Continuing Education Credit at the ASHA Convention

Please contact the ASHA Professional Development team at ashaprofdev@asha.org if you have any questions about reporting your continuing education or obtaining a Certificate of Completion.

How much CE credit can I earn at the 2022 ASHA Convention?

You can earn up to 26.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or 2.65 ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in live, in-person sessions at the ASHA Convention in New Orleans.

The ASHA Convention Virtual Library is open for 19 days (November 10–28) and is accessible 24 hours a day, so the total amount of continuing education credit you can earn is 456 PDHs or 45.6 ASHA CEUs. The Virtual Library allows you to watch sessions on your own schedule, so how much continuing education you earn will depend on your time investment. For example, if you spend 2 hours a day watching sessions, you can earn 3.8 ASHA CEUs or 38 PDHs over the nineteen-day period that the library is open.

Full in-person registration includes access to the Virtual Library, so you have the potential to earn far more continuing education credit than offered at the in-person event. (One-day in-person registration does not include access to the Virtual Library.)

What sessions count for credit?

Any Convention session that has a 5-digit session code carries CE credit. In-person session codes end with the letter L. Virtual Library session codes end with the letter V.

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

Sessions that count for CE credit include:

  • Master Classes
  • 1-hour seminars
  • Technical Research and Technical Clinical sessions
  • Posters
  • 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.

Presenting Authors

As a presenting author, you may claim your own 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.

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 in-person sessions that overlap in time according to the program.

The time equivalents of each session type are:

  • Master Classes: 2 hours
  • 1-hour seminars: 1 hour
  • Technical Research and Technical Clinical sessions: 30 minutes
  • Virtual Poster Presentations (15-minute pre-recorded audio presentation and digital poster on the virtual platform): 15 minutes
  • In-Person Poster Presentations (In-person 90-minute Q&A session with poster display): 15 minutes
  • Pre-Convention events: Variable depending on event time

Who is eligible for continuing education credit?

If you are registered for the ASHA Convention, whether for the in-person event or just for the Virtual Library, you are eligible for CE credit. Students, SLP and audiology assistants, clinical fellows, and nonmembers are all encouraged to apply 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 continuing education credit. Exhibitors using an Exhibit Hall-only badge are not eligible to attend sessions or earn continuing education credit.

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 may 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 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.

Certificates of Completion

Certificates of Completion are available to all attendees. 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 your 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 2022, your CCC maintenance interval begins on January 1, 2023.

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

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This course is offered for up to TBD ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Professional area).

American Academy of Audiology (AAA)

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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 [TBD] 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.

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. (Form to be available in November.) There is no charge by ASHA for this service.

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The ASHA Convention is one of the largest professional development events for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; and speech, language, and hearing scientists. 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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