“My name is LaTonya Bynum, MPH, CHES. I have over 20+ years of combined experience in Retail Sales, Public Health and Health Information Technology within both private sector and state government settings.

With 5 years of professional experience in teaching students, graduates and professionals, I am ready to assist you with passing the upcoming CHES Exam.”

It Is Time To Think Like A Health Educator:
Ready to Pass The CHES Exam?

All October 2019 Think Like A Health Educator program participants (n=5) who completed the e-course PASSED the CHES exam.

For a list of the Top 10 CHES Exam Study Tips, join the mailing list and / or email me at info@latonyabynum.com. Include “CHES Exam Study Tips” as the subject line. Contact LaTonya Bynum at 501.291.8775.

Our clients say

"I PASSED!! Thank you to Mrs. Bynum for the encouragement, support and giving the material life so I could think like a Health Educator."
shawnte simmons peterson, chesapeake, va
"A big shout out to Mrs. LaTonya Bynum for the CHES study session! She's so witty and lucid. Her teaching style is very flexible, catering to each student asking or answering a question. I'm not as uneasy anymore and she immediately sent the homework lol Thank you & you'll be seeing me in another session soon!!!"
Shakeira herring, jacksonville, fl
Mental Health Technician
"I PASSED!! Thank you so much LaTonya for all your help and guidance. If anyone's anxious (like I was) definitely breathe, and think like the health education specialists you'll be!! You've got it!!"
Certified Health Education Specialist
"I participated in LaTonya Bynum's one-hour study prep session for the CHES exam. After months of self-study, I had some questions that I wanted to review in more detail. I reached out to LaTonya on LInkedIn to ask some questions - and within an hour - she provided me with a comprehensive study checklist. Thereafter, I immediately signed up for her CHES prep. I learned to analyze the questions and answer them from a public health landscape and not solely from a nursing perspective. I recommend this valuable to anyone who wants to ensure passing results! Thank you, LaTonya!"
debbi mouradjian, los angeles, ca
Geriatric Wellness & Fitness Consultant
I just completed a CHES Study Session with LaTonya Steward-Bynum and I must say that I was not expecting to gain so much knowledge in just two hours! I am very grateful for LaTonya's wealth of knowledge and being very direct on the action steps to be taken in order to pass. She's the real MVP if I must say so myself. I would recommend her course to anyone looking to take the exam" #BlackGirlMagic
Presidential Management Fellow


Prepare for the upcoming April or October CHES Exam by connecting with a MPH-trained CHES Exam Mentor, LaTonya Bynum, MPH, CHES. With over 20+ years of retail sales, public health and health information technology experience to share.

saved time sifting through study materials

Students save time by working with a MPH-trained CHES mentor who has more than two years of experience in ensuring a passing score. Currently, 8 out of 10 students who register for the e-course pass the CHES exam. The Think Like a Health Educator program has a 83% pass rate vs. 68% national NCHEC pass rate. Students who do not pass report lack of relatable on the job health education experience, time management and text anxiety issues.


CHES Exam mentorship is provided for 15 weeks to ensure a passing score. Each week a homework assignment is sent to the student. Homework assignments are used to prepare student for understanding of terminology, application of health education concepts and accountability with study habit which leads to success on the exam and in the career.


Electronic payments for the 15-week e-course are accepted via CashApp, PayPal, VenMo, Zelle or via the LaTonyaBynum.com/shopping cart webpage. For additional information, email info at latonyabynum DOT com for payment plans, student scholarships and financial assistance options.

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Welcome to the CHES Exam Study Tips App and Think Like a Health Educator E-course







Frequently asked questions

A certified health education specialist also known as CHES teaches behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities.

Health education specialists offer knowledge, skills and training that complements the work of others — health care providers, policy makers, and human resource personnel. – source: SOPHE.org

The CHES Exam Study Tips Android and Apple apps are FREE to download. 

Yes, anyone with access to an Android or Apple phone can use the app.

The purpose of the CHES Exam Study Tips app is to equip aspiring Certified Health Education Specialists aka CHES with access to free to cost resources to prepare well for the exam.

I took the CHES exam in October of 2004 and failed the exam by three measly points. Seven years later, I decided to take the exam again and the second-time I passed it. The app and e-course is a result of me not wanting others to go through what I went through. The app provides an overview of key terms as well as practice exam questions. The e-course is a 15 week program providing accountability, guided mentorship by a CHES trained mentor and 15 homework assignments designed to build self confidence in the mastery of the 7 areas of responsibility.


– Download the CHES Exam Study Tips app by URA Resource Center for Android and Apple users.

– Email info@latonyabynum.com to request the CHES Exam Study Tips sheet and work towards defining the terminology then use it in a sentence aloud and on paper for best application and understanding.

– Find a CHES certified mentor to guide you with real-world examples to assist with putting the book smarts, theory and models to the test.

– Purchase the latest of the Competency Based Framework for Health Education Specialists from the NCHEC.org website and be sure to align your internship, job duties and service-learning opportunities with entry level competencies of the areas of responsibility for CHES. Utilize the practice test exam questions in the back of the companion guide to begin speed testing to ensure mastery of key terminology and reduced overthinking.

– Realize nearly 60% of the exam questions will assess the mastery of the first 3 areas of responsibility: Assess, Plan and Implement. 

– For at least 3 months, prioritize and schedule at least 15 to 30 minutes of daily time for review of companion guide, defining/sentencing key terminology and taking/scoring practice exam.

Currently, the national CHES exam pass rate is 68% and the 15-week e-course program pass rate is 83%. Participants who register for the e-course and do not pass the CHES exam report issues with test anxiety and time management. Recently, the October 2019 program participants who completed the Think Like A Health Educator e-course (n=5) all PASSED the CHES Exam.

I highly recommend the following resources:

– Review the latest and greatest Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis (HESPA) II Competencies and Sub-competencies for the 7/8 Areas of Responsibility

– Purchase the latest edition of the Competency Based Framework for Health Education Specialists from the NCHEC.org website in order to master the terminology as well as the latest practice exam questions.

Yes, most aspiring certified health education specialists get caught up on overthinking the question and response choices. There are always two out of the four response choices that look to be the best answer.

Speed testing builds confidence, reduces test anxiety associated with selecting best answer choices right away and also ensures you understand the key terminology based on the question itself and response choices while showing mastery in easily recalling the most appropriate area of responsibility and job setting for application purposes.

I highly encourage students, recent graduates and professionals to spend at least 3 months preparing for the exam by studying at least 15 minutes per day weekly.

Time should be focused on reviewing the key terminology, defining the term and using it in a sentence to demonstrate mastery.

Yes, the CHES Exam content will be focused on 8 Areas of Responsibility. 

The Eight Areas of Responsibility contain a comprehensive set of Competencies and Sub-competencies defining the role of the health education specialist. These Responsibilities were verified by the 2020 Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis II (HESPA II 2020) project and serve as the basis of the CHES® and MCHES® exam beginning 2022.

Area I: Assessment of Needs and Capacity
Area II: Planning
Area III: Implementation
Area IV: Evaluation and Research
Area V: Advocacy
Area VI: Communication
Area VII: Leadership and Management
Area VIII: Ethics and Professionalism

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U.R.A. Resource Center, LLC, a public health consulting firm headquartered in Conway, Arkansas – established in January of 2017. The firm specializes in creative/technical writing, public speaking, and research/data analysis product and service offerings. 

The mission of the practice is to Utilize Research for Access in improving the health status and quality of life of all mankind. There are nine core programs provided by the URA Resource Center, LLC founder, interns, mentees and team.