Sample Press Release for Announcing Reapproval of ASHA CE Provider Status
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA CE Provider Media Relations
CONTACT: Renee Levinson
Elam Corporation Receives Continued Approval as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider
August 10, 2011 – The Continuing Education Board (CEB) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) recognized the Elam Corporation on August 1, 2011 by reapproving them for an additional five years as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider. ASHA Approved CE Providers are approved to offer ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the courses they offer to audiologists and speech-language pathologists. The recognition period extends for five years and includes all courses offered during that time that meet the ASHA CEB standards.
"We are pleased to welcome Elam Corporation as our newest ASHA Approved CE Provider organization," stated Dr. Shelly Chabon, president of ASHA and chair of the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department at Portland State University. Chabon added "The Elam Corporation is part of the 550 organizations in the United States and internationally that have had their organizational process and courses reviewed by our experts in continuing education to ensure the highest possible standards are met."
In order to achieve ASHA Approved CE Provider status, the Elam Corporation completed a rigorous application process and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ASHA Continuing Education Board standards that focus on the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its continuing education courses offered for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. The re-approval process involved the review of all courses offered by the Elam Corporation in the past five year period and their on-going adherence to ASHA CEB standards. As a result of re-approval, the Elam Corporation agreed to continue their compliance with ASHA CEB standards and can continue to promote their organization and courses using the ASHA CE logo on promotional course material. In addition, the Elam Corporation is listed on the ASHA CEB's Approved CE Provider list and their courses that meet CEB standards appear in the ASHA CE Course Search on the ASHA website.
About the Elam Corporation
Elam Corporation is a national continuing education organization dedicated to providing high quality CE programming for health care professionals. Elam specializes in web based real time delivery of interdisciplinary courses targeted to teams in health care settings. Established in 2003, Elam delivers over 4,500 courses a year to over 87,000 professionals. Contact Elam for information about course development and delivery for your team at www.elamcorp.net or call 800-888-8888.
About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 150,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems including swallowing disorders. For more information, please visit www.asha.org or call 800-498-2071.
About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Continuing Education Board (CEB)
The ASHA CEB supports and facilitates professional development by assisting individuals in the management of lifelong learning; encouraging the availability of quality, relevant CE opportunities through its network of ASHA Approved Continuing Education Providers; and recognizing individual accomplishments in CE with the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE).