CREDENTIALING

The Academy’s HIV-focused professional certifications are the first and only credentials offered domestically and internationally to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacists specializing in advanced level HIV care.  The HIV Specialist™ (AAHIVS) credential is available to practicing frontline clinical providers, while the HIV Expert™ (AAHIVE) designation can be earned by non-practicing clinicians.  The HIV Pharmacist™ (AAHIVP) certification is available to eligible HIV-specialized pharmacists.

HIV SPECIALIST (AAHIVS)

Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners working in direct clinical care

HIV EXPERT (AAHIVE)

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and pharmacists working in non-clinical environments

HIV PHARMACIST (AAHIVP)

Pharmacists working in HIV-specific care environments

JOURNEY TO ACADEMY CREDENTIALING

Looking for a roadmap of the credentialing process?  Watch this short informational video to help chart your route to earning one of the Academy’s credentials.

TEST DATE CHANGES

DUE TO COVID-19

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare community, the Academy has revised it’s examination schedule for 2020.  Please review the Examination Dates page for more information.

THE VALUE OF CREDENTIALING

Since the inception of the Academy’s certification programs in 2002, thousands of HIV care providers have earned the HIV Specialist™ (AAHIVS) or HIV Expert™ (AAHIVE) designations.  Starting in 2011, HIV-specialized pharmacists can also now earn the HIV Pharmacist™ (AAHIVP) designation via a similar certification process.

PRACTICE TESTS

Candidates who wish to learn more about what kind of questions appear on the HIV Credentialing Exam may register for Practice Tests for the HIV Specialist™ or HIV Pharmacist™ Exams.  The Practice Tests use questions that have previously appeared on the HIV Credentialing Exams, but have been retired due to age.

THE PETER M. FOX EXCELLENCE IN CREDENTIALING AWARD

The Peter M. Fox Excellence in Credentialing Award is presented annually to those HIV practices where all of the eligible practitioners currently hold an American Academy of HIV Medicine AAHIVS, AAHIVE or AAHIVP credential.