state bylaws. Members of each chapter automatically become a member of the state organization. Membership cannot be applied for on-line because we encourage active particpation in our organization for both Full and Associate members. This ensures that the character of each chapter remains dynamic and continuously nurtures the professional development of each of its members.
Full Memberships - Persons employed directly by a healthcare facility or healthcare provider system in departments or divisions with responsibilities for engineering services, building maintenance, construction & renovation, safety and other disciplines associated with maintaining and improving the environment of care, life safety or emergency management enjoy full privileges and access to all of the benefits and programs offered through Full WHEA membership. Full Membership is not limited to managers, directors and others with administrative or supervisory responsibilities; but is also available to non-supervisory staff members, as well.
Associate Memberships -- Persons who are not directly employed by a healthcare facility or healthcare provider system, but employed by governmental or regulatory agencies, representatives of manufacturers, contractors, vendors, architectural or engineering firms, and persons providing other technical or consultative expertise to the healthcare industry are eligible for Associate Membership. Associate members receive all the benefits and opportunities afforded Full members except for the privilege of holding elected office at the state level.
Chapter Membership: The map on the WHEA home page displays the geographic boundaries of the six WHEA chapters. Residents of border states are also welcome to become members of WHEA, and we encourage those candidates to seek membership in the chapter most adjacent to where they live or work.
Dues -- Chapter membership dues for either Full or Associate members vary from chapter to chapter but never exceed $50 per calendar year.
Here's How to Join WHEA! -- If you wish to pursue a personal professional membership in WHEA or need more information about our programs and meeting schedules, please contact the Member Services representative for the chapter you're planning to join. Go to the home page, click the chapter on the map that you wish to join. You'll find a downloadable application form and contact information for the Member Services representative for each chapter.
WHEA Contact Information:
WHEA, P.O. Box 1782, Appleton, WI 54912
Jane Bruvold, WHEA Administrative Assistant
Please Note: MEMBERships in WHEA are personal professional memberships. They are not transferable and are not assignable to other employees, colleagues or associates of a MEMBER's facility or organization. Any monetary discounts or other benefits afforded to WHEA MEMBERS are available only to the individual MEMBER and cannot be extended to other employees, colleagues, or associates of a MEMBER's facility or organization.