BECOME A MEMBER
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 participation 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.
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.
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.
HOW TO JOIN
The Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association (WHEA) is comprised of six (6) local chapters positioned strategically throughout the state. Although each chapter has its own bylaws, officers, and conducts separate chapter meetings, all chapters are governed by the state bylaws. Members of each WHEA chapter automatically become a member of the state organization. State dues are included in chapter dues assessments. WHEA is an affiliated chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE.)
WHEA is governed by a state board and the six (6) Chapter Presidents serve as elected representatives to the board and are also voting members.
The map below 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.
Chapter membership dues for either Full or Associate members vary from chapter to chapter but never exceed $50 per calendar year.
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. Select a Chapter from the links above to learn about how you can join. You’ll find a downloadable application form and contact information for the Member Services representative for each chapter.