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NCHEC Announces Transition to a New Testing Vendor

October 31, 2022- Whitehall, PA.  The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) the administrator of the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) and Master Certification Health Education Specialist (MCHES®) examinations announced a change to a new testing vendor. Starting with the April 2023 CHES® and MCHES® exam administrations, PSI will be used for test development and delivery.  “We are pleased to announce this new partnersh... Read More
Posted by Misozi Houston at 31 October 2022

Benefits of Continuing Education

Industry knowledge, practices, and skills are constantly changing, no matter what field you work in. In order to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and trends, many workplaces require their employees to complete Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH). In the health education field, CECH is necessary to maintain any kind of credentialing you may receive. In this blog, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about continuing education, such as: What is CECH? Ty... Read More
Posted by Misozi Houston at 14 September 2022

Release of National Health Education Standards – 3rd Edition

August 31, 2022 – WHITEHALL, PA – As one of the six collaborative partners of the National Consensus for School Health Education group, the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), is pleased to release the “National Health Education Standards – 3rd Edition – Model Guidance for School Curriculum and Instruction.”  The 2022 Standards build on the legacy of the original 1995 National Health Education Standards and their... Read More
Posted by Misozi Houston at 30 August 2022

The Importance of Conducting Research on the Work of CHES® and MCHES® to Help Advocate for the Profession

Guest blog written by Alexis Blavos, PhD, MCHES® As a research team, Jodi Brookins-Fisher, Heidi Hancher-Rauch, Amy Thompson, and I (Alexis Blavos) are using our advocacy and research skills to support certification requirements for health education specialists. There are so many reasons why this work is important, and in Dr. Brookins-Fisher’s words, “our career defining is the most important work.” First, we must ensure that anyone who does the work of a health e... Read More
Posted by Tanya Cole at 13 June 2022

Tips to develop University policies to offer the CHES® exam as an option for graduation or degree comprehensive exam

Guest blog written by: Beth H. Chaney, PhD, MCHES®, The University of Alabama       Many degree programs at four-year institutions/universities require an examination of students’ knowledge of their field of study, before awarding the degree. This can be done in the form of a capstone/culminating experience to showcase the students’ competency in specified field areas, or oftentimes, graduate programs administer a comprehensive exam that is a test of the stud... Read More
Posted by Tanya Cole at 08 June 2022

Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Recipients Announced for October 2022 Exam

Four outstanding students were selected by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) to receive registration fees and study materials for the October 2022 CHES® examination   The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC) has announced the names of four recipients for the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship for the October 2022 CHES® examination.  This award, first instituted in 2019, is designed to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate ... Read More
Posted by Melissa Opp at 24 May 2022

Health Education Leadership Series: An Interview with Kristin Behler, MCHES®

The following interview is part of a new leadership blog series that highlights individuals that have furthered their careers in the health education field and are also currently working in an advanced or leadership role.  Who is Kristin Behler, MCHES®?  Name: Kristin Behler, MCHES®  Job Title(s): Director of Health Promotion and Wellness at Populytics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Career Sector: Public Health  ... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 18 April 2022

The 2023 Call for NCHEC Leadership Candidates is Now Open

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,... Read More

2021 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award Winners for Career Excellence in Health Education and Promotion Are Announced

NCHEC is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2021 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award, which recognizes both individuals and organizations displaying exemplary commitment to the advancement of the Health Education Profession and of the CHES® and MCHES® credentials.  This award program was first instituted in 2016 in order to highlight career achievements in the implementation of programs and policies that promote the role of CHES® and MCHES® within communitie... Read More

Certification Spotlight: An Interview with Jennifer Reich, MPH, CHES®

Name: Jennifer Reich, MPH, CHES® Job Title: Health Educator Years’ Experience: 4 Career Sector: Government NCHEC: What is your current job title and what sort of duties do you complete during the course of your work? Jennifer: I am a Health Educator for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health Department). My normal work focuses on zoonotic and vector-borne disease prevention. I work on materials such as webpage content, social media, and print liter... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner

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