Maintaining My
CHES/ MCHES
Certification:
Questions and Answers
What we’ll discuss:
• The recertification process
and requirements for CHES
and MCHES
• Where to find CEU’s
• Other resour...
Congrats on your CHES/ MCHES!
Category I credits will
be offered for this
webinar.
Benefits of Certification
• Credentials
• Jobs
• Networking
• Professional esteem
Certificate vs. Certification
Certificate
• Non degree
• Instruction and
training for
specific skills
• Awards for
partici...
Certificate vs. Certification
Certificate
• Content validation
• Provider conducts
training
• Not time limited
• Not requr...
Why CHES/ MCHES?
The CHES/ MCHES
certification ensures the
highest level of health
education.
Maintenance of the
certifica...
Renewal and Recertifying
• Renewal every year
• Recertification every 5
years.
• 75 hours of continuing
education
• Annual...
Renewing and Recertifying
FEES:
Annual Renewal……..…...$55.00
Retired Renewal…..………$15.00
Recertification……..….…...$55.00
L...
Continuing Education
Contact Hours (CECH)
• CECH are earned
through participation in
areas directly related to
the Seven A...
Seven Areas of Responsibility
Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialist -
the broad entry-level skills...
Recertification Requirements
• each CHES/MCHES
must earn a total of
75 CECH every five
years.
• CHES & MCHES are
encourage...
CHES/MCHES May earn
CECH through:
Professional
Meetings
Self
Study
Academic
Preparation
Professional
Presentations
Profess...
Earning CECH
• Each activity is worth a
specific number of CECH
• See Policies and
Procedures Handbook for
Renewal and
Rec...
Recertification Requirements
Category I Category II
Events offered by providers Events offered by providers
Pre-approved b...
Category I
• Category I entry are opportunities that
relate to one or more of the Areas of
Responsibility and have been
pr...
CATEGORY I
• The designated provider of
Category I credits will
report directly to NCHEC
on a quarterly basis.
• CHES/MCHE...
• Category I CECH
opportunities are listed on
the NCHEC website
• nchec.org/ce/procal/
Continuing Education Activities
Category II
• A maximum of 30
category II credits can be
earned.
• Category II entry refers to
CECH opportunities that
rel...
Category II
• Category II advanced refers to one
or more Areas of Responsibility and
advanced-level Sub-competencies
not p...
To submit Category II
• record program
information and how
each activity relates to
the Areas of
Responsibility and/or
adv...
Category II Form
•Category II claim form
sections to be completed
•Information Section
•Activity
•Area of
Responsibility
•...
Category II Claim Form
Category II for CHES/MCHES
• For CHES, CECH may
not be claimed for
activities, events or
experiences that are part
of dail...
Appropriate Documentation for
Activities
• Attendance at Professional Meetings
• Certification of Attendance including
hou...
Appropriate Documentation for
Activitied Cont’d
• Authoring a Thesis or Dissertation
• Copy of title page, table of conten...
Common Mistakes
on Category II Forms
• On Category II
claim forms
• Missing date
• CECH claimed
not listed
• Activity not
...
Common Mistakes Cont’d
• Area of Responsibility not chosen
• No signature
• More than one activity submitted on
Category I...
CECH That Do Not Qualify
• You may not claim time for lunches
or breaks, attending poster sessions,
networking sessions, b...
CECH Who Do Not Qualify Cont’d
• CHES/MCHES applying for CECH as a
presenter cannot claim CECH for attending
the presentat...
Carry Over of CECH
• CHES/MCHES who have over
75 CECH at the end of the
current 5-year certification cycle
• Carry over a ...
Extension
• Recertifying CHES/MCHES who have not met
the required 75 CECH may request an
extension for a maximum of two ye...
Extension Status
• While on extension
status, a CHES/MCHES:
-May continue to earn
CECH
-Cannot hold any
elective NCHEC
off...
MCHES Recertification
• MCHES, who were previously active
CHES, and have not met the required 30
advanced-level credits,
•...
Recertification by Exam
• To recertify by exam a
CHES/MCHES must:
• Meet the eligibility to qualify for the
exam
• Apply a...
Lapsed CHES and MCHES
• CHES/MCHES who are lapsed for renewal or
continuing education credits are not allowed to use
the C...
Retired CHES/MCHES
• Permanently retired CHES/MCHES from health
education and with active/good standing may apply
for reti...
Appeals Policy
• An appeal is available to any
applicant or CHES/MCHES
• To challenge decisions affecting
CHES/MCHES exami...
