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CHES® and MCHES® Resources

For current or prospective CHES® and MCHES®, please review the following resources to learn more about currently available programs:


CHES®/MCHES® on the Benefits of Health Credentialing

Filmed at the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) annual conference in March of 2017, this video features CHES® and MCHES® practitioners from a variety of work settings offering advice and guidance on the value and process of NCHEC certification for individuals entering careers in the field of health education and promotion as well as advanced-level practitioners seeking higher level skills validation. 

Where do CHES® and MCHES® work?


You will find CHES® and MCHES® professionals in any number of positions and professions across the broad spectrum of health education. CHES® and MCHES® professionals work in a variety of fields ranging from local and state health departments to school settings to non-profit organizations. CHES® and MCHES® is not limited to a small section within the health education field.

“A lot of people think you’re just in the classroom but they don’t understand that we work in policy and systems change and community engagement and work with coalitions, and we work inter-professionally across various dimensions of social determinants of health,” says Rob Simmons, PhD and MCHES®.

The areas of work are vast under the umbrella of CHES® and MCHES®. For example, health education professionals can work on anything from healthy eating initiatives to patient resources for those struggling with a disease. This variety in work allows each professional to focus on topics they enjoy and are specialized in, along with using creative or technical skills. The CHES® and MCHES® certifications provide a consistent foundation for professionals throughout all forms of health education and build upon core competencies of the vast field.


How to Locate CHES® Continuing Education Courses

See below for a brief tutorial on how to navigate the NCHEC website to find Category 1 credits.



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NCHEC has produced three color brochures for distribution to students, professors, employers, and industry professionals. You can access an online version of each brochure, or request up to 50 for your classroom or place of employment. Email with your mailing address and title for a print brochure request.

Become a Certified Health Education Specialist 

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Become a Master Certified Health Education Specialist  

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Ways to Market Your CHES®/MCHES®  

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Why Employ a CHES® or MCHES® Health Education Specialist?  

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Learn more about why employers build their teams around CHES® and MCHES® certified professionals.

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