Healthy Communities

Arkansas Board of Health Education

Board Chairman

Dechantria D. Wallace, MS, CHES, CPC
501-551-0099
dechantria@gmail.com

Board Members

Quinyatta Mumford, MPH, CHES
Treasurer
501-661-2794
quinyatta.mumford@arkansas.gov

Angela Turner, BS, CHES, LPN
Secretary
870-267-3666
turnerangelal@uams.edu

Becky Hall, EdD
Hearing Officer
870-572-2727
hallbeckyg@uams.edu

Brad Erney, DMD
870-530-7114
brad.erney@gmail.com

Our Mission:

The mission of the Arkansas Board of Health Education is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public by providing for the certification and regulation of persons engaged in the practice of health education in the state of Arkansas.

All documents are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

Contact the Board:

arhealthedu@gmail.com
Arkansas Board of Health Education
Attn: Quinyatta Mumford
4815 West Markham Street #32
Little Rock, AR 72205

Note: To update your contact information click here.

Downloads:

Health Educator Practice Act (Act 1237 of 1997)
Code of Ethics for Arkansas Certified Health Education Specialists
Arkansas Board of Health Education Pamphlet

 

Meeting Information:

If you are interested in being on the agenda at the next board meeting, please contact the board at arhealthedu@gmail.com.

Date

Time

Location

05.12.2017

 12:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel
201 S. Shackleford Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72211

 07.27.2017

 12:00 PM

AR Department of Health
4815 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR, 72205

 10.26.2017

 12:00 PM

AR Department of Health
4815 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR, 72205

Download meeting minutes below:

Meeting Date Download
01.26.17 Minutes
10.27.16 Minutes
07.28.16 Minutes
04.19.16 Minutes

Register with the Board: 

Certification: Provisional | Professional

Provisional Certification

Provisional Certification is provided for individuals who are currently employed as a health educator but are not certified with the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). The Arkansas Board of Health Education Provisional Certification provides a practicing health educator 18 months from date of certification to obtain national credentialing in the form of the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam and credentials. Provisional Certification is granted at the Arkansas Board of Health Education's discretion. 

Applying for Provisional Certification - To apply for Provisional Certification, complete the form below and return with a payment of 25.00 made out to the Arkansas Board of Health Education. 

For more information regarding obtaining your CHES click on the following link: www.nchec.org.

Download
Provisional Registration Application

Professional Certification (Certify with the Board)

 

Mission Statement - The mission of the Arkansas Board of Health Education is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public by providing for the certification and regulation of persons engaged in the practice of health education in the State of Arkansas.
 
The Health Educator Practice Act -  
Act 1237 of 1997, the Health Educator Practice Act, established the board to provide for the certification and regulation of persons who hold themselves under the title of certified health education specialist (CHES) or certified public health educator (CPHE). The Board consists of 7 persons, all of whom are Arkansas residents. Five members who are certified health education specialists or certified public health educators, two members who are representatives of the public at large, are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. 

Why State Certification?

The Health Educator Practice Act (Act 1237 of 1997) requires all individuals in the state of Arkansas that are working under a CHES credential to register with the Arkansas Board of Health Education. State certification ensures that high quality health education services are offered to Arkansas citizens by qualified health educators. State certification:

  1. Attests to the professional health educator's knowledge and skills essential to the practice of health education.
  2. Assists employers in identifying qualified practitioners
  3. Assures consumers of the validity of services offered.

How do I become State Certified?

To become State Certified, you must:

  1. Complete an application to the Arkansas Board of Health Education
  2. Provide evidence of certification as a CHES by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
  3. Pay a one-time fee of $25.00
Download
Registration Form

 

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