FAMU Students Secure 100 Percent Pass Rate on National CHES Exam

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March 26, 2014

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FAMU Institute of Public Health Students Secure 100 Percent Pass Rate on National CHES Exam

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  – Since 2009, 19 students have become eligible to take the Certified Education Health Specialist (CHES) credentialing exam at the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Institute of Public Health. Each of those students successfully passed the exam, allowing FAMU to hold the distinction of having a 100 percent pass rate on one of the nation’s most respected health education competency exams.

The Institute of Public Health recently learned that it once again achieved this feat, securing a 100 percent pass rate on the 2013 exam and surpassing the national average score of 71.56 percent.

Dr. Cynthia M. Harris, Director and Professor of the Institute of Public Health. FAMU.EDU

Dr. Cynthia M. Harris, Director and Professor of the Institute of Public Health. FAMU.EDU

To succeed in passing the CHES exam, students must display extensive knowledge in the seven areas of responsibility expected of health education specialists: assessment needs, planning of programs, program implementation, evaluation of programs, program administration, acting as a resource and communications and advocacy.nd surpassing the national average score of 71.56 percent.

Though the exam is not required for public health professionals, the Institute encourages FAMU students and graduates to take the exam to gain advantages in the competitive job market.

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Contact:

Kanya Stewart

(850) 412-5211

kanya.stewart@famu.edu

Angelica Washington

(850) 561-2499

angelica1.washington@famu.edu