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How to Study for the CHES® Exam

  Advice for Taking the CHES® Exam Are you preparing to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination? You are not alone. In fact, there are thousands of students and professionals sitting for this prestigious certification examination each year, at hundreds of Prometric Test Center locations across the country. Lengthy examinations can be daunting!  But with such a inspiring community of test-takers around you, it can be quite advantageous to... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, January 16, 2020
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How My CHES® Prepared Me to Be a Career Coach | Kyle Elliot, MPA, CHES®

“What does the CHES® acronym after your name stand for?” After, “How long should my resume be?”, this is one of the most common questions I receive from the clients I work with. (P.S. The length of your resume depends on your unique career story; there is no one size fits all.) After explaining the requirements to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) , people then inquire, “OK, but you’re a career coach… why do you need a... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, January 8, 2020
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How to Find a Health Education Job: Career Advice from Professionals

One of the most common dilemmas heard from young professionals trying to enter the health education workforce is:   I can’t find a health education position without having experience… but I just graduated and I don’t have any!  It’s a typical catch-22. Employers want candidates with experience and a recent graduate can’t get that experience without a job first… or can they? Here are several powerful things to consider, whether you are... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, January 2, 2020
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2019 CHES® and MCHES® Video Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to the winners of 2019 CHES® and MCHES® Video Contest:  Ashley Benton and Kellye Remshifski of Doylestown Health Entrants were asked to film themselves speaking about the benefits of certification in their professional and personal lives, their roles as health education specialists, and the positive professional changes they had experienced as a result of NCHEC certification. Entries were judged by the NCHEC Marketing Committee based on creativity,... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Reasons to Hire a Certified Health Education Specialist

What are the advantages of hiring a Certified Health Education Specialist? When it comes time to add a new staff member to your team, what qualities do you look for in a potential employee? Employers most often seek dedicated individuals who go above and beyond in their roles -  workers who arrive on time, demonstrate initiative, have a willingness to help others, and are always willing to dedicate their time to improving their skills and expertise. If you are in the process of hiring... Read More
Posted by Melissa Opp at Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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Recipients Announced for the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Opportunity: April 2020

Three outstanding students were selected by SOPHE to receive registration fees and study materials for the April 2020 examination. The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC) has announced the names of three recipients for the second round of the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship.  This award is designed to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate students with the fees associated with the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®)... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, November 25, 2019
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