Most Classes are located at Continuing Education Plankinton Building (CEP)
161 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203
6th & 7th Floors
(414) 227-3123

The CEP houses Continuing Education Conference Rooms and Administrative Offices. It is located in downtown Milwaukee, 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. Same day 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 when registering. Most program fees include a continental breakfast and program materials. Three or more participants (from the same place of employment) are eligible to receive 20% off of the total transaction. Registration must be completed in one payment.


Assessment of learning outcomes will be made through a written quiz, question and answer session, or 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 (*except for WI Hand Experience). 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 (*except for WI Hand Experience).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Continuing Education Units are awarded to participants attending the entire offering and will be made available at the conclusion of the course.

CEUs are a means of recognizing and recording satisfactory participation in non-degree programs. All CEUs earned through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences noncredit programs become a part of your permanent record.

CEUs are based on participant’s actual class hours. Agenda is subject to change based on instructor preference and time available.

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. States that currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA: Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin (this applies to self-study courses only)

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 continuinged@asha.org 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 Physical Therapy Examining Board (PTEB) accepts University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences CEUs. Please see wpta.org and apta.org for more information on APTA Standards.

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences is approved as a Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. The license number for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences is #216000052.