Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES/MCHES)

UW-Madison Continuing Studies now provides continuing education opportunities for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES). This high quality programming fulfills credentialing requirements for the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc (NCHEC) and provides health educators with the skills necessary to be leaders in the field of health education. As a 'designated provider' through NCHEC, Continuing Studies is committed to providing innovative programming to assist CHES / MCHES in attaining their continuing education contact hours (CECH).

At a glance

What: High quality workshops, classes, and certificates focused on providing CHES / MCHES with a range of programming to maintain certification

Who: Taught by leading researchers, UW-Madison faculty, and community-based experts specializing in behavioral health

Certification: Programs satisfy multiple professional licensure requirements for CHES / MCHES psychologists, therapists, counselors, and social workers

Questions? Contact Kristi Obmascher at kristi.obmascher@wisc.edu or call 608-262-8971

Winter/Spring 2017 CHES Brochure»


Upcoming CHES programs
(Click class title for details and to register)
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $95
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $95
Start anytime, complete within 1 year.  •  $225
Mar 17-May 15  •  $1,295 before Mar 3; $1,495 after Mar 3
Wed, Mar 22, 9am-3pm  •  $145
Tue, Apr 18, 9am-4pm  •  $175
Mon-Tues & Thu, Apr 24-25 & May 25, 9am-4pm  •  $450
W, May 3, 9am-3pm  •  $145
Wed-Thu, May 24-25, 9am-4pm  •  $300
July 18-Sept 12, 2017  •  $1,295 before Jun 20; $1,495 after Jun 20 | 3.5 CEUs, 26 CECH
Online classes
Start anytime, complete within 1 year.  •  $225
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $95
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $95
Mar 17-May 15  •  $1,295 before Mar 3; $1,495 after Mar 3
July 18-Sept 12, 2017  •  $1,295 before Jun 20; $1,495 after Jun 20 | 3.5 CEUs, 26 CECH
Certificate and specialty training programs
This 1-of-a-kind in the nation professional development certificate series focuses on developing knowledge and skills of community-based care managers to improve mental health care for older adults.
Designed to equip counselors, educators, and other healthcare personnel with the tools to assist people in finding healing in the midst of loss, whether that loss be a death, a divorce, or any other traumatic personal devastation.
This advanced program is ideal for licensed practitioners and allied health professionals. Learn from leading experts about current research in cognitive decline. Gain practice-relevant skills to better treat late-life mental disorders.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based approach to promoting positive behavior change. Years of research has shown it to be a well-established approach across a wide range of settings, problems, and populations.
This program supplements your professional clinical training by providing pertinent information to help you respond more effectively to people with alcohol and other drug problems.


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