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CORE: Center for Online Resources & Education

The platform that SOPHE has been using for the last five years will be expiring at the end of the month (July 30, 2018) and no longer available.   CORE will transition to a new and improved online platform, BeaconLive, next week, Thursday, July 26th.

You have until July 30th to retrieve your CE certificates from our old system, BizVision. If you need assistance in accessing your CE certificates, email


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!

Gain your professional edge at the CORE*

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.

Questions? Please contact

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.

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

Webinars: 1.0 (Entry-Level) or 1.5 (Advanced-Level)

Journal Self-Studies: 2.0 Entry /Advanced 

I find it vital to my success (and happiness) to pursue a career that challenges me to ask questions and seek answers, which I find through professional development and CECH opportunities.

Jordan Buckley, MPH, 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:


*User Guidelines and Instructions to our CORE platform