Advance your career with public health credentialing. Distinguish yourself from your peers by showing employers that you meet national standards in your field.
Certified in Public Health
The Certified in Public Health (CPH) is the only credential of its kind for public health that demonstrates not only your knowledge of key public health sciences, but also your commitment to the field through continuing education focused on emerging and established public health issues. As the field of public health grows and its mission becomes more defined, it is crucial for public health professions to stay current in this rapidly evolving field.
The first step in earning the CPH credential is to determine your eligibility criteria. The next step includes applying for the exam, followed by an application review, and notice of approval to sit for the CPH exam. The third step is to schedule the CPH exam, allowing plenty of time for self-study preparation, using the NBPHE sponsored study materials. The next step is to sit for and successfully pass the CPH exam. The CPH credential will be awarded to the public health professional that successfully passes the CPH exam.
The CPH exam is optional for public health graduates. If you are interested in becoming Certified in Public Health, you must apply through the CPH website.Certified in Public Health
Certified Health Education Specialist
The Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination is a competency-based tool used to measure possession, application and interpretation of knowledge in the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialists delineated by A Competency-Based Framework for Health Education Specialists 2015. The exam reflects the entry-level Sub-competencies of these Areas of Responsibility.
A CHES® is an individual that has:
- Met required academic preparation qualifications.
- Successfully passed a competency-based examination administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
- Satisfies the continuing education requirement to maintain the national credential.
If you are interested in taking the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination, you must apply through the NCHEC website.National Commission for Health Education Credentialing