For More Information
The Policies and
Procedures
Handbook
http://www.nchec.org/_files/_items/nch-mr-tab7-
Stay Connected
National Commission
for Health Education
Credentialing, Inc.
1541 Alta Drive,
Suite 303
Whitehall, PA 18052...
How to Maintain your CHES or MCHES Credentials
How to Maintain your CHES or MCHES Credentials
How to Maintain your CHES or MCHES Credentials
How to Maintain your CHES or MCHES Credentials
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  • With the $25 late fee added you will pay $80. If that invoice is not paid, a reinstatement fee of $75 will be added bringing your total to $155.
  • Category I – preapproved events offered by Designated Providers, which report all activities directly to NCHEC. Individuals may earn all of their CECH by participating in Category I activities, but do not have to. (At least 45 of the 75 CECH must be in this category)
    Category II – refers to continuing education that is not preapproved. An individual may earn Category II by participating in activities that relate to at least one of the Seven Areas of Responsibility, but were not approved in advance by NCHEC. No more than 30 of the 75 CECH may be earned in this Category. A Category II claim form must be completed by the individual and supporting documentation submitted directly to NCHEC.
    MCHES are required to earn 30 CECH directly related to the advanced-level Sub-competencies form Category I and/or II.
  • NCHEC encourages training in all the Seven Areas of Responsibility, as continued competence in all Areas is essential to effective health education practice.
  • Click on the continuing education tab, then click “Continuing Education Credit Activities”
  • To search by program cost, select the desired cost in the program cost and CHES cost fields. Note, you can also search by topic, provider, or number of CECH or advanced-level CECH.
  • To claim Category II CECH, record program information, but also how each activity relates to the Areas of Responsibility and/or advanced-level Sub-competencies.
    CHES/MCHES must fill out a Category II CECH Claim Form.
    It is recommended that claims be submitted within 90 days following program completion.
  • When filling out the Category II claim form please be sure to fill out the areas in red.
    Information Section
    Activity
    Area of Responsibility
    Brief Description
    Signature
    Link to the Category II Claim Form: http://www.nchec.org/_files/_items/nch-mr-tab6-78/docs/cat%20ii%20claim%20form%20-%20ches-mches.pdf
  • Make sure the check the Area of Responsibility the activity relates to.
  • Attendance at Professional Meetings
    Certification of Attendance including hours
    Meeting schedule/agenda with attended session highlighted
    Presentation at a Professional Meeting
    Program Announcement indicating duration
    Thank you letter indicating duration
    Academic Preparation
    Copy of Transcript listing the course title and number of credits earned
  • Common mistakes when filling out Category II claim forms:
    Incorrect Form--Please use the current form “CHES/MCHES Category II CECH Claim Form”
    Missing date
    CECH claimed not listed
    Activity not chosen
  • Documentation does not show breakdown of hours (Even though a certificate was provided hours need to be listed)
  • All CECH claims and documentation should be guided by personal and professional integrity
  • At the end of the current renewal year, the CHES/MCHES will automatically return to active status as long as
    current renewal fees are paid.
    While on extension status, a CHES/MCHES:
    • May continue to earn CECH.
    • Is not permitted to hold any elective NCHEC office.
    • Is not allowed to serve on any planning committee as a CHES/MCHES representative.
    RETIRED: CHES/MCHES who is permanently retired from health education and is in active/good standing may
    apply for retired status. After retired status is approved and awarded, a retired CHES/MCHES must use
    CHES/MCHES (Ret.) after his/her name. Retired status is considered a permanent status. No CECH
    requirement exists for CHES/MCHES in retired status. The annual renewal fee is $15.00.
  • Failure to pass the examination will result in expiration of CHES/MCHES certification effective at the end of the
    current five-year certification period.
  • An appeal procedure is available to any applicant or CHES/MCHES to contest any adverse decision affecting
    his/her CHES/MCHES examination eligibility or CHES/MCHES status. Any individual who does not file a
    request for an appeal within the required time limit shall waive the right to appeal.
    APPLICANTS/CHES/MCHES MAY APPEAL:
    Adverse Decision Affected NCHEC Decision-Making Body
    1. Exam Eligibility Division Board for Professional Preparation and Practice
    2. Recertification Status Division Board for Professional Development
    3. Suspension/Revocation of
    CHES/MCHES Status
    Board of Commissioners
    APPLICANTS/CHES/MCHES CANNOT APPEAL:
    1. Actions taken by NCHEC in setting a passing score.
    2. Established eligibility requirements.
    3. Individual test items.
    4. Test content validity.
  • How to Maintain your CHES or MCHES Credentials

    1. 1. Maintaining My CHES/ MCHES Certification: Questions and Answers
    2. 2. What we’ll discuss: • The recertification process and requirements for CHES and MCHES • Where to find CEU’s • Other resources for professional development •Why CHES? •How many CEU’s? •What are the fees?
