Behavioral Health

Maintain licensure or certification requirements through professional development courses for psychologists, social workers, therapists, counselors, case workers, substance abuse professionals, health educators, and others. Choose from a variety of online formats to fit into your busy schedule.

At a Glance

What: A variety of online classes. Choose from anytime online, short live online, or full- to multi-day trainings and certificates

Who: Presented by UW-Madison faculty and staff, regional and national content experts, and experienced practitioners

Questions? Contact Ashley Kuehl at or 608-265-4267

Certification: We are an approved continuing education provider through the most respected professional organizations.

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UW-Madison Continuing Studies is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Studies maintains responsibility for the programs and their content.

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NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider #5990.

N.C.H.E.C. Designated Provider

NCHEC designated continuing education provider.

For complete approved provider information view CEU and approved hours information.

View and download our winter/spring 2021 course brochure here

Earn your continuing education hours online

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are transforming our traditional in-person classes and certificates to live online classes beginning this fall.

In some cases, these interactive online programs will be offered at the same time as the previously scheduled in-person class. Other online classes have been shortened or scheduled over multiple days to enhance your online learning experience.

Attend any class — from our two-hour programs on ethics and boundaries to our multi-day certificates and training programs — from the convenience, comfort and safety of your home or office.

We regret to inform our valued learners that due to pandemic-related budget impacts, some UW–Madison Division of Continuing Studies behavioral health classes and certificates will no longer be offered. We will still offer options in each behavioral health subject area, but we will offer fewer classes overall. Check out our webpages or download our calendar of the online classes we are offering. We look forward to seeing you online!

Substance Use Disorders Counselor Certificate Program

If you’re interested in taking your career to the next level while providing invaluable assistance to those struggling from addiction, consider the UW Flexible Option Substance Use Disorders Counselor certificate program. This program offers a more flexible alternative for fulfilling the specialized educational hours required for Wisconsin state substance abuse counselor certification through the Department of Safety and Professional Services. In fact, it was the first ever WI state-approved 100% online program, and is the only self-paced, competency-based program that fulfills Wisconsin state specialized educational requirements for becoming certified.

Certificate and Specialty Training Programs

Our Team

Ashley Kuehl

Program Coordinator

Barbara Nehls-Lowe

Outreach Specialist

Chariti Gent

Program Director, UW Certified Professional Coach Certificate Program

Jenee Jerome

Program Coordinator

Kristi Obmascher

Behavioral Health Area Manager

Kristin DePrey

Flex Program Administrator

Megan Reading

Senior Outreach Specialist

Michelle Galarowicz

Program Coordinator