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Continuing Education Credit

ASHA Schools Connect 2021

July 14–26, 2021 | Online Conference

You may earn ASHA continuing education units (ASHA CEUs) or professional development hours (PDHs) (sometimes called contact hours) for participating in ASHA Schools Connect online.

The number of credits you earn depends on the number of sessions in which you participate. Most participants should expect to be able to earn up to about 2.0 ASHA CEUs or 20 PDHs. This equals out to approximately 90 minutes of conference content time per day, and is about the same amount of CE credit that a participant could earn at the in-person Connect events in past years (1.75 ASHA CEUs/17.5 PDHs over 2 ½ days).

You may participate in—and earn CE credit for—recorded sessions, live events, and online posters. Schools Connect online offers more content than it’s realistically possible to consume in 13 days! This means that you can assemble your unique “best of Schools Connect” by choosing recorded sessions, live events, and online posters that fit your learning interests, needs, and priorities.

On-Demand Sessions

Recorded sessions are available on demand while the conference is in session. You may watch them any time that fits your schedule. The session duration and corresponding CE credit amount will be listed on the conference site. 

Live Sessions

Schools Connect 2021 includes several pre-scheduled live sessions throughout the conference period. (The exact number may change due to technical or presenter difficulties.) To receive CE credit for a live session, you must be logged in for the full duration. 

Most live sessions will be recorded, and you may earn credit for watching a recording of a live session if you are unable to attend. We encourage participants to attend live if possible, but if you have a schedule conflict, just watch the recording before the last day of the conference. You cannot earn credit for both a live session and the corresponding recording; only one or the other will be accepted.

Posters

Schools Connect also includes a virtual poster hall. Poster materials are available on demand for the duration of the event. Participants can view poster materials and post comments and questions on dedicated discussion boards. 1 hour of CE credit is available for reading/watching and commenting on poster content. You must explore at least 4 posters (for 15 minutes each) in the hour and post a comment or question for each poster you view to earn CE credit.

Bonus!

Since the conference is packed with great information, you will have access to recorded sessions, posters, and discussion boards for 2 additional weeks (July 27–August 9) after the CE period ends! During this extension, use the archived information for reference only—sorry, continuing education credit cannot be earned after the CE period ends on July 26.

Note: With the ASHA Learning Pass, Schools Connect participants can continue to access some of the content even after the event ends. This extended access is limited to the recorded presentations only; discussion board threads, posters, and additional materials are only available until the event ends.

Reporting Your Attendance

You must enter your activities in the ASHA Learning Center to receive credit. We encourage you to report your activities after each session, but you may enter all your activities at once if you prefer. Activities must be reported no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, July 26, 2021. If you need a record of the activities in which you participated—or think you may need a record in the future—you must report for credit by July 26. The system will keep a running total of the activities you have reported, allowing you to track the number of hours accrued. The system will then convert your total hours to ASHA CEUs or PDHs as appropriate. You can find detailed instructions for reporting your attendance inside the conference site.

If you are a member of the ASHA CE Registry, credits will be reported to the Registry no later than August 9.

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

About ASHA CEUs and PDHs

ASHA CEUs and Eligibility

ASHA CEUs are awarded through the ASHA CE Registry to SLPs, audiologists, or speech/language/hearing scientists. To receive ASHA CEUs, eligible persons must join the ASHA CE Registry. Learn more about the Registry. Joining the Registry is optional. If you are eligible to earn ASHA CEUs, but choose not to join the Registry, you may track your own professional development hours (PDHs).

Approved Provider

This program will be offered for up to 4.45 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area)

Professional Development Hours and Eligibility

Professional development hours (PDHs) are an alternative measurement unit for continuing education activities. Related professionals, SLP and audiology assistants, and others may receive PDHs. PDHs from this conference apply toward ASHA certification maintenance. You should check with other authorities (such as state license boards or departments of education) to see if they recognize PDHs.

How ASHA CEUs/PDHs Are Calculated

Keep the following points in mind while keeping track of your ASHA CEUs/PDHs.

  • One ASHA CEU equals 10 hours of instruction.
  • One PDH equals 1 hour of instruction.
  • Both ASHA CEUs and PDHs are rounded down to the nearest half hour. So, for example, if you complete 11 recorded sessions totaling 11 hours, 38 minutes, and four live chats totaling 4 hours, you would receive 15.5 PDHs, or 1.55 ASHA CEUs.

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