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NCHEC Achieves Re-Accreditation from the International Accreditation Service (IAS) and Celebrates “Culture of Quality”

  "The ‘culture of quality’ which we observed in the organization is refreshing to see.”  ~ David Nelson, Ph.D., P.E. and Lead Assessor, IAS We are excited to announce that NCHEC has once again earned re-accreditation as a Personnel Certification Body by the International Accreditation Service (IAS). International accreditation provides a global benchmark for personnel certification programs to ensure consistent, comparable and reliable... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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An International Perspective: NCHEC Hosts Korea Health Promotion Institute Visit to United States

Representatives from the Korea Health Promotion Institute in Seoul, South Korea, spent the third week of August 2018 on the East Coast in search of guidance regarding the certification of Health Education Specialists. Hyunim Bae, MPH, from the Institute’s Department of Community Health, reached out to NCHEC staff earlier this spring and suggested the visit in an effort to learn more about our organization’s long-standing national Health Education Specialist certifications known as... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Press Release: NCHEC Hosts Korea Health Promotion Institute Visit to United States

Whitehall, PA (August 15, 2018) – The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.  received international visitors today at the organization’s headquarters in eastern Pennsylvania. Ms. Hyunim Bae and Ms. So-Hyun Park have traveled from the Korea Health Promotion Institute located in Seoul, South Korea in an effort to glean knowledge and guidance as they learn more about NCHEC’s long-standing national Health Education Specialist certifications known as... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, August 16, 2018
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The Value of Accreditation in the Credentialing Industry

“Accreditation by an objective 3 rd -party organization signals the quality and value of becoming CHES® or MCHES®-certified. It shows we are truly the gold standard in health education credentialing.” -Dr. Kerry Redican, MPH, PhD, CHES®, Chair of the NCHEC Board of Commissioners Accreditation is a voluntary evaluation process that certain certifying organizations like NCHEC undergo in order to maintain standards of professional quality agreed upon by... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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NCHEC Achieves Distinguished Re-Accreditation from NCCA

“Reaccreditation affirms that our organization continues to embrace the principles of continuous improvement in credentialing,” said Dr. Kerry Redican, MPH, PhD, CHES®, Chair of the NCHEC Board of Commissioners.  “NCCA and IAS accreditation signal the quality and value of becoming CHES® or MCHES®-certified. It shows we are the gold standard in health education credentialing.” The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, May 3, 2018
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The Difference Between "Certification" and "Certificate"

What is health education certification? 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 Maintaining continuing education requirements The Problem with Health Education... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, December 28, 2017
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NCHEC Achieves Re-Accreditation from the International Accreditation Service (IAS)

NCHEC Achieves Re-Accreditation from the International Accreditation Service (IAS) WHITEHALL, Pa. September 1, 2017 — The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) has earned re-accreditation as a Personnel Certification Body by the International Accreditation Service (IAS). NCHEC received initial accreditation from IAS in 2015.  An audit of the non-profit organization’s structure and standards process was conducted in-house on June 14-15, 2017... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, September 15, 2017
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Accreditation Guidebook: FAQs for CHES/MCHES

Accreditation is an incredibly important facet of your CHES or MCHES certification.   Did you know?  Accreditation is a voluntary evaluation process that certain certifying organizations – like NCHEC - undergo in order to maintain standards of professional quality agreed upon by members of a National and/or International accrediting body. Accreditation provides a formal, independent assessment of competence, and publicly recognizes the quality of an... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, January 20, 2017
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