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The Difference Between "Certification" and "Certificate"

The nationally and internationally accredited Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) and Master Certified Health Education (MCHES®) certifications are measures of professional competence of the health education workforce. Both certifications have three components: health education professional preparation, passing a certification examination, and then maintaining continuing education requirements.  Recently, a number of assessment-based certificate programs in health... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, December 28, 2017
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NCHEC Ambassadors 2016-2017: Thank you for your Service

In 2016, the Division Board for Professional Preparation and Practice (DBPPP) launched the NCHEC Ambassador program to facilitate communication between university health education programs and the NCHEC organization. During the 2016-2017 academic year, the participating Ambassadors worked to promote the value of certification as a CHES® or MCHES®, and the importance of credentialing to the profession.  These Ambassadors have played a vital role in supplying students in their... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Last Paper-based CHES®/MCHES® Exam Administration: April 2018

There's one remaining opportunity to sit for the CHES® or MCHES® examination while still in paper-based format at our current University test site locations. Make sure to let your students and colleagues know about the upcoming change to computer-based testing!  Register here  for the April 2018 Paper-based exam. CBT Transition The transition to a computer-based testing format will occur beginning with the next registration cycle that opens... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, December 8, 2017
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