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Certification Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions: Maintenance Audit

What is the certification maintenance audit?

The audit is a random evaluation of an individual's certification maintenance records. The audit is used to verify compliance of the standards for certification maintenance.

How will I know if I am selected for the maintenance audit?

You will be notified by e-mail if you were selected for the maintenance audit immediately after submitting your online Compliance Form. If you submit your Compliance Form via postal mail or fax, notification will be sent to you by e-mail within one week of receipt.

Why have I been selected for the maintenance audit?

Individuals are randomly selected to be a part of the maintenance audit.

What documentation will I need to provide if I am selected for the maintenance audit?

Individuals who do not participate in the ASHA CE Registry program are required to maintain records of their professional development activities. If you do not participate in the CE Registry and are randomly selected for the maintenance audit, you will be required to submit the following documentation to the ASHA National Office:

When should I submit the certificate(s) of participation that I received?

Once you submit your Compliance Form, ASHA will notify you if you have been randomly selected for audit; only at that time will you need to submit your documentation of participation. Please do not send your documentation to ASHA with or prior to submitting your Compliance Form—we cannot keep track of your certification maintenance hours (CMHs), and the documents will be discarded. You are encouraged to keep copies of all documentation for your personal files.

Once I'm notified that I have been selected for the maintenance audit, how long will I have to submit the required documentation in order to successfully pass?

If you are selected for the maintenance audit, you will have 60 days to provide the required documentation listed above. Once ASHA receives this documentation, you will be notified by e-mail of your certification maintenance status within 2 weeks.

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