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Learn more about CHES and MCHES by watching the recorded archive at: http://healthpromotionlive.com

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    • BECOME a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) ….Learn How! Melissa Rehrig, MPH, CHES Communication Director, NCHECHPCareer. Net WebinarLive Webinar SeriesAugust, 26, 2010 © NCHEC, 2010
    • Presentation ObjectivesBy the end of the presentation attendees will be able to:• Summarize briefly the development of the advanced-level certification, MCHES.• Explain in detail the MCHES Experience Documentation Opportunity (EDO) process, such as eligibility criteria, documentation requirements and projected fees.• Describe MCHES examination eligibility and the required continuing education for the advanced credential. © NCHEC, 2010
    • Why an Advanced Credential? • Official recommendations of the National Task Force on Accreditation • Findings of CUP revealed advanced levels among health educators in their practice. This was confirmed by the Job Analysis Project. • 2006 Feasibility Study Survey: 2/3 of respondents indicated that an advanced level certification will benefit the profession • Continuing comments from health educators that current CHES credential is “entry-level” and, therefore, not reflective of the scope of practice of many health education specialists. © NCHEC, 2010
    • Why an Advanced Credential? To help advanced - level CHES: identify promote and advance their skills. © NCHEC, 2010
    • TOP REASONS TO BECOME AN MCHES• Endorsement of advanced professional experience, knowledge, and skills• Commitment to the health education profession• Opportunity for advanced professional development• Demonstrate excellence in the field of health education• Greater recognition from health education peers © NCHEC, 2010
    • MCHES Experience Documentation Opportunity (EDO)•CHES ≥ 5 years continuous active status (certified on orbefore October 1, 2005).•6 month period (October 15, 2010 to April 16, 2011) If successful, applicants will not have to take the exam!!! © NCHEC, 2010
    • MCHESExperience Documentation Opportunity (EDO)MCHES EDO Application Deadlines FeesExperience Self-Appraisal 12/11/10 $200and Testament of Practice Assessment Form (2 copies) 01/15/11 $210 03/01/11 $240Activity Documentation 04/16/11 $290 Resume/CV © NCHEC, 2010
    • Experience Self-appraisal &Testament of Practice Form Two-Step Process 1. Applicant completes self-appraisal of advanced-level experience 2. Two Recommenders review and respond to Self-Appraisal and Testament of Practice Form © NCHEC, 2010
    • Areas of Responsibilities &Advanced –level Sub-competencies © NCHEC, 2010
    • Sample: Experience Self- Appraisal (Applicant) © NCHEC, 2010
    • Sample: Testament of Practice (Recommender) © NCHEC, 2010
    • Guidelines for Resume/CV Submission• Not exceed five (5) pages• Show that applicant has been engaged in the Health Education Areas of Responsibility at the advanced-level within the past five (5) years• Must clearly show: – Educational and training background – Professional experience (employer or other professional affiliations) © NCHEC, 2010
    • Application Procedures in Review MCHES EDO Application TWO Experience Self-Appraisal and Testament of Practice Forms Gather documentation to support advanced activities Send Experience Self-Appraisal and Testament of Practice form, supporting documentation and an envelope to two appropriate recommender © NCHEC, 2010
    • Application Procedures in ReviewContinued Prepare current Resume/CV Gather all forms including signed and sealed Self-Appraisal and Testament of Practice forms from recommenders Mail all documentation to NCHEC: Application (unless applied online) Signed and sealed Self-Appraisal andTestament of Practice forms Supporting documentation of activities Resume/CV Fee (if not paid online) © NCHEC, 2010
    • Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) CredentialConfirms professional development / career ladder1st MCHES EXAM: October 15, 2011ELIGIBILITY: CHES Non-CHES Minimum of the Or CHES <5 yrs past 5 continuous yrs active status active status 5 yrs experience Master’s degree or higher in Health Ed as a health OR educator •CV/Resume Master’s degree or higher with transcript reflecting •2 letters of 25 semester hrs recommendation addressing the Seven Areas of Responsibility © NCHEC, 2010
    • Exam Fees & Recertification• MCHES Exam application fees : range from $250-$390 based on type of application and submission deadline FEES 1st deadline 2nd deadline 3rd deadline Final deadline 6/1/11 7/1/11 8/1/11 9/1/11 Exam (CHES) $250 $260 $290 $340 Exam (Non-CHES) $300 $310 $340 $390 Recertification/Renewal Annual renewal fee (after 1st year): $55.00 Continuing Education • 75 CECH in 5 years (minimum 45 Cat 1, Max 30 Cat 2) •30 CECH must be linked to advanced Sub-competencies (Cat 1 or 2) © NCHEC, 2010
    • NCHEC Timeline forCertifications • Revised CHES Study Companion released Summer • Release of Revised Framework Publication 2010 • MCHES Experience Documentation Opportunity (EDO) Period Oct. 2010 – April 2011 Oct. • MCHES Exam Study Materials available 2010 • First MCHES credential conferred from EDO April • New CHES Exam administered on updated Competencies 2011 Oct.. • First MCHES exam 2011 © NCHEC, 2010
    • MCHES Live: The Webinar Series • September 17, 2010 • Free Webinars Available – The Impact of MCHES on Academia @ 11:00 a.m. EDT – MCHES and the Health Education Profession @ 12:00 p.m. EDT – The Impact of MCHES on Designated Providers and Employers @ 1:00p.m. EDT Register at www.nchec.org Participants will receive 1 CECH per webinar © NCHEC, 2010
    • •Communications •Promote CHES & MCHES •Marketing strategies to employers •Continued information on Website •Mailing to EDO eligible CHES •EDO Forms available by September Next Steps for NCHEC © NCHEC, 2010
    • Frequently Asked Questions• CHES numbers• Retired status eligible• Employer recognition• MCHES back to CHES• Designated Providers of Advanced CECH• Your questions???? © NCHEC, 2010
    • www.nchec.orgDetails and updates canbe found on the NCHEC news pageNCHEC Communication Director: mrehrig@nchec.org © NCHEC, 2010