How to Develop a Cooperative Offering

  1. Identify an ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider by looking at the provider listing. Providers who engage in cooperative agreements have an orange box that says “Cooperative” located to the right of the organizational information. Approach the Provider with your proposed course ideas. Note: ASHA Approved CE Providers enter into cooperative agreements at their own discretion and may charge your organization an additional fee for their administrative services.
  2. Contact the Approved Provider to arrange payment of cooperative fees (see fee schedule). The Approved Provider must submit the course registration materials and cooperative fee(s) to the ASHA CE Registry at the same time of registration.
  3. Provide the ASHA Approved Provider with the information to meet ASHA requirements (i.e., needs assessment, course agenda, learning outcomes, speaker disclosures). It is important that you meet all deadlines. If materials are late, ASHA will require that the course be appealed; doing so will delay registration, and you may be charged additional fees.
  4. Submit required materials [PDF] related to your course to the Approved Provider. Provide the required materials related to your course (as instructed by the ASHA Approved CE Provider) in time to ensure that the Approved Provider can meet ASHA's required timelines.
  5. Contact the Approved Provider to arrange payment of cooperative fees (see fee schedule). The Approved Provider must submit the course registration materials and cooperative fee(s) to the ASHA CE Registry at the same time of registration.
  6. Obtain the ASHA CE Brand Block from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Display the ASHA CE Brand Block and ASHA continuing education unit (CEU) sentence in your cooperative course’s promotional materials. The ASHA CE website outlines all of the requirements for promotional materials.
  7. Request ASHA CEU Participant Forms from the ASHA Approved CE Provider a minimum of 3 weeks before your course.
  8. Provide completed ASHA CEU Participant Forms to the ASHA Approved CE Provider according to the stipulated deadlines that the Provider has proposed. 
    Note: ASHA Approved CE Providers are required by the ASHA Continuing Education Board (CEB) to turn in post course materials no later than 45 days after the course is completed, or financial penalties apply.

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