EARNING CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT & REPORTING ATTENDANCE 2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 75 WHAT ARE PDHS, AND WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THEM? PDHs are an alternative unit of measure of continuing education activities. Anyone who is registered for Convention is eligible to receive PDHs. One PDH equals 1 hour of continuing education. PDHs for the ASHA Convention count toward ASHA certification maintenance. Check with your state license board to learn whether PDHs will count toward state license renewal. Whether you are earning ASHA CEUs or PDHs at Convention, you follow the same reporting procedures and deadlines. WHAT SESSIONS COUNT FOR CREDIT? Any Convention session that has a 4-digit session number carries CE credit. Ticketed pre-Convention education events, such as symposia and workshops, are considered part of Convention for continuing education purposes, and you claim credit for them in the same way you claim for other Convention sessions. If there is no 4-digit session number, the session carries no CE credit. Activities that do not carry CE credit include: • Opening General Session • Awards Ceremony • Exhibits • Caring Square community service activities • Committee, Board and Council meetings • NSSLHA activities HOW ARE MY CE CREDITS CALCULATED? The number of credits you earn is determined by the duration of the educational sessions you attend. Your total hours are converted to PDHs or ASHA CEUs. Both PDHs and ASHA CEUs are rounded down to the nearest half hour. So, if you spend a total of 16 hours and 45 minutes in education sessions, you will earn 16.5 PDHs or 1.65 ASHA CEUs. You must attend sessions in full in order to claim credit for them. The system will not allow you to claim credit for two sessions that overlap in time according to the program. See the Poster Sessions section for more information on how Poster Session credits work. The time equivalents of each session type are: • Short Courses: 3 hours • Master Classes: 3 hours • 2-hour seminars: 2 hours • 1-hour seminars: 1 hour • Technical Research and Technical Clinical sessions: 30 minutes • Hands-on/Demo Labs: 30 minutes • Posters/ePosters: 15 minutes • Pre-Convention events: Variable depending on event time POSTER/EPOSTER SESSIONS To earn credit for posters and ePosters, you must visit them during the 90-minute period indicated in the program when the presenting authors are present to discuss their work. Each poster/ePoster counts for 15 minutes, even if you spend more time. You may claim up to six posters/ ePosters in each 90-minute time block. You may claim credit for posters/ePosters you visit between other education sessions, provided the visit occurs during the 90-minute period indicated in the program. EXHIBITORS Exhibitors using one of their company’s complimentary full Convention registrations are eligible to attend sessions and earn continuing education credit. Exhibitors using an Exhibit Hall-only badge are not eligible to attend sessions or earn continuing education credit. PRESENTING AUTHORS As a presenting author, you may claim your Convention session for credit, earning the same amount of credit as a participant. In the case of poster sessions, this is 15 minutes. We are not able to award credit for the time you spend preparing your presentation or poster. CCC MAINTENANCE ASHA CEUs or PDHs accrued at Convention will count toward CCC maintenance, provided you are in your 3-year maintenance interval. Please note that if you were initially certified during 2018, your CCC maintenance interval begins on January 1, 2019. FLORIDA, OHIO AND SOUTH CAROLINA LICENSEES AND CE BROKER If you are licensed in Florida, Ohio or South Carolina, participate in the CE Registry and have provided your license number to ASHA, your ASHA CEUs from Convention will automatically be reported to CE Broker. You must participate in the CE Registry for your credit to be sent to CE Broker. ASHA This course is offered for up to 3.05 ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Professional area). AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY (AAA) ASHA Professional Development is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 3.05 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy’s Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.