Continuing Education

InSOPHE supports professional health educators in their lifelong learning through their Continuing Education (CE) Committee. The committee provides CHES® and MCHES® continuing education contact hours (CECH) to members by organizing local workshops and training events, partnering with local organizations to provide CHES®/MCHES® CECH at their events, and maintaining a list of CHES®/MCHES® continuing education resources.

ABOUT THE INSOPHE CONTINUING EDUCATION COMMITTEE:

InSOPHE's Continuing Education (CE) Committee provides workshops and trainings for professional health educators to improve their skills in all of the Areas of Responsibility and Competencies for Health Education Specialists. These events are provided with the opportunity to earn continuing education contact hours (CECH) for Certified Health Education Specialists CHES® and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®).

The CE Committee is chaired by the InSOPHE Continuing Education Director, who serves a three-year term on the InSOPHE Board of Directors (BOD). In addition to chairing the committee, the Continuing Education Director is responsible for completing and managing CHES®/MCHES® CECH applications, communicating events with the InSOPHE BOD, and participating in the national SOPHE Continuing Education Committee.

InSOPHE also collaborates with other organizations to provide workshops and conferences that also offer CHES®/MCHES® CECH. These events offer free CHES®/MCHES® CECH for InSOPHE members and are offered in addition to InSOPHE’s workshops. If your organization is interested in collaborating with InSOPHE to provide CHES® CECH, please contact the Continuing Education Director at continuingedinsophe@gmail.com.


JOINING THE CONTINUING EDUCATION COMMITTEE:

Any InSOPHE member can join the Continuing Education Committee. The committee meets on the first Friday of every even month (February, April, June, August, October, and December) from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST. Committee members can expect a 2-hour time commitment each month for the committee. All committee members help identify training topics, suggest speakers, and assist with the day-of logistics for each event.

Committee members will assist the Continuing Education Director and InSOPHE BOD with:

  • Training Development: Help identify training topics, suggest speakers, and assist with event logistics, including selecting a date and time, identifying a venue, developing marketing materials, and assisting the InSOPHE Continuing Education Director in gathering information for the CHES®/MCHES® CECH application.
  • CECH Review: Review all CHES®/MCHES® CECH applications, including applications for collaborative events.
  • Day-Of Logistics: Assist with setting up and tearing down event space for in-person events, hosting meeting rooms via Zoom or other platform for online events, registering and taking attendance of event participants, introducing the speaker(s), and assisting with breakout sessions or other presentation support, as needed.

If you are interested in joining the Continuing Education Committee, please contact the InSOPHE Continuing Education Director at continuingedinsophe@gmail.com.



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