Continuing Education Requirements for CHES®
After initial certification, each CHES® must earn a total of 75 continuing education contact hours (CECH) every five years to be recertified.
At least 45 of these CECH must come from offerings by NCHEC preapproved Designated Providers (Category I); the remaining 30 CECH may come from other providers (Category II) and reported using the CAT II claim form.
CHES® may choose to earn all 75 CECH in Category I.
CHES® who have accumulated in excess of 75 CECH at the end of their current five-year certification cycle may carry over a maximum of 15 Category I CECH into their next five-year certification cycle.
Submit a CAT II claim form online here.