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Continuing Education

CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS (CECH) OPPORTUNITIES

Creative Endeavors

Creative and scholarly activities, outside the day-to-day job responsibilities, including the creation of original materials or products for use by professionals or the lay public and/or authorship resulting in the publication of articles, books, chapters, monographs, or reports relating to one or more of the Areas of Responsibility for health educators.

  1. Authorship of a Book Chapter, Monograph, or Report
  2. Authorship or Editing of a Book/Text in the Field of Health Education
  3. Authorship of Article in a Peer-Reviewed Publication
  4. Authorship of Article in a Non-Peer Reviewed Publication
  5. Product Development
  6. Development of a Training Module or Course

Authorship of a Book Chapter, Monograph, or Report

Definition:

Authorship and publication of an original book chapter, comprehensive study, or report of a topic relevant to health education. All authorship activities must involve substantive contributions, and not mere proofreading. CECH may not be claimed for revisions.

Applicable Categories:

Category II Only

Eligible CECH:

Sole author: 5 CECH
Co-author: 3 CECH

Documentation:

Category II: copy of title page and table of contents and full bibliographic citation

 

Authorship or Editing of a Book/Text in the Field of Health Education

Definition:

Authorship or editing and publication of an original multi-chapter book on a topic relevant to health education. All authorship and editing activities must involve substantive contributions, and not mere proofreading. CECH may not be claimed for subsequent editions.

Applicable Categories:

Category II Only

Eligible CECH:

Sole author: 30 CECH
Co-author: 20 CECH
Sole editor
: 15 CECH
Co-editor: 10 CECH

Documentation:

Category II: copy of title page and table of contents and full bibliographic citation.

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Authorship of Article in a Peer-Reviewed Publication

Definition:

Authorship and publication in a peer-reviewed journal (print or electronic) of an original article addressing a health education topic for a professional audience. All authorship activities must involve substantive contributions, and not mere proofreading. CECH may not be claimed for reprints, duplications, or revisions of the same article in different publications.

Applicable Categories:

Category I: awarded for articles in journals published by a Designated Provider
Category II: awarded for articles in journals not published by a Designated Provider

Eligible CECH:

Sole author: 5 CECH per article
Co-author: 3 CECH per article

Documentation:

Category I: certificate of completion
Category II: copy of first page of article and full bibliographic citation

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Authorship of Article in a Non-Peer Reviewed Publication

Definition:

Authorship and publication in a non peer-reviewed journal or other print or electronic medium (magazine, newsletter, website, etc.) of an original article addressing a health education topic for a professional or lay audience. All authorship activities must involve substantive contributions, and not mere proofreading. Units may not be claimed for reprints, duplications, or revisions of the same article appearing in different publications.

Applicable Categories:

Category II Only

Eligible CECH:

Sole author: 5 CECH
Co-author: 2 CECH

Documentation:

Category II: copy of first page of article and full bibliographic citation.

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Product Development

Definition:

Designing or developing original health education products for professional or lay use. Examples: programs or learning tools on audio or videotapes or CD-ROM; web and Internet products; manuals; brochures; surveys and other assessment or evaluation instruments. CECH may be claimed only once for a given product. CECH may not be claimed for revisions or improvements to a product.

Applicable Categories:

Category II Only

Eligible CECH:

Sole developer: 5 CECH per product
Co-developer: 3 CECH per product

Documentation:

Category II: Copy of official copyright notice, or copy of product itself

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Development of a Training Module or Course

Definition:

Development of an original teaching/training module or course for a student or professional audience in either an academic or training setting. CECH are awarded by the length of the planned period of instruction. Examples: a single developer of a four-hour teaching module may claim up to two CECH; a co-developer of a 40-hour training course may claim up to four CECH. CECH may be claimed only once for developing a given curriculum. CECH may not be claimed for revisions.

Applicable Categories:

Category II Only

Eligible CECH:

Sole author: 1 CECH per two hours of planned instruction
Co-author: 1 CECH per 10 hours of planned instruction

Documentation:

Category II: copy of title page and table of contents and description of content

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