Continuing Education Credit
Schools Connect | Health Care Connect | Private Practice Connect
July 19–21, 2019 | Hyatt Regency Chicago | Chicago, Illinois
You may earn ASHA continuing education units (ASHA CEUs) or professional development hours (PDHs) for attending
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. Participants in the
pre-conference workshop (for an additional fee) can earn an additional 0.3 ASHA CEUs (or 3.0 PDHs), and participants in the
SEALs, STARs, and StAMPs Workshop (by invitation only; e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information) can earn an additional 0.15 ASHA CEUs (or 1.5 PDHs). 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.
The deadline for reporting your attendance at the in-person conferences to receive ASHA CEUs or PDHs and a certificate of attendance is August 5, 2019, 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 5.
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 2019 homepage.
If you add Connect On-Demand, you must still report your attendance at the live event by the August 5 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 5 deadline, credits will be reported to the Registry no later than August 19, 2019.
If you miss the reporting deadline because of an extenuating circumstance, see the ASHA Professional Development
Illinois Early Intervention Credential Credit
The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved these 11 in-person sessions for EI credential credit:
To receive Illinois Early Intervention credential credit, provide Proof of Attendance/Completion of the approved session(s) listed above to
Connect On-Demand Continuing Education Credit
If you are registered for Connect On-Demand, report the recorded sessions you watched to receive continuing education credit using our online reporting system. The deadline for reporting for Connect On-Demand to receive ASHA CEUs or PDHs and a certificate of attendance is November 15, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
If you add Connect On-Demand to your in-person registration, you must still report your attendance at the live event by the August 5 deadline.
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.
In-Person Event in Chicago
This program will be offered for up to 2.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area)
Up to 1.75 ASHA CEUs available for participating in all non-overlapping CE-eligible activities as part of the standard conference
0.3 ASHA CEUs for participating in the pre-conference workshop (for an additional fee)
0.15 ASHA CEUs for participating in the SEALs, STARs, and StAMPs Workshop (by invitation only; e-mail email@example.com for more information)
This program will offer at least 90 hours of content (Intermediate level; Professional area)
Participants cannot earn credit for watching recordings of sessions for which they claimed credit at the in-person event.