From CCC Maintenance <email@example.com>
Sent Thu 6/21/2007
Subject ASHA Certification Maintenance: How to Report Compliance
As you know, all ASHA certificate holders are required to demonstrate their participation in 30 hours of professional development every 3 years in order to maintain the Certificates of Clinical Competence in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. The Certification Maintenance Compliance form is the mechanism for certificate holders to demonstrate their compliance with the certification maintenance professional development requirement.
The Compliance form is available on the ASHA Web page and should be mailed to ASHA immediately after all 30 hours are accumulated. Click here to get the Compliance form.
We encourage you to send in your Compliance form as soon as you have accumulated all 30 hours rather than waiting until the end of your 3-year maintenance interval to do so. Please don’t send any other documents with your Compliance form.
You’ll need to submit the Compliance form whether you’re earning ASHA CEUs or accumulating contact hours through other continuing education activities. If you’re earning ASHA CEUs through the ASHA CE Registry and are selected for the audit, you don’t need to keep a separate record of your activities or documentation of participation because the certification staff will be able to access your CE Registry transcripts electronically to conduct the audit.
If you’re selected for the audit and are using Certification Maintenance Hours to meet the professional development requirement, you’ll need to report your activities and provide documentation of participation for each activity. You’ll be notified if you’re in the audit within 90 days of receipt of your Compliance form.
If you choose not to comply with the certification maintenance requirement during your 3-year maintenance interval, your Certificate of Clinical Competence will lapse. Please remember that the ASHA Code of Ethics does not permit ASHA members who do not hold certification to provide clinical services, supervise student practicum, supervise a clinical fellow, or use the designation CCC-A or CCC-SLP. If you decide to reinstate your certification at a later date, you will need to meet the requirements for reinstatement in effect at that time.
Read current reinstatement policies at the ASHA web site.
Read more information about maintaining your ASHA CCC at the ASHA web site.