ASHA Professional Development Hours vs CEUs

ASHA requires SLP's who have their CCC's to participate in 30 hours of professional development to maintain your ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).  

But did you know that this does NOT have to be with an ASHA provider!  
From ASHA’s website:  The ASHA Clinical Certification Standards define professional development as:
     - an instructional activity where the certificate holder is the learner;
     - that is related to the science or contemporary practice of speech-language pathology, audiology, or the
        speech/language/hearing sciences;
     - that results in the acquisition of new knowledge and skills, or the enhancement of current knowledge and skills        
        necessary for independent practice in any practice setting and area of practice;
     - where the certificate holder is responsible for determining that the professional development activity is appropriate,
        relevant, and meaningful to any practice setting and area of practice;
     - in which the certificate holder's attendance can be documented by a third party such as an employer, educational      
        institution, or sponsoring organization.

Your professional development should reflect your selection of acceptable activities and be documented using reporting units called professional development hours (PDHs), formerly certification maintenance hours (CMHs).  

CHMs and PDHs = CEU’s
Yes that is a lot of acronyms.  What is important to know is that you can take courses through non ASHA CEU providers for your clinical competence.  Please check your state for their requirements.    

This means that the courses provided by A Gift of Speech and the Talk Back Team for AAC can be used for your PDHs (formally CMHs).    

The Talk Back Team for AAC will provide 9 hours of PDHs (5 from video and 4 with live zoom training).  This time will be tracked through our training program.  

When you have completed the course you will receive a certificate for your records.  Keep these for your records.

For more information, you can visit ASHA's Certification Maintenance page. 

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