HEALTH EDUCATION: RESPONSIBILITIES, COMPETENCIES AND CERTIFICATION

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Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECHs) or University Credit options

CECHs & CEU option: $398

15 (Category 1) CECHs CHES or MCHES
CECHs option: $398
CEU option: $398

Two booklets must also be purchased from NCHEC (these books can be purchased together from NCHEC at a cost savings):

  1. A Competency-Based Framework for Health Education Specialists-2015
  2. The Health Education Specialist: A Companion Guide for Professional Excellence, 7th Edition    

CECHs for CHES/MCHES:

Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 15 total Category 1 contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 15.

UWL Continuing Education and Extension reports CHES/MCHES CECHs quarterly to NCHEC.

UWL Continuing Education and Extension maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

CEUs are a means of recognizing and recording satisfactory participation in non-degree programs. University of Wisconsin-Extension (UW-Ex) awards one CEU for each 10 contact hours in a continuing education experience. Actual contact hours are recorded. CEUs are offered at no additional charge, through the UW-Ex. In order to receive a certificate, participants need to sign up for CEUs at the time of registration. | 2 CEUs (20 contact hours)

UW-Ex CEUs fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals, agencies and organizations. Professional associations may have specific licensing requirements. Individuals should contact their licensing association before assuming UW-Ex CEUs will fulfill all requirements.

UW-La Crosse keeps records of individual CEUs for three years of programming. Certificates are emailed within two weeks of the conclusion of each program. Requests for duplicate CEU certificates are charged a $15 processing fee. Request form for duplicate CEU hours & certificates

Cancellation policy:

Substitutions welcome. Full refund less $50 processing fee two weeks prior to event, no refunds thereafter. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to: conted@uwlax.edu
  
Registration implies permission for photos, publicity and inclusion in a participant list, unless Continuing Education/Extension is notified in writing prior to the program:conted@uwlax.edu.

University credit course option:

HED 471/571, section 411

Tuition: 2 UG/GRAD credits*

Register through WINGS

Course schedule (7 page PDF) Minor revisions may occur as the course date approaches

UWL academic credit online application directions (3 page PDF)

* A $25 registration fee/semester and a $2/credit D2L (Desire2Learn) Fee is assessed to all undergraduate and graduate students each semester.

Last date to withdraw from this course is Thursday, September 27, 2018. Students who are enrolled in one course and decide to withdraw, must withdraw from the university. There is a $50 withdrawal fee that will be applied to the student’s account. If the withdrawal occurs within the timeframe allowable for a refund,  the $50 withdrawal fee will be deducted from the refund. You must contact Briana Meuer AND the instructor, Gary D. Gilmore, M.P.H., Ph.D., MCHES, to initiate the withdrawal. Failure to do so may result in the inability to withdraw, resulting in a ‘F’ grade. Last date to withdraw from this course and be eligible for a refund is September 27, 2018

Two booklets must also be purchased from NCHEC (these books can be purchased together from NCHEC at a cost savings):

  1. A Competency-Based Framework for Health Education Specialists-2015
  2. The Health Education Specialist: A Companion Guide for Professional Excellence, 7th Edition

For more information: Briana Meuer, 608.785.6513 or bmeuer@uwlax.edu