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How to Display Your CHES®/MCHES® Credential

The process of obtaining one’s CHES® or MCHES® certification is by no means an easy accomplishment. In addition to sitting for an arduous competency-based examination, the certification denotes years of university-level academic study and a commitment to professional competency through continuing education. Displaying your professional and academic credentials properly will serve to validate your personal expertise and give tangible recognition of professional achievements. In a... Read More
Posted by Misozi Houston at 21 November 2022

April 2023 Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Recipients Announced

For Immediate Release CONTACT Melissa Opp, MPH, MCHES®, ICE-CCP 1541 Alta Drive, Ste. 303 Deputy Executive Director mopp@nchec.org   Whitehall, PA-The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC) has announced the names of three recipients for the spring 2023 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®) examina... Read More
Posted by Misozi Houston at 16 November 2022

NCHEC Announces Transition to a New Testing Vendor

October 31, 2022- Whitehall, PA.  The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) the administrator of the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) and Master Certification Health Education Specialist (MCHES®) examinations announced a change to a new testing vendor. Starting with the April 2023 CHES® and MCHES® exam administrations, PSI will be used for test development and delivery.  “We are pleased to announce this new partnersh... Read More
Posted by Misozi Houston at 31 October 2022

How to Study for the CHES®/MCHES® Exams

Finding the most effective way to study can be difficult — the way each person learns best is different and unique to them. If you’re preparing to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) or Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES®) examination, it’s crucial that you discover an effective way to study the material you’ll be tested over. Some tips for self-studying for these exams are: Know what to expect Try common study ... Read More
Posted by Tanya Cole at 15 September 2022

Benefits of Continuing Education

Industry knowledge, practices, and skills are constantly changing, no matter what field you work in. In order to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and trends, many workplaces require their employees to complete Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH). In the health education field, CECH is necessary to maintain any kind of credentialing you may receive. In this blog, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about continuing education, such as: What is CECH? Ty... Read More
Posted by Misozi Houston at 14 September 2022

Release of National Health Education Standards – 3rd Edition

August 31, 2022 – WHITEHALL, PA – As one of the six collaborative partners of the National Consensus for School Health Education group, the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), is pleased to release the “National Health Education Standards – 3rd Edition – Model Guidance for School Curriculum and Instruction.”  The 2022 Standards build on the legacy of the original 1995 National Health Education Standards and their... Read More
Posted by Misozi Houston at 30 August 2022

The Importance of Conducting Research on the Work of CHES® and MCHES® to Help Advocate for the Profession

Guest blog written by Alexis Blavos, PhD, MCHES® As a research team, Jodi Brookins-Fisher, Heidi Hancher-Rauch, Amy Thompson, and I (Alexis Blavos) are using our advocacy and research skills to support certification requirements for health education specialists. There are so many reasons why this work is important, and in Dr. Brookins-Fisher’s words, “our career defining is the most important work.” First, we must ensure that anyone who does the work of a health e... Read More
Posted by Tanya Cole at 13 June 2022

Tips to develop University policies to offer the CHES® exam as an option for graduation or degree comprehensive exam

Guest blog written by: Beth H. Chaney, PhD, MCHES®, The University of Alabama       Many degree programs at four-year institutions/universities require an examination of students’ knowledge of their field of study, before awarding the degree. This can be done in the form of a capstone/culminating experience to showcase the students’ competency in specified field areas, or oftentimes, graduate programs administer a comprehensive exam that is a test of the stud... Read More
Posted by Tanya Cole at 08 June 2022

Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Recipients Announced for October 2022 Exam

Four outstanding students were selected by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) to receive registration fees and study materials for the October 2022 CHES® examination   The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC) has announced the names of four recipients for the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship for the October 2022 CHES® examination.  This award, first instituted in 2019, is designed to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate ... Read More
Posted by Melissa Opp at 24 May 2022

Health Education Leadership Series: An Interview with Kristin Behler, MCHES®

The following interview is part of a new leadership blog series that highlights individuals that have furthered their careers in the health education field and are also currently working in an advanced or leadership role.  Who is Kristin Behler, MCHES®?  Name: Kristin Behler, MCHES®  Job Title(s): Director of Health Promotion and Wellness at Populytics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Career Sector: Public Health  ... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 18 April 2022

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