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ASHA Approved CE Provider Application

Applying for ASHA CE Provider Approval

The information below will help you determine if you are ready to apply for ASHA CE Provider status, as well as address common questions and concerns.

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Submitting Course Samples

When you apply, you must submit three courses held in the past 24 months. The courses must demonstrate compliance with the Continuing Education Board (CEB) requirements. Specifically, you must submit the following evidence for each of the courses: 

  • Findings and analysis used to determine the educational needs of audiologists or speech-language pathologists.
  • Learner outcomes.
  • Agenda or course structure.
  • Learner assessment strategies used.
  • Tool(s) used to evaluate the course.
  • Collated qualitative and/or quantitative results and the analysis performed on the course evaluation data.
  • A list of the changes your organization has made to its CE program and/or courses in response to the results of the program evaluation analysis.
  • The course promotional materials. The promotional materials must include required disclosures (e.g., instructional personnel, course content, and financial and in-kind disclosure statements).  

Having an Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologist on Staff

Organizations applying for ASHA Approved CE Provider status need to have an ASHA member or ASHA certificate holder serve as either the CEA or the CE Content Consultant. The intent is to have someone involved in course planning and development with knowledge of current issues in the field, as well as ASHA best practices. The individual does not need to be employed by the applicant, but they must be significantly and directly involved in all course planning, implementation, and evaluation. Please review the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator [PDF] and CE Content Consultant [PDF] job descriptions for details about the knowledge and skills required for these positions.

Organizational Entities

As long as you can demonstrate in the application that you are an established entity and have the necessary resources to comply with the CEB's 12 requirements [PDF], you can apply for Provider status. Please note that ASHA CE approves organizations, not individuals, brands, or products. The business type (sole proprietor, LLC, etc.) is not as important as the organization’s ability to comply with CEB Requirements.

Completing the Application

We suggest that you first carefully read through the instructions provided in the email you received after completing the application request form. The application is thorough, and it guides you through the required practices [PDF] that you will need to have in place in order to offer courses for ASHA CEUs. Gathering the required information before logging in to start your application will make the online submission easier.

The application is lengthy, but don't let that discourage you. It is designed to lead you to successful completion and prepare you to take on the role of an ASHA Approved CE Provider.

The application contains links to references and resources and you will receive periodic emails with additional links and tips. If you have questions about the application, please email ceapplication@asha.org. We are happy to help as you work through the application.

Fees

Once an organization is approved as an ASHA Approved CE Provider, the Provider annual fee must be paid. The Provider annual fee is not prorated. Your organization will be invoiced for the full Provider annual fee regardless of the month approved. In the Fall, you will receive an invoice for the following year, and it must be paid by December 31.

Learn more about other fees associated with maintaining ASHA CE Provider status.

Paying to Register Courses

There is no fee per course for ASHA Approved CE Providers. The annual fee allows the organization to register an unlimited number of courses in the year. The exception is cooperative offerings. There is an additional fee charged when an ASHA Approved CE Provider offers a course cooperatively with a party that is not an ASHA CE Provider. ASHA Approved CE Providers do not have to agree to offer courses cooperatively.

Timeline for Offering Courses for ASHA CEUs

For regular applications, the typical timeline from receipt of application to registering your first course is 3–6 months. If you chose an expedited process, this timeline may be reduced to 2–3 months.

Once an organization has been approved as an ASHA CE Provider, the CEA (and other relevant staff) will go through an in-depth New Provider Onboarding Process. This will ensure the ASHA CEA (and other staff) is set up to navigate their new roles as successfully and independently as possible. This Onboarding process consists of:

  • An initial 1 to 2-hour text-based tutorial and quizzes;
  • Five 2-hour meetings with ASHA CE’s Quality Assurance Manager that will follow the life cycle of your first course/offering (from planning through registration and reporting);
  • Guided resources and assignments between each meeting; and
  • Individualized and personal assistance throughout.

Please note: Before submitting the initial course for ASHA CEUs, CEAs must have completed the first three onboarding meetings and paid the year’s Annual Provider Fee. 

Advertising ASHA CEUs

You cannot advertise that ASHA CEUs are offered for any current or pending courses until after you are approved. You will receive your ASHA Approved CE Provider logo that you can use to advertise your Provider status once approved.

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