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The CHES and MCHES designation after a health educator's name is one indication of professional competency and commitment to continued professional development.

Whether you are a graduating health education student, a practicing health education professional, an employer looking for qualified health educators, or a consumer interested in health and wellness, has something for you. Our goal is to provide useful and timely information. Please visit often.
2015 Call For Candidates
NCHEC is searching for individuals to fill voluntary positions on our Board of Commissioners and Division Boards. The term of these positions will begin on January 1, 2015. NCHEC seeks individuals from a diversity of practice settings on all boards: school, healthcare, business/industry, academia and community. Elections will be held in August 2014. Consider nominating yourself or encourage a peer to take this opportunity. The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2014.

Please see the 2015 Call for Candidates and Nominations forms for more information on the open board positions and the application process. 

Did you miss the NCHEC Webinar on November 20th?
If so, it is now archived and available through HPLive. 

What’s CHES/MCHES Got To Do With It?: How to distinguish between a quality certification program and a certificate program

Click here to view. 

NCHEC Continuing Education Orientation Webinar
The "How to Maintain Your Certification" Webinar from Tuesday January 28th is now archived and available to view.  Click here.
The Learning Objectives:
1) Discuss the recertification requirements for CHES and MCHES
2) List the key resources available to earn Continuing Education Contact Hours for CHES and MCHES

Registration for the Spring CHES Exam is Closed
The CHES exam registration is currently closed and will reopen May 1, 2014 for the October 18, 2014 CHES exam.  For information on exam eligibility click here.

MCHES Exam Registration is CLOSED
Registration is currently closed for the April 26, 2014 exam. For more information on MCHES exam eligibility click here.  Registration will reopen May 1, 2014 for the October 18, 2014 MCHES exam.

Free Promoting the Profession Kit

NCHEC offers a free PowerPoint Presentation highlighting the benefits of the CHES and MCHES credentials. It includes the history of CHES certification, reasons to certify, how to apply for the exam, the new advanced-level certification, MCHES, and more. This is an ideal resource to share with your coworkers, coalition partners and students.