ASHA Professional Development Appeals Process

To earn ASHA CEUs or professional development hours (PDHs) and to receive a session report/certificate of completion, participants must report their sessions and/or complete the learning assessment (exam or open-ended self-assessment question) online by the published date. If you need a record of the sessions you attended or courses you completed—or think you may need a record in the future—you must report for credit or complete the learning assessment by the published deadline.

The reporting/completion deadline for earning continuing education credit for ASHA Professional Development events and courses is clearly published for each individual program. For in-person events, the reporting deadline is clearly published in the conference program book and online. For online conferences, the reporting deadline is clearly published online and in the conference site. For other online courses and physical courses (e.g., DVD courses), the completion deadline is clearly published as part of the introductory materials (under "Important Information") available in the ASHA Learning Center as well as on the Table of Contents published on the ASHA Store.

If you are a member of the ASHA CE Registry, credits will be reported to the Registry approximately 2 weeks after the reporting deadline.

If you do not complete the learning assessment and/or report your attendance by the deadline and have extenuating circumstances, you may choose to initiate an appeal, for which there is a non-refundable $50 processing fee. Appeals are adjudicated individually by the Continuing Education Board and are not guaranteed to be granted. To avoid the expense and uncertainty of an appeal, it is essential for participants to report their session attendance online and/or complete the learning assessment by the published deadline. If you have an extenuating circumstance, contact for details on how to appeal.

Per ASHA's Scientific and Professional Education Board, as of June 1, 2016, appeals will be accepted only for extenuating circumstances and only for 6 months from the published reporting/completion date for the program. After the 6-month period has ended, ASHA Professional Development can no longer accept appeals.

Effective as of June 1, 2016

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