    3. 3. Congrats on your CHES/ MCHES! Category I credits will be offered for this webinar.
    4. 4. Benefits of Certification • Credentials • Jobs • Networking • Professional esteem
    5. 5. Certificate vs. Certification Certificate • Non degree • Instruction and training for specific skills • Awards for participants who meet performance standards • Examples: Certification • Voluntary process • Maintenance of certification • Participant meets particular knowledge competencies • Time limitedICE resource: Defining Features of Quality Certification and Assessment –based Certificate Programs
    6. 6. Certificate vs. Certification Certificate • Content validation • Provider conducts training • Not time limited • Not requred to engage in specific activities Certification • Assessment of individual • Provider is independent from training program • Required to engage in specific activitiesICE resource: Defining Features of Quality Certification and Assessment –based Certificate Programs
    7. 7. Why CHES/ MCHES? The CHES/ MCHES certification ensures the highest level of health education. Maintenance of the certification is supported by continuing education. •Why CHES? •How many CEU’s? •What are the fees?
    8. 8. Renewal and Recertifying • Renewal every year • Recertification every 5 years. • 75 hours of continuing education • Annual Fee
    9. 9. Renewing and Recertifying FEES: Annual Renewal……..…...$55.00 Retired Renewal…..………$15.00 Recertification……..….…...$55.00 Late fees………….....up to $80.00 Reinstatement…..… up to$155.00
    10. 10. Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) • CECH are earned through participation in areas directly related to the Seven Areas of Responsibility • Must develop or enhance skills • Must be related to the individuals profession
    11. 11. Seven Areas of Responsibility Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialist - the broad entry-level skills necessary for the practice of health education in all settings. I: Assess needs, assets and capacity for health education II: Plan health education III: Implement health education IV: Conduct evaluation and research related to health education V: Administer and manage health education VI: Serve as a health education resource person VII: Communicate and advocate for health and health education
    12. 12. Recertification Requirements • each CHES/MCHES must earn a total of 75 CECH every five years. • CHES & MCHES are encouraged to accumulate a minimum of 15 CECH per year.
    13. 13. CHES/MCHES May earn CECH through: Professional Meetings Self Study Academic Preparation Professional Presentations Professional Service Creative endeavors Advanced Professional Practice Activities
    14. 14. Earning CECH • Each activity is worth a specific number of CECH • See Policies and Procedures Handbook for Renewal and Recertification • http://www.nchec.org/_files/_items/nch-mr-tab7-80/docs/policy%20procedure%20handbook%20accepted%
    15. 15. Recertification Requirements Category I Category II Events offered by providers Events offered by providers Pre-approved by NCHEC Not pre-approved by NCHEC Minimum 45 CECH Maximum 30 CECH For CHES & MCHES: For MCHES only: Required to earn 30 CECH directly related to the advanced-level Sub-competencies from Category I and/or II
    16. 16. Category I • Category I entry are opportunities that relate to one or more of the Areas of Responsibility and have been preapproved by NCHEC • Category I advanced are CECH opportunities that relate to one or more of the advanced-level Sub- competencies and have been preapproved by NCHEC • Offered by NCHEC designated providers CATEGORY I
    17. 17. CATEGORY I • The designated provider of Category I credits will report directly to NCHEC on a quarterly basis. • CHES/MCHES should retain the certificate in their records. • CHES/MCHES should not submit any Category I documentation to NCHEC unless requested.
    18. 18. • Category I CECH opportunities are listed on the NCHEC website • nchec.org/ce/procal/ Continuing Education Activities
    19. 19. Category II • A maximum of 30 category II credits can be earned. • Category II entry refers to CECH opportunities that relate to one or more of the Areas of Responsibility, but have not been preapproved by NCHEC (offered by non- designated providers).
    20. 20. Category II • Category II advanced refers to one or more Areas of Responsibility and advanced-level Sub-competencies not preapproved by NCHEC or designated providers. • Documentation is needed as evidence to support a CECH claim.
    21. 21. To submit Category II • record program information and how each activity relates to the Areas of Responsibility and/or advanced-level Sub- competencies. • Submit Category II CECH Claim Form within 90 days following program completion.
