Certifications for Health Education and Public Health Professionals
CHES are those who have met the standards of competence established by The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. (NCHEC) and have successfully passed the CHES exam. The CHES designation is an indication of competency and commitment to the health education, health promotion and public health fields. Certified Health Education Specialists are dedicated to continuous professional development. SOPHE is a NCHEC-designated provider to offer continuing education contact hours (CECH) for continuing education events and activities.
COSOPHE provides many opportunities throughout the year for members to receive continuing education contact hours for the CHES and MCHES certifications. Check the webinar and events page for more information!
MCHES are those that have met the academic eligibility in health education and regularly apply the Seven Areas of Responsibility in the field. A MCHES is an advanced-level practitioner that has: