National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (CHES)
NCHEC's mission is "to improve the practice of health education and to serve the public and profession of health education by certifying health education specialists, promoting professional development, and strengthening professional preparation and practice."
The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing was first started in 1988 as a non-profit organization. Presently, there are over 3500 health education specialists who have become certified.
Some of the benefits of becoming credentialed include the assurance that the individual is appropriately knowledgeable and skilled in their line of work, these individuals have met national standards, and that the services they provide are trustworthy.
This certification was established to provide an exam testing an individual's level of competency, increase one's level of standards when working with others, and increase learning through continuing education programs.
For further information please go to: http://www.nchec.org/