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Mission and Purpose

The mission of NCHEC is to enhance the professional practice of Health Education by promoting and sustaining a credentialed body of Health Education Specialists. To meet this mission, NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice.

Our charge is to develop and administer a national competency-based examination; develop standards for professional preparation; and promote professional development through continuing education for health education professionals.

NCHEC is governed by an eleven-person Board of Commissioners and two seven-person and one thirteen person Division Boards. Each division board addresses one of the three activities noted in NCHEC’s mission: certification, professional development and professional preparation. All directors and commissioners are elected volunteers and are active credential holders with the exception of the public member who is appointed by the Board of Commissioners after a call for nominations.

  • Board of Commissioners
  • Division Board for Certification of Health Education Specialists
  • Division Board for Professional Development
  • Division Board for Professional Preparation and Practice