Continuing Education Credit

To earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs), ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or obtain a certificate of completion/proof of attendance, you must enter your sessions in the online reporting system by 11:59 p.m., Eastern time, Friday, December 13, 2024.If you belong to the ASHA CE Registry and report by the deadline, your credits will report to the Registry no later than December 26, 2024.

How much CE credit can I earn at the 2024 ASHA Convention?

The amount of continuing education (CE) credit you earn depends on the number and length sessions in which you participate. You cannot claim credit for scheduled sessions that overlap.

In Person

You can earn up to 28.5 PDHs (or 2.85 ASHA CEUs) by attending in-person sessions at the ASHA Convention in Seattle. Most attendees earn about 12–15 PDHs (or 1.2–1.5 ASHA CEUs) during the in-person event, which accounts for some time to visit the Exhibit Hall and take breaks. Full in-person registration automatically allows you to earn even more CE credit via the Virtual Program.

Virtual Program

The Virtual Program sessions are open for anyone to view without logging in, but you may only earn CE credit if you are either a (1) full ASHA Convention registrant, or (2) Virtual Program registrant. One-day registrants are not eligible to earn CE credit for virtual sessions. 

The Virtual Program includes far more content hours than anyone can realistically consume. The amount of CE credit you earn from virtual sessions will depend on your time investment. For example, if you spend 1 hour a day viewing sessions, you would be able to earn 21 PDHs or 2.1 ASHA CEUs over the 21-day period that the Virtual Program is available. 

The Virtual Program comprises: 

  • 479.5 hours (equal to 47.95 ASHA CEUs) of on-demand sessions that you can watch at your convenience during the 21-day period, November 20–December 10, AND 
  • 15 scheduled time blocks (1 hour each) of sessions that will be live broadcast (aka live streamed) from the in-person Convention.

Who is eligible for continuing education credit?

If you are registered for the ASHA Convention, whether for the in-person event or only for virtual access, you are eligible to earn CE credit. Students, SLP and audiology assistants, clinical fellows, and nonmembers are all encouraged to report their education activities for credit. The type of credit you are eligible to earn depends on your profession. See sections below on Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Exhibitors

Exhibitors using one of their company's complimentary full Convention registrations are eligible to attend sessions and earn CE credit. Exhibitors using an Exhibit Hall-only badge are not eligible to attend sessions or earn CE credit.

Presenting Authors

As a presenting author, you may claim your own session for credit, earning the same amount of credit as a participant. (We are not able to award credit for the time you spend preparing your presentation.)

What are ASHA CEUs, and who is eligible to earn them?

ASHA CEUs, widely recognized by state licensing boards and other authorities and accepted as demonstration of continued professional development for maintenance of the ASHA CCC, are awarded by ASHA's Continuing Education Board through the ASHA CE Registry. One ASHA CEU (1.0 ASHA CEU) is awarded for 10 hours of continuing education activity.

You are eligible to earn ASHA CEUs if you are any one of these:

  • ASHA member, Life Member, or International Affiliate
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) holder
  • Licensed or credentialed by a national, state, or provincial regulatory agency (e.g., a state board of education) to practice speech-language pathology or audiology
  • Clinical Fellow supervised by an individual holding the ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in speech-language pathology or audiology

Eligible persons must join the ASHA CE Registry to receive ASHA CEUs. Joining the Registry is optional. If you are eligible to earn ASHA CEUs, but choose not to join the Registry, you will receive professional development hours (PDHs).

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 earned at 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 the ASHA Convention, you will follow the same reporting procedures and deadlines.

What sessions count for credit?

Any ASHA Convention session that has a 4-digit or 5-digit session code carries CE credit. In-person session codes are four digits. On-demand/virtual session codes are five digits and end with the letter V.

Ticketed pre-Convention education events, such as symposia and workshops, are considered part of the ASHA Convention for continuing education purposes, and you would claim credit for them in the same way you claim for other sessions. They carry a 4-digit session code.

Sessions that count for CE credit include:

  • Short Courses
  • 1-Hour Oral Seminars
  • Technical Research and Technical Clinical Sessions (On-demand/virtual sessions and in-person presentations)
  • Technical Demos
  • Posters (On-demand/virtual iPosters and in-person poster Q&A sessions)
  • Pre-Convention events

If there is no 4-digit or 5-digit session code, the activity does not carry CE credit. Activities that do not carry CE credit include, but are not limited to, the Opening General Session; the Awards Ceremony; exhibits; Caring Square community service activities; board, committee, and council meetings; and the Graduate School Fair and NSSLHA activities.

