Learn About Credit Hours

Earn Credit Hours


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). See more about GBCI CE hours below. Credit hours are listed at the individual course level.

UW’s use of the CEU follows internationally accepted guidelines:

Credit TypeCredit NameHours of Instruction
1 CEUContinuing Education Unit10 contact hours
1 PDHProfessional Development Hours1 contact hour
1 LUAIA Learning Unit1 contact hour
1 LU/HSWAIA Learning Unit/Health, Safety, and Welfare1 contact hour
1 GBCI CEGreen Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)1 contact hour

1 CEU = 10 PDH = 10 LU = 10 LU/HSW = 10 GBCI CE

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.

Earn GBCI Hours for LEED Credential Maintenance

A number of UW-Madison short courses have been approved by GBCI (Green Business Certification Inc.) continuing education credential maintenance hours.

Many of our EPD courses are in-depth, multi-day training events. For more information, visit GBCI Approved Courses.

Transcript Requests

A transcript of CEUs earned at UW-Madison is recorded and available for a fee.

For more information about credits, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.