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.
MPH students who enter the program in the fall of 2021 and beyond are required to pass the CPH Exam before graduating. Upon registering for the MPH internship/applied practice experience, students will receive a $250 bursar charge to cover the exam fee and be eligible for an e-voucher that can be entered on the CPH exam application. This is a reduced fee; the regular fee for the exam is $385.
MPH students will be added to a Canvas resource course to assist them with study materials and preparation, as well as the neccessary forms to register their intent to sit for the exam and report their scores.
The CPH exam can be taken on-site at one of the designated testing centers or it can be taken at any location using the designated remote-based proctoring service available 24 hrs/day world-wide. Free resources (study guides, practice exams, etc.) to prepare for the exam are available on the NBPHE 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