Nationally, the public health educator may be certified by passing the examination offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. or NCHEC. The qualifications to become a Certified Health Education Specialist or CHES are:
- (1) have an official transcript that clearly shows a major in health education, or
- (2) have an official transcript that reflects at least 25 semester hours (37 quarter hours) of course work with specific preparation addressing the seven areas of responsibility.
Renewal of the certification is every five years.
For more information, contact:National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
1541 Alta Drive, Suite 303, Whitehall, PA 18052-5642
Toll Free: 888.624.3248, Phone: 484.223.0770, Toll Free-Fax: 800.813.0727