Employ a CHES

Having a Certified Health Education Specialist gives your organization a wealth of advantages!

Professional certification can help you screen applicants. The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) is the only credentialing agency certifying education professionals. Our comprehensive professional preparation and continuing education requirements ensure that Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) are qualified in every aspect of the profession. Only a CHES has met and kept current with NCHEC's national standards for delivering effective health education services, so building the CHES certification into your job description, and into your employment advertising, facilitates the recruitment of qualified health educators.

Additionally, hiring a CHES is a cost-effective investment, since demonstrated expertise can increase the effectiveness of your health education programs on a variety of topics, including weight control, hypertension, nutrition, substance abuse prevention, physical fitness, stress management, smoking cessation and more.

A CHES is specifically trained to:

  • Assess individual, organizational and community health education needs
  • Plan, develop, implement, manage and evaluate health education programs
  • Communicate health education needs
  • Build coalitions
  • Identify resources and make referrals
  • Act as an advocate for health issues
  • Train assistants and volunteers
  • Develop and use a variety of educational methods and materials
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NCHEC Can Help You Hire a CHES

To assist in your search for CHES, NCHEC will post job announcements on its Web site free of charge. The only requirement is that the description must indicate that a CHES is preferred or required. Employment listings are accepted by mail, 1541 Alta Drive, Suite 303, Whitehall, PA 18052-5642; fax, (800) 813-0727; or e-mail, nchec@nchec.org.

Employers: Please allow three to five business days for job announcements to be posted.

Job announcements must be submitted in a Word document with only text and minimal formatting. Formatted text (bolded, underlined, italicized, hyperlinked), bulleted lists and indenting are acceptable. However, any annoucements that include tables, charts, images, etc., or are submitted in a format other than a Word document will not be posted and returned to the submitter. This also applies to announcements that are embedded in e-mails.


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