Education Policies and Procedures
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for earning continuing education contact hours (CECH) will
be expanded in accordance with the guidelines set forth
on this Web and in the policies and procedure document mail
to all CHES.
of Responsibility are the broad
entry-level skills necessary for the practice of health
education in all setting. Each Area of Responsibility
is assigned related competencies as outline in the CHES
Responsibility and Competencies.
Education Contact Hours (CECH) are earned through participation
in experiences that assist in the development or enhancement
of the knowledge and skills directly related to the Areas
of Responsibility and the individual's professional
Development is the application of planned learning activities
designed to maintain and enhance one's competence in health
education following a previously attained level of professional
preparation (adapted from Report of the 2000 Joint Committee
on Health Education and Promotion Terminology).
are the individual methods (described within each of the
activity types) by which continuing education contact hours
(CECH) may be earned. As always, personal and professional
integrity should guide all CECH claims and documentation.
I refers to CECH opportunities that relate to one or
more of the Areas of Responsibility, and have been
preapproved by NCHEC (offered by Designated Providers).
II refers to CECH opportunities that relate to one or
more of the Areas of Responsibility, but have not
been preapproved by NCHEC (offered by nondesignated providers).
is the evidence needed to support a CECH claim.
encourages training in all the Areas of Responsibility,
as continued competence in all areas is essential to effective
health education practice
may earn CECH through completion of any of the following
activity is worth a specific number of CECH
may not be claimed for activities, events, or experiences
that are part of the daily job requirements
for similar or closely-related activities may not be counted
more than once. For example, CHES may not claim dual or
additional CECH for:
taking a graduate thesis course and writing
seminars or workshops that are a normal part of a
traineeship or mentorship for which CECH are claimed
or republishing the same or a similar article in multiple
publications or media (print or electronic)
at and attending the same session at a conference
always, personal and professional integrity should guide
all CECH claims and documentation
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