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Continuing Education

CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS (CECH) OPPORTUNITIES

Self-Study
Reading the professional literature or completing an independent study offered by Designated Providers, or other providers, in one or more of the Areas of Responsibility for health educators.

Professional Reading

Definition:

Reading an article from a pre-approved journal (print or electronic) and submitting the related learning assessment to the Designated Provider.

Applicable Categories:

Category I only

Eligible CECH:

Number of contact hours awarded by the Designated Provider

Documentation:

Category I: certificate of attendance/completion

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Independent Study

Definition:

Formal independent study of a topic through audio, video, compact disc, publication, computer-based or Internet-based learning module of at least one hour in length. Must be sponsored by a professional body or organization.

Applicable Categories:

Category I
Category II

Eligible CECH:

Number of CECH awarded by the provider

Documentation:

Category I: certificate of completion
Category II: official certificate of completion from sponsoring organization and outline of the module

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Participating in a Professional (Non-Academic) Training Experience

Definition:

Participation as a learner in a planned and supervised training or mentoring program that is not part of an academic curriculum. Activity must not be part of day-to-day work responsibilities. Examples: professional internship, study tour, mentoring relationship, leadership institute, professional fellowship. Supervision and evaluation by a health educator is required. A formal letter of agreement or contract between the trainee and the organization responsible for the training must be signed before the experience begins.

Applicable Categories:

Category I
Category II

Eligible CECH:

Number of CECH awarded by the provider

Documentation:

Category I: certificate of completion
Category II: official certificate of completion from sponsoring organization and outline of the module

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