Continuing Education Credit

Schools Connect | Health Care Connect | Private Practice Connect
July 20–22, 2018
| Baltimore Convention Center | Baltimore, Maryland

Learn more about the conferences. Registration opens April 9, 2018.

You may earn ASHA continuing education units (CEUs) or professional development hours (PDHs) for attending Schools Connect, Health Care Connect, and Private Practice Connect, in person and/or on-demand. The number of credits you earn depends on the number of sessions you attend/watch.

For the in-person conferences, you may earn up to 1.75 ASHA CEUs (or 17.5 PDHs) by participating in all non-overlapping CE-eligible activities. You may also earn an additional 0.3 ASHA CEUs (or 3.0 PDHs) if you participate in a pre-conference workshop (for an additional fee). Earn additional ASHA CEUs/PDHs after the conference by adding Connect On-Demand (more than 90 hours of learning!) to your registration. 

For Connect On-Demand, you will have online access to more than 60 recorded sessions (that's more than 90 hours of learning!) from the three conferences. The exact number of CE credits may change due to presenter cancellations, number of sessions, or technical difficulties. 

 Attention Pennsylvania SLPs: All sessions will be eligible for PA Act 48 credit.
 Attention Illinois SLPs: Certain sessions will be eligible for IL Early Intervention credit.

Reporting Deadline

The deadline for reporting your attendance at the in-person conferences to receive ASHA CEUs or PDHs and a certificate of attendance is August 6, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. You must submit your session attendance information via the online system by this date to receive credit for your attendance. If you need a record of the sessions you attended—or think you may need a record in the future—you must report for credit by August 6.

Beginning the first day of the conference, a link for accessing the online reporting system will be available on this page as well as the Connect 2018 homepage.

If you add Connect On-Demand, you must still report your attendance at the live event by the August 6 deadline. Connect On-Demand has a separate reporting deadline.

If you are a member of the ASHA CE Registry and report your attendance by the August 6 deadline, credits will be reported to the Registry no later than August 20, 2018.

If you miss the reporting deadline because of an extenuating circumstance, see the ASHA Professional Development appeals process.

What Are ASHA CEUs, and Who Can Earn Them?

ASHA CEUs are awarded by ASHA's Continuing Education Board through the ASHA CE Registry. ASHA CEUs are widely recognized by state licensure boards and other authorities. One ASHA CEU is awarded for 10 hours of continuing education activity.

You may earn ASHA CEUs if you are:

  • an ASHA member, life member, or international affiliate
  • an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) holder
  • licensed or credentialed by a national, state, or provincial regulatory agency (e.g., a state Board of Education) to practice speech-language pathology or audiology
  • engaged in a clinical fellowship under the supervision of an ASHA CCC holder
  • currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

Joining the Registry is optional. If you are eligible to earn ASHA CEUs, but choose not to join the Registry, you may accrue and track PDHs.

What are PDHs, and who can receive them?

Professional development hours (PDHs) are another way of tracking continuing education activities. One PDH equals one hour of continuing education.

You may earn PDHs if you are:

  • an audiology or SLP assistant
  • a member of a related profession
  • not a member of the ASHA CE Registry

PDHs from this conference count toward ASHA certification maintenance. Check with your state license board to learn whether PDHs count toward state license renewals.

Whether you are earning ASHA CEUs or PDHs at this conference, report your hours by following the same online reporting procedures.


This program is offered for up to 2.05 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area)

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