American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Instructional Personnel/Planner Disclosure (Required Practice 3.2)

Instructional Personnel/Planner Disclosure

What: Individuals involved in the course planning and delivery must disclose their relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship(s) (see 3.2 a)

Who: Individuals involved in course planning and delivery

When: Prior to and during course planning and prior to course delivery

How: Individuals involved in course planning and delivery complete the provider- supplied disclosure forms and inform the ASHA Approved CE Provider of relationships that have developed at any time during the planning and prior to delivery of a CE course.

Promotional Materials and Course Disclosure

What: Learners must be informed of the instructional personnel's relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship(s) (see 3.2 f)

Who: ASHA Approved CE Provider

When: Prior to the course and at the start of the course

How: State in all promotional efforts and at the start of the course the following:

  • The name of the instructional personnel
  • Relevant financial relationships(s): listing the name of the organization and the type of financial relationship; and
  • Relevant nonfinancial relationship(s): listing the name of the organization and type of nonfinancial relationship; or
  • Indicate no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships exist.

Required Practice 3.2

3.2 The Provider must have a written process in place to (1) identify relevant conflicts of interest, (2) determine if the existence of those conflicts of interest disqualifies an individual from being involved in the course planning and delivery, and (3) disclose conflicts of interest to learners. Conflicts of interest in continuing education arise when financial and/or nonfinancial considerations, relevant to the course content, compromise or have the potential to compromise professional judgment.

3.2.a The Provider must document that each individual developing and/or delivering course content has disclosed, prior to and during course planning, all existing and relevant financial and nonfinancial relationships.

3.2.b The Provider must have a process to identify relevant financial and nonfinancial relationships that have developed after course planning and prior to course delivery.

3.2.c Any individual involved in developing and/or delivering course content who refuses to disclose relevant financial and nonfinancial relationships will be disqualified and cannot have control of, or responsibility for, the planning, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CE course.

3.2.d The Provider must have a process to determine whether relevant conflicts of interest disqualify the individual from participation in course planning and/or delivery or if the conflicts may be resolved through disclosure.

3.2.e The Provider must have a process for disclosing relevant conflicts of interest for all instructional personnel.

3.2.f The Provider must ensure that instructional personnel disclosure is available to potential registrants in promotional efforts and at the start of the course.

3.2.g The Provider must ensure that the following information is disclosed to learners:

  • The name of the instructional personnel;
  • Relevant financial relationship(s): Listing the name of the organization and the type of financial relationship; and/or
  • Relevant nonfinancial relationship(s): Listing the name of the organization and the type of nonfinancial relationship; or
  • No relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships exist.

Identifying, Resolving and Disclosing Conflicts of Interest - Sample Process

ASHA Approved CE Providers must have a written process in place to

  1. Identify relevant conflicts of interest (COI) for each individual developing and delivering course content; and
  2. Determine if the existence of those conflicts of interest disqualifies an individual from being involved in the course planning and delivery; and
  3. Disclose conflicts of interest to learners.

Providers with an existing COI process should review Required Practice (3.2) to confirm that the process is compliant with the Requirement. ASHA CE has created a sample process [PDF] that providers may use as a starting point for the organization's process or simply personalize and begin using.

Instructional Personnel/Planner Disclosure Form - Samples

ASHA Approved CE Providers may use the Sample Planner/Instructor Disclosure Forms as the basis for the development of a Provider-specific disclosure form or simply personalize with your organization's name (see first 2 paragraphs on page one) and begin using.

Instructional Personnel Disclosure - Samples

View sample disclosures

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