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What is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)?

Health educators are professionals who design, conduct and evaluate activities that help improve the health of all people. These activities can take place in a variety of settings that include schools, communities, health care facilities, businesses, universities and government agencies.

Health educators are employed under a range of job titles such as patient educators, health education teachers, health coaches, community organizers, public health educators, and health program managers. Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) are those who have met the standards of competence established by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. (NCHEC) and have successfully passed the CHES examination.

The CHES designation after a health educator's name is one indication of professional competency and commitment to continued professional development.


April 25, 2009 CHES Exam

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