MISSION

The mission of the honorary is promotion of the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally prepared men and women in Health Education.

CHES or MCHES Exams Available

CHES or MCHES Exams Available

Take the CHES or MCHES exam at the

66th Annual Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Conference in Portland, OR

The certification examinations will be administered on

Saturday April 25, 2015

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. PST

Hilton Portland and Executive Tower (downtown)

Applicants must register for the CHES/MCHES exams

through the National Commission For Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)

Visit www.nchec.org to apply online

Registration Deadlines/Application Fees:

CHES

Nov 1 – Dec 1, 2015 = $240/$210*

Dec 2 – Jan 2, 2015 = $250/$210*

Jan 3 – Feb 1, 2015 = $280/$210*

FINAL (Late) DEADLINE – March 1, 2015 = $330/$265*

*student fee (enrolled min 9 semester credits)

MCHES

Nov 1 – Dec 1, 2015 = $300/$250*

Dec 2 – Jan 2, 2015 = $310/$260*

Jan 3- Feb 1, 2015 = $340/$290*

FINAL (Late) DEADLINE – March 1, 2015 = $390/$340*

*active CHES feeCHES Exam Eligibility

Eligibility to take the CHES examination is based exclusively on academic qualifications. An individual is eligible to take the examination if he/she has:

A bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited institution of higher education; AND one of the following:

 An official transcript (including course titles) that clearly shows a major in health education, e.g., Health Education, Community Health Education, Public Health Education, School Health Education, etc. Degree/major must explicitly be in a discipline of “Health Education.” OR

An official transcript that reflects at least 25 semester hours or 37 quarter hours of course work (with a grade “c” or better) with specific preparation addressing the Seven Areas of Responsibility of Health Education Specialist

90-Day Option

This option is offered to students who will be graduating within 90 days of the CHES exam. The student must submit an official transcript showing a minimum of 25 semester hours relating to the seven areas of responsibility and written verification from an advisor confirming completion of all degree requirements within 90 days of the examination.

MCHES Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility to take the MCHES examination is based on academic and experience qualifications.

 

For CHES: A minimum of the past five (5) continuous years in active status as a Certified Health Education Specialist. (No additional documentation is needed)

For Non-CHES or CHES with fewer than five years active status AND five years experience:

A master’s degree or higher in Health Education, Public Health Education, School Health Education, Community Health Education, etc., OR

A master’s degree or higher with an academic transcript reflecting at least 25 semester hours (37 quarter hours) of course work in which the Seven Areas of Responsibility of Health Education Specialists were addressed.

PLUS

Five (5) years of documented experience as a health education specialist:

To substantiate experience in the health education field, applicants must submit:

 Two verification forms from a current or past manager/supervisor, and/or a leader in a health education professional organization