Presentation on theme: "Credentialing. Credentialing ….a process whereby an individual or a professional preparation program meets the specific standards established by a credentialing."— Presentation transcript:
Credentialing ….a process whereby an individual or a professional preparation program meets the specific standards established by a credentialing body
Credentialing AccreditationLicensureCertification Credentialing may take the form of: Credentialing may take the form of:
Accreditation …the process by which a recognized professional body evaluates an entire college or university professional preparation program against predetermined criteria or standards
Accreditation in Health Education NCATE (National Commission for the Accreditation of Teacher Education) & AAHE (American Association for Health Education) CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health) SABPAC (SOPHE/AAHE Baccalaureate Program Approval Committee)
Licensure …the process by which an agency or government (usually the state) grants permission for individuals to practice a given profession by certifying that those licensed have attained specific standards of competence. e.g. doctors, nurses, physical therapists, school health educators
Certification …a process by which a professional organization grants recognition to an individual who, upon completion of a competency-based curriculum, can demonstrate a predetermined standard of performance.
Certification in Health Education C.H.E.S. (Certified Health Education Specialist) NCHEC (National Commission for Health Education Credentialing) http://www.nchec.org/
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Certification This certification has been developed for ◦ health education profession ◦ mastery of the fundamental skills ◦ across all practice settings ◦ voluntary credentialing
Benefits of Certification Establishes national standard Attests to individual’s knowledge and skills Assists employers in identifying qualified practitioners Sense of pride and accomplishment Promotes continued professional development C - Certified H - Health E - Education S - Specialist
Individual Decisions Professional distinction Desire to excel – mark of excellence Credential for comparison with other professions Commitment to continuing education
Professional Trends Professional Trends Health Education is now recognized as a specific occupation by the Department of Labor. Employers are recognizing salary advancement to individuals who are CHES certified – many prefer the CHES credential in hiring and promoting health educators. CHES designation is required for health educators in Arkansas– other states seem poised to follow.