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Comparison of ASHA Professional Development Requirements for Maintenance of CCCs with Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (LBESPA) Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

ASHA

LBESPA

30 contact hours, or 3 ASHA CEUs, or 2 semester hours in 3-year time frame

10 clock hours annually

All ASHA CEU activities accepted; however, ASHA CEUs are not required*

All ASHA CEU activities accepted

Employer-sponsored in-service or other continuing education activities accepted*

Employer-sponsored in-service activities accepted

Academic course work from a college or university that holds regional, national or governmental accreditation*

3 semester hours or 6 quarter hours submitted annually

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) authorized providers*

LBESPA does not recognize IACET in its regulations. IACET authorized providers may be acceptable if in accordance with CE regulations as specified in Rule 115. of the Rules, Regulations, and Procedures.

ASHA accepts, without pre-approval, professional development activities sponsored by individual private practitioners, professional associations and organizations, college/university, and IACET.**

LBESPA accepts workshops in the area of communication disorders sponsored by individual private practitioners and several other activities without pre-approval.

CE Eligibility

 


* The certification maintenance standard gives the certificate holder the autonomy to select professional development activities in which new knowledge and skills will be acquired or current knowledge and skills will be enhanced. The knowledge and skills are those necessary for the independent practice of any area of the professions and in any practice setting. Selecting appropriate professional development activities should be based on the following criteria: 1) activities where the content is related to the science and contemporary practice of the professions of Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology or the Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences, 2) activities in which the knowledge and skills you will learn are relevant and meaningful to your specific area of practice and practice setting, and 3) activities that your clients, other health professionals, and the ASHA Code of Ethics would recognize as related to the professions and relevant to your area of practice and practice setting.

Downloadable Forms:

Disclosure Forms (Program Planner/Instructional Personnel Relationship, Financial Relationship, and Non-Financial Relationship)

**Pre-approval is not required for the purpose of maintaining the CCC’s. Only ASHA CEUs will be maintained on the CE Registry; all other activities must be documented by the individual certificate holders and must include a certificate of attendance/completion (or copy of college transcript) that confirms the title of the activity, name of the sponsor for the activity, name of the participant, date and number of contact hours. Individuals who are randomly selected for audit for maintenance of CCC’s must provide documentation for any activity that is not offered through ASHA-approved CE Providers. Activity content must meet ASHA's definition of professional development.

Questions regarding requirements for maintenance of CCC's should be directed to ASHA at 800-498-2071 or certification@asha.org. *This chart was developed by LBESPA to help licensees compare the recent ASHA requirements with already-existing continuing education regulations in Louisiana.

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