Continuing Education Credit
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July 8–20, 2020 | Three Specialized SLP Conferences | One Online Space
You may earn ASHA continuing education units (ASHA CEUs) or professional development hours (PDHs) (sometimes called contact hours) for participating in
ASHA Connect Online Conferences.
The number of credits you earn depends on the number of sessions in which you participate. We are still calculating the total number of credits it is possible to earn at ASHA Connect Online Conferences, but rest assured it will be plenty!
Recorded sessions are available on demand while the conferences are in session (July 8–20, 2020). You may listen to them any time that fits your schedule.
Live Text Chats
Live text chats with presenters are pre-scheduled throughout the conference period. To receive credit for a chat, you must be logged in for the full duration. You do not need to post a question to receive credit, but you must be online. You may earn credit for reading the transcript of a live chat if you are unable to attend.
We encourage participants to attend live if at all possible, but if you have a schedule conflict, please post a question on the discussion board and then read the chat transcript before the last day of the conference. You may claim credit whether your question is addressed or not. You cannot earn credit for both a live chat and the corresponding transcript; only one or the other will be accepted.
Since the conference is packed with great information, you will have access to recorded sessions, chat transcripts, and discussion boards for an additional 2 weeks (July 21–August 3) after the conference ends! During this extension, use the archived information for reference only—sorry, continuing education credit cannot be earned after the conference ends on July 20.
Note: With the ASHA Learning Pass, conference participants can continue to access some of the conference content even after the archive period ends. This extended access is limited to the recorded lectures only; live chat transcripts, discussion board threads, and additional materials are only available until the end of the archive period.
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 20, 2020. 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 20.
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 3.
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).
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.