If you are newly certified, you may start accumulating your CMHs on January 1 following the date your certification was awarded. Current certificate holders can begin earning CMHs beginning January 1 of the first year of each 3-year maintenance interval. For example, if your 3-year maintenance interval is 2019–2021, you can earn hours from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2021.
Beginning with certificate holders in the January 1, 2020–December 31, 2022 certification maintenance interval: Out of 30 required professional development hours for certification maintenance, at least 1 hour must be in the area of ethics.
The ASHA certification maintenance standard has defined professional development and acceptable professional development activities. Your activities should be documented using CMHs as reporting units.
No. ASHA CEUs are just one way that you can meet the professional development requirement for certification maintenance. You may also use any acceptable professional development activities that are not registered for ASHA CEUs, such as:
There is no limit to the number of CMHs that can be completed online.
There is no limit, although you are encouraged to vary your activities to maximize your acquisition of new knowledge and skills.
No. Your activity will be accepted as long as
No. Dual certificate holders only need to accumulate 30 total CMHs. The hours can be earned in either the field of audiology or speech-language pathology, and certificate holders submit one Compliance Form to cover both areas of certification.
Conferences and workshops can be expensive, but they aren't the only way to earn professional development hours. You can also earn needed hours by: