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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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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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Tips and Tools for Meeting Your Continuing Education Requirement

Having a game plan for your continuing education requirement is a great idea... don't wait until it's too late! Use these helpful tips and tools to plan wisely and experience a smooth recertification process.  Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, July 8, 2019
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How Does CHES® or MCHES® Certification Impact Your Professional Life?

At the SOPHE Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah this spring, we had the opportunity to interview 11 CHES® and MCHES® about their careers and how certification has helped in their professional roles as health education specialists in varied sectors. Please take a moment to watch how they have made an impact in the profession of Health Education and Promotion!             Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, April 29, 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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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 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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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
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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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CHES®/MCHES® Appreciation Breakfast Highlights SOPHE 2017

The 2 nd Annual NCHEC Appreciation Breakfast for CHES® and MCHES® was held on March 30 th during the 2017 SOPHE “Scaling New Heights” Conference in Denver, Colorado.  The event celebrated the ever-growing national community of certified individuals in an effort to enhance networking opportunities for the profession of health education and included a complimentary breakfast and giveaways for the near-150 CHES® and MCHES® registered. The NCHEC Board of... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, April 13, 2017
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