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Thank you for visiting, your source for Certified Health Education Specialist and Master Certified Health Education Specialist news and events. Your interest in and support of health education certification strengthens the national standard for the health education profession.

The CHES and MCHES designation after a health educator's name is one indication of professional competency and commitment to continued professional development.

Whether you are a graduating health education student, a practicing health education professional, an employer looking for qualified health educators, or a consumer interested in health and wellness, has something for you. Our goal is to provide useful and timely information. Please visit often.

NCHEC is performing an upgrade to the database.
During this time users will not have access to account pages or current Continuing Education program information. Should you need assistance please contact the NCHEC office directly at 888-624-3248 or

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
Spring MCHES Exam Registration is CLOSED
Registration for the October Exam will open on May 1st.

Policy Change for Retired Status
Beginning in 2015, certified individuals who have requested the retired status will use the RCHES/RMCHES designation rather than the CHES (Ret) designation.

Read the NCHEC Board of Commissioners' Statement Statement for RCHES and RMCHES

NCHEC Continuing Education Orientation Webinar
Attention newly certified CHES and MCHES - Registration for the "How to Maintain Your Certification" Webinar on Thursday February 12, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 EST is open!  Click here to sign up. 

The Learning Objectives:
1) Discuss the recertification requirements for CHES and MCHES
2) List the key resources available to earn Continuing Education Contact Hours for CHES and MCHES

For those that cannot participate on February 12th, the Webinar will be archived and made available to view at a later time.

Free Promoting the Profession Kit

NCHEC offers a free PowerPoint Presentation highlighting the benefits of the CHES and MCHES credentials. It includes the history of CHES certification, reasons to certify, how to apply for the exam, the new advanced-level certification, MCHES, and more. This is an ideal resource to share with your coworkers, coalition partners and students.