CHES and MCHES Certification

 
The Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam is a competency-based test that measures the possession, application and interpretation of knowledge related to the Seven Areas of Responsibilities: a comprehensive set of Competencies and Sub-competencies defining the role of an entry-level health educator.

The CHES exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and is administered in paper-and-pencil format. The exam is offered in April and October at 120 test sites nationwide.

Master Certified Health Education Specialist
The Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exam will be based on the scientific approach to measure the existing health education advanced-level roles and responsibilities related to the Seven Areas of Responsibilities.

For more information contact the National Commission For Health Education Credentialing.

Earn CHES Credits

SHAPE America is recognized as a multiple event provider of health education contact hours by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).

SHAPE America members can earn Category I Health Education Credits to Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) through the SHAPE America Online Institute for $5 per credit hour, which will be issued upon successfully passing each self-study quiz. 1-12 CHES credits can be obtained per year.

Get Started

Log in to the SHAPE America Online Institute
Click on Course Catalog"
Click on "CHES Self-Study" for instruction type

 

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