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

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The 2015 NCHEC Leadership Election is now OPEN!
Vote for the NCHEC Board Members online by SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
NCHEC is using a new online voting system this year.
To cast your vote please visit
Username (email address on file with NCHEC)
Password (CHES/MCHES id#)

(Your username and password will differ from your
username and password for

For assistance or to request a paper ballot call 888-624-3248 or

To view the 2015 ballot and read candidate profile click here

NCHEC Continuing Education Orientation Webinar
Attention newly certified CHES and MCHES - The "How to Maintain Your Certification" Webinar is scheduled for Thursday July 31st at 12:00-1:00pm EST.  Click here for more information and to register. 

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

Registration for the Fall CHES Exam is CLOSED
Registration will open on November 1st for the April 25, 2015 CHES Exam.  For information on exam eligibility click here.

Fall MCHES Exam Registration is Closed
Registration for the April 25, 2015 exam will open on November 1st.  For more information on MCHES exam eligibility click here

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.