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)
Fri, Feb 9, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Fri, Mar 9, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Thu-Sun & Sat, Mar 15-18 & Apr 14  •  Early Bird $1,500 through Feb 15; $1,800 after Feb 15 | 35 hours (3.5 CEUs), 26 CECH (CHES) contact hours
Fri, Apr 6, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Fri, Apr 13, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Mon-Tue & Fri, Apr 16-17 & Jun 1, 9am-4pm  •  $490 includes Motivational Interviewing Text
Thu-Fri, May 3-4, 9am-4pm  •  $300
Wed, May 9, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Online classes
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $225
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $95
Jun 15-Aug 13, 2018  •  $1,295 on or before May 15; $1,495 after May 15 | 3.5 CEUs, 26 CECH
Certificate and specialty training programs
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.


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