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Interested in offering ASHA CEUs for your activity? 

 

Please read to the end of this page before deciding to seek ASHA CEUs through SHAA.

 

 

 

The Process

1. Apply with SHAA using the "CEU Application" Form (updated May 2017). Choose a format: PDF or DOCX  Pay attention to ASHA requirements re: flyer/brochure and ASHA's fee, all detailed on the Application.

Send it to me, Gary Copeland, the ASHA CE Administrator for SHAA. I will review all aspects of the event with you, helping you plan as needed. The preliminary paperwork can be handled via email, fax, and/or mail.

GaryDavidCopeland@gmail.com
Phone/Fax (256) 325-8885
126 Iron Horse Trail, Harvest AL 35749

2. You will receive a box of materials from me for use at the event.
Make sure that the participants complete the paperwork.

3. Send the box back to me within 2 weeks following the event.

Rights and Options for ASHA CEUs

SHAA reserves the right as an ASHA Continuing Education Provider to decline requests for offering ASHA CEUs. In such a case, you can contact ASHA to explore other options. If you wish to conduct your event in cooperation with SHAA (as one method for offering ASHA CEUs), you must abide by all of SHAA's requirements.

Deadlines

Allow 6-8 weeks prior to the event for processing. (I must submit pertinent materials to ASHA regarding your event 30 days before the event, and I need time to review the activity, prepare several documents, and mail the materials.)

Return all CE materials within two weeks after the event. (I must process the bubble sheets, fill out another form, and send to ASHA on a deadline.)

If a participant fails to submit the required forms within 45 after the event, s/he must submit an appeal herself/himself. See the ASHA participant appeal page, http://www.asha.org/CE/for-providers/Participant-Appeal-Form-Announcement/

Fees

$400 per "activity": $75 to SHAA as an administrative fee; $325 to ASHA. If participants can register for any part of your event separately, then each of the separate parts is considered a separate activity, and both the ASHA fees and SHAA fees must be paid for each.

Example: Day 1 is a preconference with separate registration fees; Days 2 & 3 are the main conference, with a separate registration fee. Even if someone may get a discount for registering for both the preconference and the conference together, these are still considered to be two activities. ASHA fees would be $325 for each, and SHAA fees would be $75 for each, for a total of $800.

Penalties

If you miss an ASHA deadline, you will be responsible for any late fees that ASHA may impose. Currently, there is a $50 penalty for the first offense (within one calendar year), and a $200 penalty for the second offense. Note that ASHA considers SHAA to be the CE provider. Therefore, even though it may be your first time to be late with the paperwork, it may be SHAA's second time (e.g., because another entity was late earlier in the year), meaning that the penalty to you would be $200.

SHAA reserves the right to act in its own interest, even if that means declining to continue working with an event host or submitting incomplete records to ASHA in order to meet their deadlines. In such extreme cases, no refunds will be made, and the event host bears full responsibility for attendees potentially not having their CE time logged in the ASHA CE Registry.

Bottom line? Meet the deadlines, and there will be no penalties at all (and a whole lot fewer headaches for all of us)!

Rescheduling

If you reschedule an activity after SHAA's CE Administrator has registered it with ASHA, SHAA's $75 administrative fee may be charged again to cover additional copying and mailing expenses. ASHA's fee only has to be paid once in such cases.

ASHA CEUs in Perspective   

ASHA CEUs....

  • Give the attendee confidence in knowing that ASHA has accepted the course
  • Give the attendee convenience because ASHA will keep track of their CE hours, and issue a CE transcript on request
  • Give the attendee potential for receiving the ACE award from ASHA

Note, however, some other facts (and the third one is not widely understood):

  1. Although many state regulatory agencies and boards of education accept ASHA CEUs for purposes of licensure renewal and board of education recertification, ASHA CEUs do not guarantee approval by ABESPA, the Alabama licensing entity for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. (ABESPA pre-approval can be requested by using a form from the ABESPA web site, #7 at http://abespa.alabama.gov/forms.htm.)
  2. Attendees may always track their own time, even if attending an event offered for ASHA CEUs.
  3. "ASHA CEUs" is a special term with a narrow definition. As such, "ASHA CEUs" are NOT the only way to gain professional development for maintaining certification through ASHA (the CCC). Alternatively, a person may ...
    • attend IACET-approved courses, or
    • take applicable semester course-work at accredited institutions, or
    • attend ... employer-sponsored in-service; or ... other professional organizations' continuing education activities that contribute to professional development. (In other words, assuming the content is appropriate, an employer or organization can simply plan and conduct an event and give an attendance certificate at the end, and participants can still get credit toward ABESPA licensure and ASHA certification by tracking their own time and self-reporting to those entities. --GC)
    • For more info about what ASHA accepts, see http://www.asha.org/certification/FactDef.htm.

Also, participants tracking their own hours should submit their hours at any time during their 3-year window when they accrue the needed hours. Here's a link to the required ASHA Compliance Form. (Link checked May 2017)

Finally, a Q&A from ASHA:

Question: Who is eligible to earn ASHA CEUs?

Answer: Individuals must meet at least one of the following conditions:

•  Be an ASHA Member (includes Life member and International affiliates)
•  Be an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
•  Be licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
•  Be credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
•  Be credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
•  Be engaged in a Clinical Fellowship (CF) under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
•  Be currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology


Looking forward to working with you!

Gary Copeland
ASHA CE Administrator for SHAA

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