Earn CECHs at The W

Continuing Education for Certified Health Education Specialists

Mississippi University for Women has been granted approval as a multiple event provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) for Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)/Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. 

Each six-week course earns 20 CECHS with some courses earning advanced level (see below). Registration per course is $65.00 and is non-refundable.  The registration fee includes your CECH certificate. 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 your certification below to get started. Once on the website, click "How to get started" for a step-by-step guide to the new program.

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