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CORE: Center for Online Resources & Education

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All users need a CORE profile. Create your profile to start earning valuable continuing education credits today! Based on your membership, CORE purchase fees will be applied.

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The Center for Online Resources & Education (CORE) is a dedicated source for continuing education and skills in demand by today’s employers in public health education and promotion. The CORE provides CHES/MCHES credits to those who are members and non-members of SOPHE.

This integrated learning management system provides access to the latest content to help advance your professional development and career.

The CORE is the source for education on relevant topics

  • Alcohol & drug use
  • Behavior change theory & practice
  • Child Adolescent and school health
  • Chronic disease
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Global health
  • Health equity/disparities
  • Health literacy
  • Leadership & career development
  • Minority health
  • Nutrition/ Obesity
  • Policy, systems & environmental change
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Tobacco/Opioid epidemic
  • Worksite wellness

Resources on the CORE:

  • Webinars
  • Annual conference recordings
  • Journal self-studies
  • and more!

Continuing Education Contact Hours

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc (NCHEC) designates SOPHE as a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH). As such, SOPHE is subject to the application and adherence to policies regarding CECH.

Individuals can earn continuing education contact hours (CECH) by participating in experiences that aid in the development or enhancement of the knowledge and skills directly related to the Areas of Responsibility and their professional occupation.

SOPHE reports CEU on a quarterly basis: January, April, July, and October? Questions, email

Credits offered from the purchase of Webinars and Journal Self-Studies through CORE:

Webinars: 1.0 Entry- /Advanced-Level

Journal Self-Studies: 2.0 Entry- /Advanced-Level

I have enjoyed using the CORE as my primary source for CEUs for my CHES certification. It is convenient, quick in getting your results back, and I have never had a problem with my CEUs not being reported to NCHEC. It also comparably cost-effective when compared to other CHES/MCHES providers. I highly recommend the CORE for my fellow CHES/MCHES health educators.

Michael Wiblishauser, PhD, CHES

For more information on the types of CECH offered through SOPHE as a designated provider, please visit:

To view the Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis (HESPA) 2015 Competencies and Sub-competencies, please see:

SOPHE is also an approved provider of the Certificate in Public Health Renewal Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.


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