NCHEC Ambassadors

NCHEC Ambassador Program 2022-2023

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NCHEC's Division Board for Professional Preparation and Practice (DBPPP) launched the NCHEC Ambassador program in 2016 to facilitate communication between health education programs and the preparation of students for the CHES® exam. To date, NCHEC has registered over 200 Ambassadors at major universities across the U.S. These participating faculty members have pledged to promote the CHES® and MCHES® credentials at their respective campuses using marketing and presentation materials provided by NCHEC.  

Ambassador Eligibility

Ambassador eligibility is based on a number of factors including possessing an active CHES®/MCHES® credential and representing a campus with an expanding number of exam applicants. The role of the NCHEC Ambassador is to promote the value of the CHES®/MCHES® credential by educating students on the importance of attesting to a national standard.

Your Role as an NCHEC Ambassador

Ambassadors will be asked to do the following:

  • Send 2-3 short emails or social media messages throughout the year to students eligible to sit for the exam.
  • Distribute NCHEC Brochures and FAQs (provided digitally).
  • Make at least one presentation (you are welcome to use our Presentation Kit/PowerPoint or any of our classroom videos) which includes the value of CHES® and MCHES® certification, the history of the credentials, reasons to certify, how to apply, the benefits of the CHES®/MCHES® credentials, testimonials and more. The presentation kit includes a script to assist in delivering NCHEC's message.
A Continuing Education Credit for each year of participation as an Ambassador will be awarded. You must submit an Ambassador Reporting Form to receive credit. NEW Ambassadors will receive a welcome letter with instructions and a complimentary copy of the newly released Competency-Based Framework for Health Education Specialist – 2020.


Student-Faculty Connection

“University faculty can play a vital role in informing students about the discipline-specific certification that may help to differentiate them as candidates for employment,” said Linda Lysoby, NCHEC’s Executive Director.  “We hope to encourage this student-faculty communication through the ambassador program.”

NCHEC expects to expand the program to every university in the country offering a health education program in the next few years.  If you are interested in becoming an NCHEC Ambassador, please fill out the form below and submit it.  NCHEC will get your welcome materials sent out to you as soon as possible.

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