Credentialing Excellence in Health Education

Retired Status

Retirement from practice can take place for different reasons and many retired professionals chose to stay connected and continue to contribute to NCHEC and the health education profession in other ways.

A CHES®/MCHES® who is permanently retired from health education and is in active/good standing may apply for retired status. After retired status is approved and awarded, a retired individual must use RETIRED CERTIFIED HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALIST (RCHES) or RETIRED MASTER CERTIFIED HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALIST (RMCHES) after his/her name. Retired status is considered a permanent status. No CECH requirement exists for individuals in retired status. The annual renewal fee is $15.00. All applicable fees must be paid for the period you are requesting retired status before the request will be granted.

Benefits of RCHES/RMCHES

  • The use of RCHES/RMCHES after an individuals’ name

  • Issues of NCHEC News publications and other information from NCHEC regarding the evolving profession of health education
  • The ability to vote in NCHEC’s annual leadership election

  • Maintaining certification without obtaining 75 continuing education contact hours that non-retired certificated persons must obtain

  • A reduced annual renewal fee ($15)
Change of Status Form 

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