    22. 22. Category II Form •Category II claim form sections to be completed •Information Section •Activity •Area of Responsibility •Brief Description •Signature •Category II Claim Form: http://www.nchec.org/_files/_items/nch- mr-tab6-78/docs/cat%20ii%20claim %20form%20with%20accepted %20changes%205-20-13.pdf
    23. 23. Category II Claim Form
    24. 24. Category II for CHES/MCHES • For CHES, CECH may not be claimed for activities, events or experiences that are part of daily job requirements. • For MCHES, CECH may be claimed for work- related activities, events or experiences that relate to advanced-level Sub- competencies.
    25. 25. Appropriate Documentation for Activities • Attendance at Professional Meetings • Certification of Attendance including hours • Meeting schedule/agenda with attended session highlighted • Presentation at a Professional Meeting • Program Announcement indicating duration • Thank you letter indicating duration • Academic Preparation • Copy of Transcript listing the course title and number of credits earned
    26. 26. Appropriate Documentation for Activitied Cont’d • Authoring a Thesis or Dissertation • Copy of title page, table of contents and letter of acceptance by the university • Sole Author of a Training Module or Course • Copy of title page, table of contents, and description of content learning objectives • Sole Developer of a Health Education Project • Copy of official copyright notice • Copy of product itself
    27. 27. Common Mistakes on Category II Forms • On Category II claim forms • Missing date • CECH claimed not listed • Activity not chosen • Incorrect Form
    28. 28. Common Mistakes Cont’d • Area of Responsibility not chosen • No signature • More than one activity submitted on Category II claim form • Documentation does not show breakdown of hours despite certificate
    29. 29. CECH That Do Not Qualify • You may not claim time for lunches or breaks, attending poster sessions, networking sessions, business meetings, or non-education periods. • All authorship must involve substantive contributions and not mere proofreading. • CECH may not be claimed for reprints, duplications, or revisions of the same article in different publications.
    30. 30. CECH Who Do Not Qualify Cont’d • CHES/MCHES applying for CECH as a presenter cannot claim CECH for attending the presentation session • For CHES, a mentor does not include student interns and student teachers. • For MCHES serving as an internship/practicum preceptor counts.
    31. 31. Carry Over of CECH • CHES/MCHES who have over 75 CECH at the end of the current 5-year certification cycle • Carry over a maximum of 15 Category I CECH into the next 5- year certification cycle • Category II hours are not eligible for carryover • For MCHES, any advanced CECH will carry over as entry- level credits only. • Category II hours are not eligible for carryover
    32. 32. Extension • Recertifying CHES/MCHES who have not met the required 75 CECH may request an extension for a maximum of two years • A letter of explanation must be submitted yearly • Payment of the $55 annual fee must be paid • Extensions are approved in one-year increments • Extension status is granted for special circumstances including, but not limited to: • Personal or family illness, graduate study, or foreign residency
    33. 33. Extension Status • While on extension status, a CHES/MCHES: -May continue to earn CECH -Cannot hold any elective NCHEC office -Cannot serve on planning committees as a CHES/MCHES representative
    34. 34. MCHES Recertification • MCHES, who were previously active CHES, and have not met the required 30 advanced-level credits, • can become a CHES if all requirements for the CHES certification are met
    35. 35. Recertification by Exam • To recertify by exam a CHES/MCHES must: • Meet the eligibility to qualify for the exam • Apply and pay fees using the exam application form • Available through NCHEC or on the Web site (www.nchec.org) • Pass the CHES/MCHES examination • Exams are scheduled in April and October
    36. 36. Lapsed CHES and MCHES • CHES/MCHES who are lapsed for renewal or continuing education credits are not allowed to use the CHES/MCHES designation
    37. 37. Retired CHES/MCHES • Permanently retired CHES/MCHES from health education and with active/good standing may apply for retired status • If retired status is approved and awarded, the (Ret.) credential must be used after a person’s name • Retired status is considered permanent status and no CECH requirements exist
    38. 38. Appeals Policy • An appeal is available to any applicant or CHES/MCHES • To challenge decisions affecting CHES/MCHES examination eligibility or • CHES/MCHES status • Individuals who do not file a request within the required time limit waive the right to appeal Appeals
    39. 39. For More Information The Policies and Procedures Handbook http://www.nchec.org/_files/_items/nch-mr-tab7-
    40. 40. Stay Connected National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. 1541 Alta Drive, Suite 303 Whitehall, PA 18052 Email us at: nchec@nchec.org NCHEC.org

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