Tips on Preparing your AHIP renewal
- Save supporting documentation in one folder on your computer. You will then have a convenient repository of documented professional accomplishments right at hand when you complete the Points Tally Form needed for renewal. For courses for which you have a record on MEDLIB-ED, you only need submit a copy of your transcript.
- Enter every professional accomplishment into the Points Tally Form every time you save a file and keep a running points tally. This will help you plan ahead, and you will have the Tally Form almost complete when you apply.
- Decide now at which level you plan to renew. Mark any special requirements on your Tally Form, so you know what you must accomplish.
- If you are a Provisional Member, work with your Mentor using the Points Index and the Self-Review form you submitted as part of your portfolio to plan your professional development for your Provisional period and beyond.
- Use the Tally Form to guide you in becoming well-rounded in the competency areas and your scope of professional accomplishments. Seek out activities in competencies you are light on or evaluate yourself as weak on. Attempt activities in new accomplishments areas.
- Get involved with MLA! Distinguished membership requires 5 points of MLA activities. All AHIP members benefit from being involved with MLA at the National, Chapter, and Section levels. See the activities marked ♦ in the Points Index to learn about all the ways you can become involved with MLA. Remember: MLA committee applications are accepted usually starting in November. Watch MLANET for announcements.