Credentialing Excellence in Health Education


Continuing Education Requirements for MCHES®

After initial certification, each MCHES® 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.

In addition MCHES® are required to earn 30 CECH that are directly related to the advanced-level Sub-competencies from Category I and/or II for each certification cycle. All of the advanced-level CECH can be from CAT II.

CAT II Claim Form - click here

MCHES 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, however, the CECH (entry or advanced) will carry over as entry-level credits only.

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