CHES – Certified Health Education Specialist
The CHES examination is a competency-based tool used to measure possession, application and interpretation of knowledge in the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators (pdf) delineated by A Competency-Based Framework for Health Education Specialists (order now). The exam reflects the entry-level Sub-competencies of these Areas of Responsibility. Consisting of 165 multiple-choice questions (150 scored and 15 pilot tested), the CHES examination is offered in paper-and-pencil format at college campuses throughout the United States. The CHES will be offered as a computer-based test starting in October of 2018. Additional details about the computer-based CHES will be provided at a later date.
Health Science majors must take the CHES exam in their last semester at Truman. December Graduates test in October while May and August graduates test in April.
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