Providers Must Adhere to Required Practice 3.4e by January
All ASHA Continuing Education (CE) Providers must adhere to Required Practice 3.4e as of January 1, 2019. An
appeal will be necessary if print or digital course descriptions, promotional
materials, or advertisements are out of compliance starting on January 1, 2019.
Required Practice 3.4e provides additional direction related to print or digital course descriptions, promotional materials, and advertisements:
Required Practice 3.4e
digital course descriptions, promotional materials, or advertisements must
adhere to the following requirements:
- When referencing the credit offered, the
specific type of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), credit, or hours must be
identified. For example, use "ASHA CEUs" not "CEUs."
- Advertising cannot include the phrase "free
ASHA CEUs," or any language implying or suggesting the awarding of ASHA CEUs is
- The word "free" may be used when
advertising a course that has no registration fee.
- If course registration is free, but the
purchase of an item related to the course is required to participate in the
course—for example, a book or a device—this must be disclosed to the learner
prior to their registering for the course.
- The acronym "CEU" should not be used to
mean "course." For example, say, "New courses for ASHA CEUs," not "New CEUs."
ASHA CE Board Requirement 3, including all the required practices, can be found online [PDF].
Please contact your Provider Manager if you have any questions about Required Practice 3.4e. If your question is related to a specific course that you plan to offer for ASHA CEUs, contact your Provider Manager before it is promoted, advertised, or submitted to ASHA CE. They can help you ensure
compliance with Required Practice 3.4e prior to course submittal.