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Continuing Education

CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS (CECH) OPPORTUNITIES

Academic Preparation
Academic activities completed after becoming certified that enhance knowledge and skills directly related to one or more of the Areas of Responsibility for health educators.

Taking an Academic Course or Traineeship

Definition:

Successful completion of a health education course or field experience from an accredited college or university. Examples: on-campus course, distance education or correspondence course, academic traineeship, internship, fieldwork, fellowship, preceptorship, or study tour. CECH may be claimed only once for a given course or fieldwork.

Applicable Categories:

Category I: awarded for specific courses offered by colleges or universities approved as Designated Providers

Category II: awarded for courses offered by colleges or universities that are not approved as Designated Providers

Eligible CECH:

3 CECH per semester credit hour
2 CECH per trimester credit hour
2 CECH per quarter credit hour
Example: a semester 3-credit-hour course would earn 9 CECH

Documentation:

Category I: certificate of completion
Category II: official proof of completion from sponsoring institution or copy of transcript listing the course or traineeship.

 

Authorship of a Thesis or Dissertation

Definition:

Authorship and acceptance of a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation prepared in partial fulfillment of a health education related graduate degree program.

Applicable Categories:

Category I: awarded for acceptance of a thesis or dissertation by a college or university approved as a Designated Provider

Category II: awarded for acceptance of a thesis or dissertation by a college or university not approved as a Designated Provider

Eligible CECH:

Acceptance of dissertation: 20 CECH
Acceptance of thesis: 15 CECH

Documentation:

Category I: certificate of completion
Category II: copy of title page and table of contents and letter of acceptance of the thesis or dissertation by the college or university

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