The following resources are provided for students interested in CHES® or MCHES®. Included below are study resources, application information, eligibility requirements, and currently active test preparation courses.
Publications and Study Guides
Use our textbooks to study for the CHES®/MCHES® exam or add to your professional reference library.
Browse CHES® Study Materials
Browse MCHES® Study Materials
For students interesting in taking the examinations for either the CHES® and MCHES®, we have assembled the following resources to assist you through the application process:
CHES® Eligibility Guide
Learn more about the requirements for taking the CHES® examination
MCHES® Eligibility Guide
Learn more about the requirements for taking the MCHES® examination
Should I Prescreen for Eligibility?
A prescreen application is often used in place of a regular application, if you are in any way unsure of coursework eligibility. The following guide explains the difference between a prescreen and a traditional application, and why a prescreen may be the right place to start.
Learn more about the prescreen option.
Advisor Letter: How-to Guide
If you are registering for the CHES examination as a full-time student, an advisor letter must be submitted at some point during the application process.
Learn more about our requirements for advisor letters.
Study Groups and Online Preparation Courses
For students interested in preparing for exams in a classroom or group setting, NCHEC maintains a directory of currently active CHES® study groups and online preparation courses.
Find a Study Group
Presentation Kit- CHES® & MCHES® Certification: The Gold Standard
This presentation explores all aspects of CHES® and MCHES® certification, including career benefits, how-tos, testimonials, and information to present to employers or communities regarding the value of the Health Education Specialist certification. This kit includes a script to assist in delivering the NCHEC message.