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2024 Call for Candidates

NCHEC is searching for individuals to fill volunteer positions on our Board of Commissioners and Division Boards. All positions adhere to the Code of Ethics of the Health Education Profession. NCHEC welcomes all CHES® and MCHES® in good standing to apply for open positions on our volunteer boards. As we strive to have our board directors reflective of the individuals we serve, we encourage individuals from all backgrounds of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, age, disability, and sexual orientation to submit a nomination form. NCHEC seeks individuals from a variety of practice settings including; schools, healthcare, business/industry, academia, and community.

Elections will be held in August 2023. The terms of these positions will begin on January 1, 2024. Consider nominating yourself or encouraging a peer to take this opportunity. The deadline to receive completed nomination forms is June 1, 2023.

Board of Commissioners (BOC): One At-Large Commissioner: Five-year term.

The Board of Commissioners is comprised of 11-13 individuals who govern in compliance with the mission and the objectives of NCHEC. More specifically, the BOC defines the mission, participates in strategic planning, approves the annual budget and monitors financial statements, employs and evaluates the Executive Director, oversees and evaluates the credentialing program, establishes policies related to coordination and communication among the three division boards, and advocates for credentialing. Significant experience in health education, interest or familiarity with the functioning of non-profit boards, and knowledge and interest in health education credentialing is preferred.

Division Board for Professional Preparation and Practice (DBPPP): Three Directors: Five-year term.

The DBPPP is comprised of seven individuals responsible for promoting professional preparation. More specifically, the DBPPP works with colleges, universities, and accrediting agencies to improve professional preparation programs and promote best practices in health education settings, and monitors and updates the certification application and eligibility review process. Interest or experience with the credentialing process and with professional preparation is preferred.

Division Board for Professional Development (DBPD): Three Directors: Five-year term.

The DBPD is comprised of seven individuals responsible for oversight of the recertification and annual renewal procedures. More specifically, the DBPD recommends policies and procedures related to the designation of continuing education providers, recertification, and the annual renewal of CHES®/MCHES®; recommends fees for recertification, annual renewal, and provider designation; and assures that the processes are monitored and periodically evaluated. Interest or experience in the development or delivery of continuing education programs for health educators is preferred.

Division Board for Certification of Health Education Specialists (DBCHES): Four Directors: Five-year terms.

The DBCHES is comprised of 11-12 individuals responsible for the credentialing examination. More specifically, the DBCHES assures a periodic review and evaluation of certification and examination processes; recommends policies and procedures for administering the CHES® and the MCHES® examinations; participates in item-writing workshops and ongoing online item-writing assignments, and ensures that NCHEC’s testing meets acceptable standards. This a working board that requires a commitment to independent work outside of regularly scheduled meetings. Interest or experience in item writing and exam construction is preferred. The MCHES® credential is required to serve on this Board.

Requirements for all board positions include:

· Maintaining CHES®/MCHES® certification (cannot be in extension or lapsed status). Note: DBCHES Directors must be MCHES®.

· Participating in monthly conference calls

· Attending one face-to-face meeting (all expenses paid by NCHEC) per year. Typically, this meeting spans a weekend (Thursday night – Sunday noon). DBCHES may require two face-to-face meetings per year.

· Reading agendas, minutes, and other documents and information to stay informed

· Exercising independent judgment on decisions presented and maintaining confidentiality

· Advocating for credentialing

· Working on specific assignments/projects

· Supporting the work and mission of NCHEC, by protecting confidentiality, and avoiding conflict of interest


2024 Call for Candidates Timeline

April 17, 2023 – Release of 2023 NCHEC Call for Board Candidates

June 1, 2023 – Deadline to Submit Nomination Forms

June 15, 2023 – NCHEC Nominations Committee Reviews Nominations

June 26 - June 30, 2023 – Candidate interviews

July 11 - 14, 2023 – Candidate interviews

July 25, 2023 – 2024 NCHEC Leadership Ballot finalized.

August 1, 2023 – NCHEC Leadership Election opens.

September 30, 2023 – NCHEC Leadership Election closes.

October 24, 2023 – 2024 NCHEC Leadership Election Results are ratified.

November 1, 2023 – Candidates are notified of the election results.

January 1, 2024 – Elected Board Candidates Begin five-year terms.

December 31, 2028 - Elected Board Candidates’ terms end. 

If you are interested in becoming a candidate, please submit your nomination here. For all other questions, please contact NCHEC Deputy Executive Director Melissa Opp at: 888-624-3248 ext. 11 or email Melissa Opp. The nomination deadline is June 1, 2023.

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