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Continuing Education

CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS (CECH) OPPORTUNITIES

Professional Presentations
Presentations on topics related to one or more of the Areas of Responsibilities for health educators delivered to professional audiences in person, electronically, or in video or audio format. Presentations delivered as part of normal day-to-day work responsibilities may not be claimed.

Speaking/Presenting

Definition:

Offering an original oral or audiovisual presentation at an event attended by a professional audience. Examples: presentation settings include conferences, seminars, lectures, symposia, workshops, and video/teleconferences. CECH may not be claimed for repeat or duplicate presentations of the same or revised information. A CHES applying for CECH as a presenter may not also claim CECH for attending the session in which the presentation was made.

Applicable Categories:

Category I: awarded for presentations at sessions offering Category I credit for attendees

Category II: awarded for presentations at sessions not offering Category I credit for attendees

Eligible CECH:

2 CECH per hour of instruction
All speakers/presenters receive equal credit.
(NOTE: Reduce by half the CECH for presentations of less than one hour.)

Documentation:

Category I: certificate of completion
Category II: proof of the presentation (program, announcement, or thank you letter) indicating its duration

 

Preparing or Presenting at a Poster Session

Definition:

Authorship of an original research or practice-based project display or poster presented at a professional meeting. Must include formal learning objectives. CECH may not be claimed for repeat or duplicate presentations of the same or revised information.

Applicable Categories:

Category I: awarded for presentations at conferences offering Category I credit
Category II: awarded for presentations at conferences not offering Category I credit

Eligible CECH:

1 CECH per session
All authors/presenters receive equal credit

Documentation:

Category I: certificate of completion
Category II: proof of the presentation (program, announcement, or letter of acceptance)

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