Continuing Education Credit

Schools Connect | Health Care Connect | Private Practice Connect
July 10–12, 2020
| Sheraton Dallas Hotel | Dallas, Texas

You may earn ASHA continuing education units (ASHA CEUs) or professional development hours (PDHs) (sometimes called contact hours) for attending Schools ConnectHealth 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.

In-Person Event

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

The deadline to report attendance at the in-person conferences to receive ASHA CEUs or PDHs and a certificate of attendance is July 27, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. If you miss the reporting deadline because of an extenuating circumstance, see the ASHA Professional Development appeals process.

You must submit your session attendance information via the online reporting system by July 27 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 July 27.

If you are a member of the ASHA CE Registry and report your attendance by the July 27 deadline, credits will be reported to the Registry no later than August 10, 2020.

Connect On-Demand

Connect On-Demand includes 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. 

If you are registered for Connect On-Demand, you must report the recorded sessions you watch 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 13, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. If you miss the reporting deadline because of an extenuating circumstance, see the ASHA Professional Development appeals process.

If you add Connect On-Demand to your in-person registration, you must still report your attendance at the live event by the July 27 deadline. Participants cannot earn credit for watching recordings of sessions for which they claimed credit at the in-person event.

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.

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