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Medical Librarians

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

The Medical Library Association offers credentialing through membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). Candidates submit a portfolio of their professional activities, which qualifies them for membership. Membership must be renewed every five years so continuing education is recommended. According to the AHIP, earnings for credentialed medical librarians are generally higher than that of noncredentialed medical librarians. Find information at

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