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Help Developing Cooperative Courses

A course is considered a cooperative offering if any of these apply:

  • another party is involved with planning, promoting, conducting, or evaluating the course;
  • another party appears on promotional materials;
  • another party is incurring the expenses for the course;
  • another party is receiving a benefit, such as publicity or tuition waiver;
  • another party is receiving the proceeds from the course;
  • the other party does not fit within your organizational structure.

Getting Started

Conducting courses with other organizations requires the Provider to clearly communicate expectations and deadlines. Providers have asked ASHA CE for a sample contract, policy or guidelines to use with outside organizations. To that end, ASHA CE has created the following documents:

You may also want to direct organizations interested in conducting a course cooperatively to resources that are available to non-ASHA Approved CE Providers.


A cooperative fee is due for each offering of a cooperative course, and must be submitted when the course or offering is registered. There is no co-op fee if all parties are ASHA Approved CE Providers. In that case, just fill out the Cooperative Offering Information section of the Course and Offering Registration Form.


For instructions on how to register a cooperative course for ASHA CEUs, please see Section 6 of the CE Administrator Tutorial.

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