Computer-Based Testing

Health Education Students at ComputersThe CHES® and MCHES® examinations administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. have transitioned to a computer-based testing (CBT) system. Eligible exam candidates are now able to utilize professional, secure, technology-enabled global testing centers, as well as an expanded range of testing dates and locations. Live Remote Proctoring is now an additional option for taking the examination.

Exam eligibility is determined through the NCHEC office.  For more information on exam eligibility, click here.

Registration for the October 2021 computer-based examination is found HERE. You will need to create an account, and then click on the application link.


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Benefits of CBT

Larger Testing Window. Testing windows are set within the examination months of April (Spring) and October (Fall) of each year. Each window will be open for 10 days. (The October 2020 testing window is will be open longer in light of COVID-19)

Easy Scheduling.  Schedule your exam time online 24/7 as soon as you receive confirmation of eligibility. There is no charge for scheduling changes made 30 days or more in advance of exam day. It is very important to schedule your testing early!

State-of-the-Art Test Centers. Expanded locations across the country provide quiet, low-stress testing environments staffed with helpful experts and the latest technology, including noise-cancelling headphones. Live Remote Proctoring is also an option for testing from home.

Same Content.  The CHES® and MCHES® examination content will not change. It will just be delivered in a computerized format complete with easy tutorials and point-and-click navigation.

Immediate Results.  CHES® candidates will receive an unofficial pass/fail result before you leave the facility. Official score reports and certificates will be processed and mailed after the exam window closes. 

Note about MCHES® scoring: Due to the smaller number of eligible MCHES® candidates, this exam is officially scored after all candidates have completed the exam in order to provide the most reliable scoring results as advised by expert psychometricians, and to protect the validity and accuracy of the exam.

Test Site Scheduling

Prometric has hundreds of testing sites located throughout the country to choose from.  Site selection and scheduling will be completed on the website after a candidate has received his/her eligibility determination from NCHEC. Candidates will be able to search, select and schedule testing dates and locations 24/7.  Special accommodations are available at all test centers, and must be requested by contacting NCHEC staff.

Map of Test Locations 

Prometric test center locations across the United States

Search by your zipcode to locate a test center in your area!


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