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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

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 reach out to... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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

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

2017 NCHEC Video Contest - Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Christen Jackson, CHES®, NCHEC's Video Contest Winner 2017! What do the words creativity, enthusiasm, and passion for health education bring to mind?  Contest winner Christen Jackson's submission has it all.  Her winning video earned her a $100 Amazon gift card as well as print/online publication and quite a bit of appreciation from the NCHEC organization!  Entries were judged by the NCHEC Marketing Committee based on creativity,... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dr. Helen P. Cleary: Leader, Visionary, Mentor

In Memory of Dr. Helen P. Cleary, MPH, D.Sc., CHES® (1920-2016)   Written by: Alyson Taub, EdD, MCHES® Professor Emerita of Health Education, New York University First Executive Director, NCHEC   Dr. Helen Cleary, the driving force in the establishment of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), died peacefully at home at the age of 96 on November 5, 2016.  Due to her important role in spearheading certification,... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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