A Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) is an individual who is credentialed as a result of demonstrating competency based on criteria established by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). Graduates of the Public Health Program are eligible to take the credentialing examination to become Certified Health Education Specialists. Some students may be eligible to take the examination during their last semester in the program.
Slippery Rock University is a CHES examination site. Detailed information about the exam is available at http://www.nchec.org/exam/overview/. Once certified each individual will need to maintain certification through obtaining 75 continuing education credits every five years.