purpose of professional certification is to ensure a high-level
of competence in the health education workforce. Maintenance
of this competence is supported by continued training in
the knowledge and methods of the field (click
here to view the continuing education policies). After
initial certification, each CHES must earn a total of 75
continuing education contact hours (CECH) every five years
to be recertified. At least 45 of these CECH must come from
offerings by NCHEC preapproved Designated Providers (Category
I); the remaining 30 CECH may come from other providers
(Category II). CHES may choose to earn all 75 CECH in Category
here to see a list of upcoming Category I CECH programs.
CHES who are unable to meet the recertification requirement
may request 'extension'
TO THE 45 CATEGORY I/ 30 CATEGORY II CECH POLICY:
CHES who live outside the continental United States may
earn all 75 CECH through Category II activities.
To recertify by examination a CHES must:
the current eligibility criteria to take the examination
and make payment by the stated deadline for the examination
using the official CHES examination application form available
through NCHEC or online click
the CHES examination (the CHES examination is given in
April and October)
to pass the examination will result in expiration of CHES
certification as of the end of the current five-year certification
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