Continuing Education for Health Care Professionals

Upstate AHEC provides continuing education programs for healthcare professionals who seek licensure and certification credits. Participants throughout the State of South Carolina are eligible to participate in Upstate AHEC trainings.

A wide range of CE courses are available for various healthcare professionals, including Nurses, Physicians, Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and others. For convenience, Upstate’s continuing education programs are offered through three learning methods, live, on-line and video conferencing, and range from 30-minutes to multi-day, depending on the course.

Course options include:


Continuing education programs offered in a traditional classroom setting featuring on-site presenters.


Upstate AHEC is a part of the statewide SCHOOLS Network that provides continuing education via videoconferencing.


Learn at home on your own time through AHEC U’s enduring educational materials available online.

Continuing Education Courses Offered

We provide a variety of accessible, high-quality, evidence-based continuing education courses for the following healthcare professionals:

  • Nursing
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Dietitians
  • Radiology Technicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Caregiver
  • And other Multidisciplinary Courses

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The course you need might already be paid for.

More than 30 healthcare institutions and organizations in eleven counties of the Upstate are members of the Upstate AHEC consortium, which entitles their employees to free or discounted courses. Click here to see if your healthcare facility is a member.

Membership is available not only for institutions and organizations, but for individuals, as well. An individual twelve-month membership provides affordable on-going or multiple courses and certifications for professionals who are not employed by an Upstate consortium member organization.

Anyone healthcare professional may take a course for payment without being an individual member or s a consortium member.

Click to read more information about group consortium membershipsindividual consortium memberships and AHEC U only memberships. You may also call Upstate AHEC at 864-349-1160 to learn more.

Continuing Education with Upstate AHEC

Upstate AHEC has established a reputation for more than 40 years as a recruiter of the highest quality, most experienced, credentialed instructors.   With our extensive and flexible course options, it is easier than ever to obtain or maintain licensure and certification and to increase professional knowledge. You will receive efficient, helpful customer service in order to stay up-to-date in your professional requirements, accreditations and knowledge.  It is important that your credit toward certification and/or licensure comes from the appropriate boards approved by the State of South Carolina.  Upstate AHEC holds these South Carolina specific accreditations.

For more information, please browse our website or contact us for further inquiries.