CEU, PDH, LU, LU/HSW, and more
Whether you’re fulfilling licensing requirements or taking a course for professional development, you will earn credit hours for your time. Earn Professional Development Hours (PDH) or CEUs upon completing courses from UW-Madison. Some courses are approved for American Institute of Architects (AIA) Learning Units (LU) or AIA Learning Units/Health, Safety, and Welfare (LU/HSW). Credit hours are listed at the individual course level.
UW’s use of the CEU follows internationally accepted guidelines:
|Credit type||Credit Name||Hours of Instruction|
|1 CEU||Continuing Education Unit||10 contact hours|
|1 PDH||Professional Development Hours||1 contact hour|
|1 LU||AIA Learning Unit||1 contact hour|
|1 LU/HSW||AIA Learning Unit/Health, Safety, and Welfare||1 contact hour|
|1 CEU = 10 PDH = 10 LU = 10 LU/HSW|
NOTE: Course content must be related to your professional practice to qualify for credit in most states. Please contact your state licensing board or professional association to review your specific requirements.
A transcript of CEUs earned at UW-Madison is recorded and available for a fee.
Tax Information for Continuing Education
Please see our non-credit tax information page for tax information for our continuing studies, professional development, and bootcamp courses.