American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Record Retention Guidance Chart

This is an outline of the CE records ASHA Approved CE Providers are required to keep in accordance to the Continuing Education Board manual.

Required Practice Required Practice Records to Retain Examples of Records Retention Length


Policies related to refunds and complaint resolution

Current policy documents

Internal written policies,

Sample of how policy is communicated to course attendees

Retain current policies until policy changes


System to retain all information related to CE course planning and registration

Records on course content, speaker information, course schedule

Needs assessment data, Speaker agreements and disclosures, Agreements with organizations providing financial or in-kind support, Learning outcomes,Speaker Bios, Final agenda, Course assessment tool, satisfactory completion requirements, Course eval form, pilot study data (if applicable), peer review information (if applicable), Copy of self study products, List of all offerings, Cooperative organizations contact information and agreements

7 years from end date of last course offering


Disclosure of course content concerning products or services

Documentation showing how course content was disclosed to learners

Promotional materials, Course participant materials

7 years from end date of course


Planner, speaker disclosure

Documentation of conversations related to identifying and resolving conflicts of interest

Speaker conflict of interest disclosure forms; Promotional materials showing speaker disclosures

7 years from end date of course


Disclosure of financial and in-kind support of CE courses

Documentation of organizations providing support, dollar amount received from each organization, monetary value of in-kind support received, how money was used

Event accounting spreadsheets, Correspondence with sponsors and vendors; documentation of how disclosures were made to learners

7 years from end date of course


Permanent records-keeping system for retaining participants' names and ASHA CEUs earned

Documentation per CE course of ASHA participants and CEUs earned

ASHA participant forms, conference session attendance sheets, sign-in sheets

At least 2 years from end date of course

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