Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECHs) or University Credit options

Fall: September 24–October 14, 2021

CECHs & CEU option: $395

15 (Category 1) CECHs CHES or 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 HES-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 Graduate & Extended Learning reports CHES/MCHES CECHs quarterly to NCHEC.

UWL Graduate & Extended Learning 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-La Crosse (UWL) 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 UWL. In order to receive a certificate, participants need to sign up for CEUs at the time of registration. | 2 CEUs (20 contact hours)

UWL 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 UWL CEUs will fulfill all requirements.

UWL 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: ex@uwlax.edu
  
Registration implies permission for photos, publicity and inclusion in a participant list, unless Graduate & Extended Learning is notified in writing prior to the program: ex@uwlax.edu.

Fall: September 24–October 14, 2021

University credit course option: HED 471/571, section 700

Tuition: 2 UG/GRAD credits*

Course syllabus

Register through WINGS

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

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

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 credit access by non-traditional participants contact:
Briana Meuer at bmeuer@uwlax.edu

 

Special notice for those recertifying as CHES or MCHES and demonstrating Continuing Competency:

For those who are CHES or MCHES certified, there is an important recently-initiated recertification requirement by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) termed Continuing Competency which is to be assessed by Multiple Event Providers (MEPs) like Extended Learning, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  We fully support this requirement for those who are certified through NCHEC to demonstrate specified levels of knowledge, skills, and/or ability throughout one's professional careerAs a first step, you can go to: https://www.nchec.org/news/posts/continuing-competency-requirements-for-re-certification for additional information and the assessment form.  Thereafter, you can communicate with Dr. Gilmore to discuss Continuing Competency performance options.