American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Course Financial and In-Kind Support Disclosure (Required Practice 3.3)

What: Learners must be informed of financial and in-kind support given to the Provider by other organizations (see 3.3 f)

Who: ASHA Approved CE Provider

When: Prior to the beginning of the course

How: Options include disclosing the names of organizations that contributed financial or in-kind support in promotional materials, in materials distributed prior to the course, and at the beginning of a course. Remember to include organizations contributing things such as products, materials and equipment; volunteers; professional services; publicity; etc.

Required Practice 3.3

3.3 The Provider must manage and disclose all financial and in-kind support given by other organizations that is used to pay all or part of the costs of the CE course.

3.3.a The Provider must make all decisions regarding the allocation and disbursement of funds received from other organizations.

3.3.b The Provider must be able to produce accurate and detailed written documentation of:

  • Names of organizations that provided financial and/or in-kind support,
  • Dollar amount received from each organization,
  • Monetary value and description of in-kind support received,
  • How the money and in-kind support were used.

3.3.c As a condition of receiving financial and in-kind support, a Provider is not required to accept advice or services from contributing organizations concerning planners, instructional personnel, learners, course content, planning, implementation, or evaluation.

3.3.d If payment for planners and instructional personnel is involved, it must come directly from the Provider or cooperative party (or parties) involved in course content development, not from the other organization(s) providing financial or in-kind support for the CE course.

3.3.e The Provider may use financial or in-kind support received from other organizations to pay for travel, lodging and other expenses for learners. The Provider must manage the disbursement of this assistance.

3.3.f The names of other organizations contributing financial and in-kind support must be disclosed to learners prior to the beginning of the CE course.

Financial and In-Kind Support Disclosure - Sample Statements

Financial Support
Money given by another organization used to pay all or part of the costs of a CE course.
In-Kind Support
Support or contributions of things such as products, materials and equipment; volunteers; professional or other services; publicity; etc.; not money
 

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