Mississippi-licensed speech language pathologists have a biennial renewal with a June 30th deadline, even years. Twenty (20) continuing education hours are required to renew a license. There are no limits on home study if ASHA approved. Ten (10) hours must directly relate to clinical practice.
Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course page for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clincial procedures. CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the completion date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter, regardless of when the course was completed.
Continuing Education Requirements
Speech language pathologists licensed in the state of Mississippi have a license renewal every two years with a June 30th deadline, even years. Twenty hours of continuing education are required for license renewal. There are no limits on home study if ASHA approved. Ten continuing education hours must directly relate to clinical practice.
Illinois-licensed speech language pathologists have a biennial license renewal with an October 31st deadline, odd years. Twenty (20) hours of continuing education are required in order to renew a license. There is no limit on home study if ASHA approved for distance learning.
Completion of continuing education assures the top possible standards for the speech language pathologists profession. All licensees are required to participate in continuing education as a condition of licensing.
Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course website for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clincial procedures. CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the completion date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter, regardless of when the course was completed. Provider #AAUM
Continuing Education Requirements
Illinois-licensed speech language pathologists have a license renewal every two years with an October 31st deadline, odd years. Twenty (20) continuing education hours are required to renew a license. There is no home study limit if ASHA approved for distance learning.
In response to dramatic changes in school-based practice, ASHA has developed a new position statement on the roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists in schools. Within the changing educational context, this document highlights critical roles for SLPs in education and the need for clinicians to become key players in school reform efforts. It is anticipated that this position may require a realignment of existing roles and responsibilities in the context of a reasonable workload with appropriate professional preparation and lifelong learning.
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Illinois-licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) renew every 2 years on October 31st (odd years). 20 hours of continuing education (CE) are required to renew. All 20 hours are allowed through ASHA-approved online (distance learning) courses.
In order to renew a speech-language pathology or audiology license, a licensee will be required to complete 20 hours of continuing education. In order to renew a speech-language pathology assistant license, a licensee will be required to complete 10 hours of continuing education.
A prerenewal period is the 24 months preceding October 31 of each odd-numbered year.
CE requirements shall be the same for licensed speech-language pathologists and licensed audiologists. Individuals who hold a license as a speech pathologist and as an audiologist will be required to complete 20 hours of continuing education for each license held.
One CE hour shall equal one clock hour of attendance. After completion of the initial CE hour, credit may be given in one-half hour increments.
A renewal applicant shall not be required to comply with CE requirements for the first renewal of an Illinois license.
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists licensed in Illinois but residing and practicing in other states shall comply with the CE requirements set forth in this Section.
Approved Continuing Education (CE):
CE hours shall be earned by verified attendance (e.g., certificate of attendance or certificate of completion) at, or participation in, a program or course (program) that is offered or sponsored by an approved continuing education sponsor.
CE credits may be earned for completion of a distance learning course that is offered by an approved sponsor who meets the requirements. Each distance learning course shall include an examination.
CE credit may be earned through postgraduate training programs in speech-language pathology or audiology (e.g., extern, residency or fellowship programs) or completion of speech-language pathology or audiology related courses that are a part of the curriculum of a college, university or graduate school. Courses that are part of the curriculum of a university, college or other educational institution shall be allotted CE credit at the rate of 15 CE hours for each semester hour or 10 CE hours for each quarter hour of school credit awarded.
CE credit may be earned for authoring papers, publications, dissertations or books and for preparing presentations and exhibits in the field of speech-language pathology and audiology. The preparation of each published paper, book chapter or professional presentation dealing with speech-language pathology or audiology may be claimed for a maximum of 5 hours of CE credit. A presentation must be before an audience of speech-language pathologists, audiologists or related professionals. Five credit hours may be claimed for only the first time the information is published or presented.
Approved CE Sponsors and Programs:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and its affiliates;
American Academy of Audiology and its affiliates;
Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association and its affiliates.
Illinois Academy of Audiology and its affiliates;
Any other accredited college or university, State agency, or any other person, firm, or association that has been approved and authorized by the Division in accordance with subsection (c)(2) to coordinate and present continuing education courses and programs in conjunction with this Section.
All programs shall:
Contribute to the advancement, extension and enhancement of the professional skills and scientific knowledge of the licensee in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology;
Foster the enhancement of general or specialized speech-language pathology or audiology practice and values;
Be developed and presented by persons with education and/or experience in the subject matter of the program;
Specify the course objectives, course content and teaching methods to be used; and
Specify the number of CE hours that may be applied to fulfilling the Illinois CE requirements for license renewal.
Certification of Compliance with CE Requirements
Each renewal applicant shall certify, on the renewal application, full compliance with the CE requirements.
The Division may require additional evidence demonstrating compliance with the CE requirements (e.g., certificate of attendance). This additional evidence shall be required in the context of the Division’s random audit. It is the responsibility of each renewal applicant to retain or otherwise produce evidence of compliance.
When there appears to be a lack of compliance with CE requirements, an applicant shall be notified in writing and may request an interview with the Board. At that time the Board may recommend that steps be taken to begin formal disciplinary proceedings as required by Section 10-65 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act [5 ILCS 100/10-65].