Maintaining PH Certification

Now that you’re certified, how do you stay certified?

Local Opportunities

Throughout the year, many public health associations offer conferences for professionals and students. These conferences may be held in-person, or they may also be in a virtual or hybrid format. Conferences offer sessions on different topics relevant to public health and give attendees the opportunity to earn continuing education (CE) and/or CHES credits as well as network with other public health professionals. Here are links to a few different Utah public health associations as well as national resources:

Utah Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education

Utah Public Health Association

Utah Worksite Wellness Council

Utah Health Policy Project

Utah Public Health Laboratory

Utah Health and Human Rights

Association for Utah Community Health

State Network-Robert Wood Johnson Utah Health Policy

Region 8 Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (free for Utahns)

National Opportunities

Regional Public Health Training Centers provide specialized training via CEUs for both public health students and professionals. These centers are located at top universities throughout the United States and are divided based on ten geographical regions. Their focus is on expanding managerial, scientific, and technical competencies of public health professionals by making trainings relevant and accessible. These trainings are low-cost and can be used to obtain continuing education credits no matter where you live.

Region 1 New England Public Health Training Center

Region 2 Public Health Training Center

Region 3 Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

Region 4 Public Health Training Center

Region 5 Greater Lakes Public Health Training Center

Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center

Region 7 Midwestern Public Health Training Center

Region 9 Western Region Public Health Training Center

Region 10 Northwest Public Health Training Center

Other National Opportunities:

Society for Public Health Education

National Institute of Public Health Networks

Health Resources & Services Administration

CDC Public Health Training

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network 

Public Health Law Academy

Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network

References

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021, December 14). Public health training. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved July 9, 2022, from https://www.cdc.gov/training/index.html 

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (n.d.). Ches® Continuing Education courses. NCHEC. Retrieved July 9, 2022, from https://www.nchec.org/find-ches-continuing-education-courses 

You’re committed to fostering healthy communities. we’re committed to supporting you. Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center. (n.d.). Retrieved July 9, 2022, from https://www.rmphtc.org/ 

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