DEI, Ethics and Supervision Credits

Sessions that focus on cultural competence/diversity, equity, and inclusion; ethics; or supervision of staff, clinical education of students, or clinical fellow (CF) mentorship can count toward the corresponding certification maintenance requirement. (See the list of approved content that meets these certification requirements.) Sessions that count towards one or more certification requirement will be flagged in the Program Planner and ASHA Convention mobile app by September 3.

Sessions that focus on more than one of these topics (e.g., ethics and supervision) may count toward either requirement—or you can apportion some session time to each requirement—but you cannot count the same time increment toward multiple requirements at once. Because of this flexibility, you must manually self-report your participation in sessions that focus on these three topics on your certification maintenance compliance form; this process is not automatic.

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 14 hours and 45 minutes in education sessions, you will earn 14.5 PDHs or 1.45 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 in-person sessions that overlap in time according to the program.

The time equivalents of each session type are:

  • Short Courses (in-person only): 2 hours
  • 1-hour Oral Seminars (in-person only): 1 hour
  • Technical Research and Technical Clinical sessions (in-person or on-demand/virtual): 30 minutes
  • Technical Demos (on-demand/virtual only): 30 minutes
  • Virtual Poster Presentations (on-demand/virtual iPoster with pre-recorded audio presentation/narration): 15 minutes
  • In-Person Poster Q&A Sessions: 15 minutes
  • Pre-Convention events: Variable depending on event time

How do I report my CE credit?

To receive credit and earn ASHA CEUs or professional development hours for your ASHA Convention participation, you must enter your learning activities in the online reporting system. This is also the only way to obtain an official Event Report/Certificate of Completion.

The reporting system will open on November 20, when the on-demand virtual sessions become available. You may enter your activities after each session, or you may enter all your activities at once after the Convention is over.

  1. Keep a record of the in-person sessions you attend or on-demand sessions you view. You will need each session's four or five-digit session number.
  2. No later than December 13, 2024, log online reporting system and follow the instructions provided to enter your sessions.
  3. Once you have finished the reporting process, save or print your Event Report. (The Event Report is the official report of your participation and serves as your Certificate of Completion.)

Activities must be entered and finalized no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, Friday, December 13, 2024. If you are a member of the ASHA CE Registry, credits will be reported to the Registry no later than December 26, 2024.

Everyone should follow this process—including ASHA members, students, Clinical Fellows, audiology and speech language pathology assistants, and nonmembers. It is the only way to officially document your attendance and participation at this event. You do not need to join the ASHA CE Registry to document your CE activities using this process. If you need a record of the activities in which you participated—or think you may need a record in the future—you must report for credit by December 13.

There is a non-refundable $50 fee to initiate an appeal if you do not report by December 13, and appeals are adjudicated individually by the Continuing Education Board and may not be granted. Per ASHA's Scientific and Professional Education Board, appeals will be accepted only for 12 months from the published reporting/completion date for the program.

Please contact the ASHA Professional Development team at ashaprofdev@asha.org if you have any questions about continuing education reporting.

Certificates of Completion/Event Reports

Certificates of Completion/Event Reports are available to all attendees who report their activities in the ASHA Learning Center by December 13. You will be able to save or print your certificate once you complete the continuing education reporting process. We strongly recommend that everyone retrieve their Certificate of Completion, since it serves as the official record of the sessions you attended.

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 2024, your CCC maintenance interval begins on January 1, 2025.

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

CE Approved Provider - Professional Development

The ASHA Convention is offered for up to 50.4 ASHA CEUs (Various levels; Professional area).

American Academy of Audiology (AAA)

AAA CEU logo

ASHA Professional Development is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. 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.

To earn AAA CEUs, report your CE activities in the online ASHA Learning Center (and confirm and finalize your session report) and then complete the AAA CEUs web form (available November 20). You must complete both the ASHA reporting and the AAA CEUs form by 11:59 p.m., ET, Friday, December 13, 2024. There is no charge by ASHA for this service.

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology assistants; and students.

About the Convention

The ASHA Convention is one of the largest professional development events for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; and speech-language pathology and audiology assistants. Bringing together approximately 15,000 attendees, the annual Convention offers more than 2,500 sessions eligible for ASHA continuing education credit covering the latest research, clinical skills, and techniques in communication sciences and disorders.

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