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Continuing Education

CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS (CECH) OPPORTUNITIES

Effective October 1, 2004

Professional Service
Activities outside the day-to-day job responsibilities involving leadership in the profession and the community, including teaching, precepting, mentoring, and volunteering in areas of service focusing on one or more of the Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators.

Reviewing Grants or Program Accreditation Applications

Definition:

Service on a grant or program accreditation review board/committee.

Applicable Categories:

Category II only

Eligible CECH:

3 CECH per calendar year of activity

Documentation:

Category II: copy of letter of invitation or appreciation

Reviewing Manuscripts

Definition:

Serving as a reviewer of manuscripts related to health education for a peer-reviewed journal.

Applicable Categories:

Category I: awarded for reviewing submissions to journals published by Designated Providers
Category II:
awarded for reviewing submissions to journals not published by Designated Providers

Eligible CECH:

3 CECH per calendar year of activity for each journal

Documentation:

Category I: certificate of completion
Category II: copy of letter of appreciation

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Acting as a Mentor

Definition:

Serving as a formal mentor providing professional guidance to another professional within the same organization or in another organization. (This excludes student interns and student teachers). Activity must not be a part of day-to-day work responsibilities, and must be considered a professional growth experience. A formal letter of agreement or contract between the mentee and the mentor responsible for the training must be signed before the experience begins.

Applicable Categories:

Category II only

Eligible CECH:

1 CECH per calendar month of activity for each individual mentored

Documentation:

Category II: letter of agreement or written documentation indicating the nature and duration of mentorship

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Professional Leadership

Definition:

Active service in a voluntary leadership position within a health education-related organization. Examples: serving on boards or committees; planning conferences; advocating for the health education profession. Service may not be part of normal day-to-day work responsibilities.

Applicable Categories:

Category II only

Eligible CECH:

1 CECH per organization per calendar year

Documentation:

Category II: proof of service (letter from supervisor or board, letterhead, or notice in organizational directory) indicating duration of term

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