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Professional Learning Academy

The Professional Learning Academy combines incredible learning opportunities with affordability and convenience. Each six-week course is completely online and self-progressing (you can complete all assignments at any point within the six weeks).

Each PLA course earns 2 CEUs, 1 OSL module, or 15 SEMIs.

Registration per course is $65.00. The course fee includes the CEU, OSL or SEMI certificate and is non-refundable. Basic Computer skills and high speed internet are required.

PLA System Upgrade

The Professional Learning Academy has gotten an upgrade! You'll now see the following features:

  1. A brand new registration website. Participants can create their own login and register/pay for courses within the new website.
  2. After registering and paying for a course, participants will immediately have access to the course.
  3. Participants will still have six weeks to complete each course, but they have the option to complete the course sooner. As soon as all assignments are submitted and graded, participants will receive their certificate.
  4. All certificates will now be digital! After completing a course, participants will be able to download a PDF version of their certificate.

These are some big changes, but have no fear - we will be here to answer any questions! Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 662-241-6101 with any questions about the new system.

*Please note: courses that begin before July 1, 2021 will continue as usual in Canvas. Only those courses from July 1 and on will be in the new system.

Select the type of credit you need below to get started. Once on the website, click "How to get started" for a step-by-step guide to the new program.


Keep Your CHES Up-to-Date

Earn CECHs at The W

Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECHs) will help you stay up-to-date on the latest in health education and allow you to maintain your Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) status. Each course we offer earns 20 CECHs, and The W has been granted approval as a multiple event provider of continuing education contact hours.