Continuing Education

General Information

Continuing Education Plankinton Building (CEP)

161 West Wisconsin Avenue Plankinton Building
6th & 7th Floors

The CEP houses Continuing Education Conference Rooms and Administrative Offices. It is located downtown, in walking distance of a myriad of restaurants, lodgings and shops.

Non-Credit Continuing Education Courses

Professional growth and lifelong learning are evolutionary. The CHS Outreach Office's role is to respond to the needs of the community. We welcome input from individuals and healthcare organizations.

Classes are held on the UWM campus, off-campus at the Continuing Education Plankinton Building (CEP) located Downtown, as well as at a number of other off-campus sites. See Schedule of Courses for locations.

General Information

Early registration is encouraged to guarantee space and prevent cancellation. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations should be received no less than 5 days prior to the scheduled offering. Late pre-registration will be accepted contingent on space availability. Enrollment is confirmed on receipt of registration and payment or agency guarantee of payment. Plan to arrive one-half hour before the program begins to check in.

Fees and Discounts

The fee for each offering is listed with the program description. Be sure to indicate the program number on the registration form. Most program fees include coffee and program materials. Group rates for five or more participants from the same facility are available.


Assessment of learning outcomes will be made on the evaluation form. In addition, for all lab classes, assessment will be made by the instructor and/or teaching assistants through observation of participants performing the demonstrated activity correctly.

Cancellations and Refunds

The College of Health Sciences Outreach Office reserves the right to cancel any Continuing Education offering for which registrations are not sufficient to support budgeted expenses. Programs are subject to change. A full refund is issued to program participants if the program is canceled by the College of Health Sciences Outreach Office for any reason. For cancellations made by a participant at least 14 days (10 business days) before the start of the program, a refund will be issued minus a $25.00 processing fee. For cancellations made within 14 days of the program, a certificate worth the value of the program (minus a $25.00 processing fee) will be issued and is valued for one year from the date of the original course.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Continuing Education Units are awarded to participants attending the entire offering and will be mailed 4 to 6 weeks after the program.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will accept continuing education units (CEUs) from an accredited college or university for license renewal. 30 hours of continuing education equals 1 credit. Therefore, 30 hours = 3.0 CEUs (1 credit); 20 hours = 2.0 CEUs; 10 hours = 1.0 CEUs; 5 hours = 0.5 CEUs.

American Occupational Therapy Association

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

National Athletic Trainers Association

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for certified athletic trainers. The Sponsor Code is P452.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The CHS Communication Sciences and Disorders Department is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) to sponsor continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. ASHA approval of continuing education sponsorship does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. Forms will be available at all ASHA approved programs for the CE Registry. Our Provider Code is AAND.

Effective Juy 1, 2011, individuals must meet at least one of the following conditions to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs.

  • ASHA Member (includes Life member and International affiliates
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state of provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • A Clinical Fellow supervised by someone who holds the ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

*Please Note: If you are an ASHA member you will need to bring your ASHA Account Number with you to the course in order to fill out the ASHA CEU participant form.

Contact the ASHA CE Registry at 800-498-2071, ext 8591 or at if you have questions.

If you are not an ASHA member or CCC holder, you must be licensed or credentialed to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology or preparing to practice to earn ASHA CEUs. You will need the following information for the CEU form:

Licensed (State and License #) or Certified (State/Organization and #) or if you are a Clinical Fellow (Supervisor name and his/her ASHA Account Number) or if you are enrolled in a graduate program in SLP or audiology (University name and expected graduation date).

Physical Therapist

The American Physical Therapy Association and many states do not have a formal program for continuing education providers. Most provide criteria for the therapist to determine the quality of a continuing education program. We believe our courses meet or exceed the criteria. You can review APTA guidelines on the web at

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation

The UWM College of Health Sciences is approved as a Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Our Illinois License number is 216000052.