Continuing Education


The University of Western States mission for continuing education is to provide high-quality postgraduate and/or related professional education to health care providers and paraprofessionals. Chiropractic continuing education classes, as well as massage therapy continuing education classes, are offered in person and online.

Signature CE Events

nw symposiumsummer in decemberSOT Cranial Certification Seriescertified chiropractic sports physicianmckenzie method of mechancial diagnosis and therapy

Massage Therapy Continuing Education

University of Western States recognizes the need for continuing education in the field of massage. Our postgraduate and continuing education department offers a variety of interesting courses from lectures, hands-on workshops, anatomy and self-care. We offer an annual signature massage therapy continuing education self-care program at Bonneville Hot Springs in the Columbia Gorge. For additional information please contact the continuing education office at 800-215-3716.

massage therapy CETestimonials for CE massage programs:

“It made me excited about my profession again.”

“Rayna was clear, concise and very practical. It was so helpful to have advice and expertise from someone with her level of experience.”

“It was great to be able to sit down with peers and discover these current issues going on in the field.”

“Being out of school for almost two years, this class was much needed and much appreciated. I feel re-energized and excited to start work on Monday!”

“Appreciated the thoroughness and ability to explain to all levels of knowledge.”

“Excellent course, very informative and well taught.”

“Great real life examples.”

State Licensing Boards

UWS encourages practitioners to be aware of their state rules and regulations regarding continuing education. Any specific questions should be addressed to your state board. Understand your renewal requirements.

Continuing Education Disclaimers


University of Western States is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. States approved by PACE: AK, ID, IN, IA, KS, MD, ME, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WY, Puerto Rico and Nova Scotia.

CCE college sponsored programs are accepted for continuing education in CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, MI, MS, MT, ND, NE, NM,OR, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY and BC.

Continuing education credit (CE) is provided by University of Western States (UWS) License Renewal: While applications relating to credit hours for license renewal in selected states have been executed for these programs, it remains attendees’ responsibility to contact the state board(s) from whom they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approve both venue and content as they relate to any seminar/course/lecture/webinar/online presentation (event). Neither a speaker’s or exhibitor’s presence at said event, nor product mention or display, shall in any way constitute UWS endorsement. UWS’s role is strictly limited to processing, submitting, and archiving program documents on behalf of course sponsors. All board information can be found at this link:



UWS is an approved provider NCBTMB #451195-09.


Attendees are personally responsible for meeting their financial obligations to the university.  Payment of tuition and fees is due on or before the day of the educational session. A full month’s interest at 18% per annum will be assessed on the last business day of the month if payment is delayed for any reason.  After three months of non-payment, any account will be forwarded to the collection agency.  Any past due debt to the university or any of its departments or auxiliary services is grounds for immediate termination of campus privileges.

A $35 non-refundable fee is included in the registration cost. Failure to cancel 72 hours prior to the seminar is non-refundable. Non-refundable does not mean you are not offered a credit towards another UWS continuing education course. Credit will be held up to one year of date of subject course. Every attempt is made to offer programs as announced. UWS reserves the right to adjust program faculty, location, dates, times, and/or tuition to accommodate unanticipated occurrences, to limit seating, or to cancel due to insufficient enrollment.  UWS is not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants due to program adjustments or cancellation. Only those who are pre-registered can be notified in the event of changes/cancellation.

While University of Western States will transcript the continuing education credits for attendees, the material being presented solely reflects the views of the presenter and is not endorsed by University of Western States. Seminars are provided for educational purposes only. No treatment will be rendered by the presenter or attendees, even though instruction and demonstrations of various examination methods and therapeutic techniques may take place. Any advice or diagnostic/therapeutic procedures that are demonstrated or performed in the lecture/lab do not constitute a “doctor-patient” relationship and do not substitute for care that an attendee or model may/may not need.

Sponsor a Continuing Education Event

Interested in sponsoring a continuing education event like the UWS Homecoming and NW Symposium or Summer in December? Get more information about our Business Partners Program or call Kelli Rule, development officer, at 503-847-2556.

Contact the Office of Continuing Education

Phone: 503-251-5719  |  Email:

Interested in providing CE credit at UWS? Fill out the CE Proposal Application and return it to