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Office of Continuing Education
668 Gamble St.
Tallahassee, Florida 32307



The Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences:  Institute of Public Health is pleased to announce its Certified Health Education Specialist Exam Review Workshop which is scheduled to be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm  on the campus of Florida A&M University (FAMU) in the New Pharmacy Building, Room 102.

The workshop will prepare attendees for the CHES Exam Review responsibilities and competencies of a Health Education Specialist as prescribed by the National Council on Health Education Credential (NCHEC).  There will be a didactic lecture, in addition to group interaction, and a sample exam.  The workshop is designed for anyone in the public health workforce with the prerequisite qualifications who plans to take the exam.


Applicants for the CHES exam will have at least 25 semester hours/37 quarter hours of coursework (with a grade of C or better) with specific preparation addressing the Seven Areas of Responsibilities and Competencies for Health Educators.  The following guidance is offered to applicants without an earned degree in Health Education seeking to qualify for the CHES exam, based on the 25 hours of coursework requirement:

• A minimum of 12 semester hours/18 quarter hours must be from process courses that clearly align with the Seven Areas of Responsibility

• A maximum of 9 semester hours/14 quarter hours may be from topic-focused courses that include elements contained in the Seven Areas of Responsibility

• A maximum of 6 semester hours/8 quarter hours may be from other courses that include elements contained in the Seven Areas of Responsibility

For CHES exam eligibility, visit the NCHEC website

Exam Registration Deadline: September 2, 2013
Exam Date: October 19, 2013

Workshop Registration Deadline:  August 9, 2013

For more details/or to register now

For additional review exam information, contact:

Dr. Torhonda C. Lee • (email) torhonda.lee@famu.edu • (phone) 850-412-5700