Public Health Certification
- Certified in Public Health (CPH): According to the National Board of Public Health Examiners, the CPH credential is the only voluntary credential that certifies public health professionals for core skills and knowledge. One of the goals of the CPH is to elevate the professional status of public health workers with advanced degrees to the same level as other health professionals. Established in 2008, the CPH credential is currently held by more than 2,300 individuals. The credential requires a Master’s in Public Health degree or higher and successful completion of the CPH exam.
- Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES): The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) offers CHES credentialing as an indication of professional competency for health education professionals. The voluntary CHES professional credentialing program was established in 1996; it provides a national standard for health education practitioners. The Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) certification, which is also offered by NCHEC, indicates advanced-level professional competency in the field of health education. In addition to passing a certification exam, CHES certification requires a bachelor’s degree or higher in a major related to health education. MCHES certification requires a master’s degree or a minimum of five years of CHES certification.
- Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS): The National Environmental Health Association offers several environmental health certifications. The REHS/RS is a general environmental health certification that requires a bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental health and completion of a certification exam.
- Certified Public Health Administrator (CPHA): Public health administrators who provide evidence of competency in public health administration and practice can receive CPHA certification from the Public Health Practitioner Certification Board (PHPCB). The organization also offers the Certified Emergency Response Coordinator (CERC) certification for individuals who demonstrate competency in public health practice, emergency preparedness and response, infectious disease, epidemiology and environmental health.
FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS
|MPH@Simmons||MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.|
|MPH@GW||An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.|
|MHA@GW||Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.|