Membership Benefits and Categories

As the only professional society representing all members of the multidisciplinary heart failure team, HFSA offers a variety of membership types and benefits. Explore all available HFSA membership categories and benefits for members.

Membership Categories and 2024 Pricing

HFSA proudly serves all those in the heart failure profession (clinicians, researchers, scientists, and more) as well as those affected by heart failure (patient and caregivers). Explore all HFSA membership categories and pricing below. 

Professional Membership Categories

All rates in U.S. dollars

Physician – $480

MDs, DOs, or equivalent engaged in heart failure practice or research, located in the U.S.

Nurse Practitioner/APP – $240

Nurse Practitioners, or equivalent engaged in heart failure practice or research, located in the U.S.

RN Nurse (non APP) – $130

NEW FOR 2024 – this new category is for RN nurses without an advanced degree beyond RN. Any advanced degree beyond RN puts you in the Nurse Practitioner/APP member category.

Pharmacist – $240

Pharmacists, Pharmacologists, or equivalent engaged in heart failure practice or research, located in the U.S.

Physician Assistant – $240

PAs or equivalent engaged in heart failure practice or research, located in the U.S.

International – $420

All healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, scientists, researchers, professors, or equivalent located outside the U.S., are engaged in the field of heart failure.

Trainee – Complimentary

Individuals enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate medical, nursing, pharmacy, or PA programs, as well as residents, fellows, and pre-and postdoctoral trainees.

Basic / PhD Scientist  – $240

Scientists, researchers, professors, or equivalent engaged in heart failure practice or research.

Non-Medical/Industry – $240

Non-medical members of the heart failure team, such as technicians, pharmaceutical/industry representatives, administrative and allied personnel, who are engaged in heart failure practice or research.

Other Health Care Professionals – $240

Members of the heart failure team who are engaged in heart failure practice or research.

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation/Exercise Physiologist 
  • Case Manager 
  • Dietician 
  • Mental Health Provider 
  • Nutritionist 
  • Quality Specialist 
  • Safety Specialist 
  • Social Worker 
  • Other ___________

Provider Membership Benefits


Journal of Cardiac Failure.  Receive a complimentary subscription (online) to HFSA’s official scientific publication the Journal of Cardiac Failure. Includes full access to all past and current online issues, as well as supplements of all abstracts presented at the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting

Heart Failure Research Network.  Become a member of the Heart Failure Research Network, which connects public and private companies in need of heart failure research with researchers and research sites in the heart failure field

Scientific Statements and Guidelines.  Get access to the most up-to-date and developing scientific statements, from major guidelines to focused consensus statements. Opportunities to participate in the development of papers that impact the heart failure

HF StatsSM.  Access to a catalogue of cutting-edge statistics through HF Stats, to aid in research efforts, presentations, etc.

Share Your Research.  Present your research to peers and colleagues at the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting, and compete for awards for JNC New Investigator and Nursing Investigator Awards

Education and Professional Development*

Reduced Registration for In-Person and Virtual Meetings.  The HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting, the HFSA AHFTC Board Certification Review, the HFSA Heart Failure Seminars, and more (view the Events calendar).  HFSA members receive significantly reduced rates to attend this stellar lineup of educational programs.

HFSA Learning Center Discounts and Free Content.  Receive free and discounted educational content in the HFSA Learning Center. The HFSA Learning Center allows online access to HFSA’s most popular in-person meetings and courses, providing CEUs and MOC credit.

Education Delivered by Multidisciplinary Experts.  Learn from all members of the heart failure care team with interprofessional leaders sharing case studies, hands-on workshops, research, and best practices.

HFSA Heart Failure Certification.  Member discount on the HF-Cert program, which recognizes competencies in guideline-directed heart failure management.

Optimal Medical Therapy in Heart Failure Certificate Program (OMT-HF).  A self-guided, online certificate that aligns with the 2022 ACC/AHA/HFSA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure. Improve your understanding of evidence-based therapies for HF and receive 3.0 credits of CME, CNE (NCPD) and CPE. Get started today with the OMT-HF program.

HFSA Career Center.  Find job opportunities in the heart failure field and receive reduced rates to post open jobs at your institution.

Heart Failure News Weekly.  The Heart Failure News Weekly keeps heart failure professionals informed on important topics that may impact their day-to-day lives. Sign up today to receive access to the weekly eNewsletter publication!

*Some educational programming, content, certifications, and credits do not apply to patient or caregiver members. Please refer to the Patient Hub for patient-centered activities.



Recognition.  Become a member of the only organization representing all members of the multidisciplinary heart failure team 

Volunteer.  Influence policy, research and education in heart failure by becoming a member of a HFSA committee.  Other volunteer opportunities include participation in government panels, becoming a speaker at a HFSA event, and more

Share Your Work.  Abstract submissions, session proposals, articles for HFSA publications… all of these opportunities are available to you as a member of HFSA

Fellowship.  HFSA members are eligible to become fellows of HFSA.  FHFSA designation sets you apart in the field of heart failure

Awards.  HFSA has numerous award opportunities for members, including the Distinguished HFSA Member Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, JNC New Investigator Award, Nursing Awards, Outstanding Heart Failure Care Team Award, and more


In-Person Connections.  Build relationships, create new connections, and seek collaboration opportunities at in-person networking activities during HFSA meetings and events

Interdisciplinary Collaboration.  Connect with and learn from heart failure professionals in many disciplines and career stages

Industry Partners.  Build meaningful relationships with corporate partners in the heart failure field


Patient and Caregiver Membership

Heart failure patients and non-professional caregivers who want greater involvement in building awareness and acting as an advocate for the heart failure patient and caregiver community can sign up for complimentary Patient and Caregiver Membership.

Please note that providers are NOT eligible to sign up as Patient/Caregiver members.



For additional questions about membership benefits, please contact Kelly Ventura, MHA at 301-798-9158 or