HEALTH EDUCATION: RESPONSIBILITIES, COMPETENCIES AND CERTIFICATION

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Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECHs) or University Credit options

CECHs & CEU option: $395

15 (Category 1) CECHs CHES/MCHES
CECHs option: $395
CEU option: $395

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    

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

For more information: Continuing Education, 608.785.6500 or conted@uwlax.edu

CECHs for CHES/MCHES:

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) is approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) to offer CECHs for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES). UWL Continuing Education and Extension maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

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

Continuing Education Units (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, April 12, 2018. 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. Only withdrawals initiated before the deadline date of April 12th will be eligible for a 100% refund.

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