Online Instruction Benefits

In the interest of Public Health, these workshops will be offered through internet-based technology. You will collaborate and engage—in real time—with your instructor and classmates to learn, explore, and practice key Motivational Interviewing skills.

  • No travel or associated travel costs
  • Live/synchronous video instruction
  • Interactive exercises
  • Valid, diverse and meaningful resources
  • Virtually interact with a diverse participant group—potentially from around the nation
  • UW-La Crosse CEUs available
  • NBCC CE Hours option

Reaching Toward Proficiency

March 18–19, 2021 | Online Instruction

  • 1.2 CEUs or 
  • 12 Category 1 contact education hours for CHES/MCHES
  • 11 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CE hours

Beyond the Basics

April 22–23, 2021 | Online Instruction

  • 1.2 CEUs or 
  • 12 Category 1 contact education hours for CHES/MCHES
  • 11 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CE hours

Moving your Motivational Interviewing Practice Skills Toward Excellence

May 21, 2021 | Online Instruction

  • .6 CEUs or
  • 6 Category 1 contact education hours for CHES/MCHES
  • 5.5 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CE hours

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 UWL. In order to receive a certificate, participants need to sign up for CEUs at the time of registration.

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 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


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 30 total Category 1 contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 30.

UWL Extended Learning reports CHES/MCHES CECHs quarterly to NCHEC.

UWL Extended Learning maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

NBCCUniversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse Extended Learning has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6303.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Extended Learning is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Additional $15 fee for NBCC CE hours.

If a participant or potential participant would like to express a concern about their experience with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Extended Learning, they may call or email Tammy Netwal, Operations Manager at 608-785-6511 or Although we do not guarantee a particular outcome, the individual can expect us to consider the complaint, make any necessary decisions and respond within 30 days.

Successful Completion Requirements

To receive continuing education credit/contact hours, participants are required to:

  1. Sign into each session using BOTH your first and last name.
  2. Attend each session for which credit is required in its entirety.

Special notice for those recertifying as CHES or MCHES:

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 career.  Several of our programs will provide learning opportunities that can enable you to demonstrate up to 5 Continuing Competency CECHs as you prepare for recertification through a special  post-program assessment process.  To find out more about the assessment process which needs to be requested, please contact:

Gary D. Gilmore, M.P.H., Ph.D., MCHES, Professor and Director, Graduate Community Health/Public Health Programs 
Dr. Gilmore chaired the national research into the health education responsibilities and competencies called the National Competencies Update Project for eight years.