SOPHE’s 21st Annual Advocacy Summit offers continuing education opportunities for attendees

SOPHE has been approved to offer:

  • Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) to be applied for Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) certification on behalf of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).
  • Renewal credits for Certificate in Public Health (CPH) on behalf of the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE)
  • General continuing education hours, unassociated with NCHEC and NBPHE

Maximum number of Category I CECH that can be earned per person: 11.0
Maximum number of Advanced Level CECH that can be earned per person: 7.0
Total Number of CECH Offered: 17.00

Redeem CE Credits

Instructions to redeem CE credits from the Advocacy Summit 2019

To redeem your CE credits from the Advocacy Summit, complete a Summit review survey for each session attended to receive CE credit.

Step-by-step instructions to electronically complete the CE forms to credit.

  1. Sign in to your account. This was the same way you registered for the Advocacy Summit.
    If you have trouble accessing your account, contact the National SOPHE office at 202.408.9804 or
    Please note that if you would like to receive CHES, MCHES, or CPH credit, you need to know your CHES, MCHES, or CPH number.
  2. After logging in, navigate your mouse to the Events & CE tab, hover over the 2019 Advocacy Summit and select 2019 Advocacy Summit CE Evaluation.
  3. Once you have accessed the evaluation survey, the first set of questions are about the overall Summit. Complete the survey as this will assist in future Summit planning.
  4. After completing the Summit questions, proceed by clicking Next. This enables you to add each Advocacy Summit session you attended for which you would like to receive credit.
    After selecting a session, you are prompted to answer a set of questions specific to that session. *To obtain credit for the session, you will need to answer all prompted questions.
  5. Repeat step 4 and 4a for all sessions attended for which you would like to receive credit.
  6. You can save your progress and return to continue later as but be sure to complete your evaluation by close of business on Friday, November 1. After this date, the survey will be taken offline.
  7. You are finished when you have added all sessions you attended and for which you would like to receive credit. The survey saves automatically so you may close the page upon completing your responses.

Example of CE credits claimed and saved:

The Advocacy Summit Evaluation Survey is open until Friday, November 1. After this date, the National SOPHE office will review and verify your credits.

CE Certificates are issued around January 15, 2020. National SOPHE reports credits on a quarterly basis.

If you have any questions, email

SOPHE educational sessions are approved for continuing education credits (CHES/MCHES/CPH/General)

The following sessions have been approved for the corresponding number of CECH and level:

Maximum CECH 11  per person; 7 Advanced credits offered

Advanced 1.0 CECH

  • Creating a Course Devoted to Advocacy: What Student’s Need, What Faculty Need
  • Educating the Next Generation of Health Care Leaders and Providers: Utilization of Lessons Learned and Prevention Strategies in the Opioid
  • Using Local and National Data to Effectively Advocate for Opioid Prevention and Treatment
  • Applying Health Education Specialists Competencies to Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: Why Certification Matters on the Ground
  • Effective Hill Visits

Advanced 2.0 CECH

  • Hill Visit Planning

Entry 1.0 CECH

  • Exploring the Structure and Systems of Public Health Law
  • Concurrent Panel Presentation: Online Learning Communities: A Model for Engaging Syringe Service Program Stakeholders, Linkage to Care for Hepatitis C in Persons Who Inject Drugs, Words (and Actions) Matter: Improving Public Health Educator Language and Advocacy Efforts for People Who Use Drugs
  • Building Coalition Capacity for an Advocacy Initiative
  • Educating the Public Health Workforce: Building Capacity in Public Health Law and Policy
  • Collaborate Smarter not Harder: Understanding the Political Landscape to Further Your Advocacy Efforts
  • Using Media and Mental Health Education to Combat Our Addiction Crisis
  • The Domino Effect in Advocating for Health
  • Building Advocacy Champions in the Certified Recovery Peer Advocate Training Program
  • Photovoice: How an Arts-Based Public Health Approach Fosters Advocacy, Empowerment, and Policy Change
  • Keynote

Redeem CE Credits