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Question:
Does MSCC offer ASHA CE's?


Answer:
In order for MSCC to stay true to our mission to provide affordable continuing education courses to medical speech-language pathologists, we do not belong to the ASHA CE registry system.  It is not necessary for MSCC to be part of the ASHA registry in order for the courses we offer to count towards your ASHA contact hours required to renew your certification.  See info below.



ASHA Continued Professional Development Requirements


Information compiled from ASHA website

Question:
Can I take a CE activity that is not offered through an ASHA-approved CE Provider and still get ASHA credit towards the required hours to renew?


Answer:
Yes. You may choose to accumulate the required 30 contact hours through participation in employer-sponsored in-service or other continuing education activities that contribute to professional development; however, you will not earn ASHA CEUs or be able to maintain the hours on the ASHA CE Registry to document your participation.

If you need to earn ASHA CEUs, and the organization offering the CE activity is not an ASHA-approved CE Provider, you may choose to develop an Independent Study plan and have it approved and monitored by an ASHA-approved CE provider as an Independent Study. 

Non-ASHA approved CE course count towards your required contact hours - you must track them yourself, they will NOT appear in your ASHA CE registry.

Question:
What are the criteria for selecting a good continuing education provider and/or activity?


Answer:
When you are choosing a professional development activity, you should consider and evaluate the following:
  • What are the knowledge, skills, and competencies that you need to acquire or enhance?
  • Can the provider clearly explain the content so that you can determine whether it will meet your needs? Does the description match the course title?
  • Is the target audience identified? Do you fit the audience?
  • Is there a limit to the number of people who can attend so that hands-on applications and opportunities to practice new skills are feasible?
  • Are learning outcomes stated and do they indicate what you will be able to do as a result of attending?
  • To help you distinguish between broad overview courses and in-depth courses, look at whether the number of learning outcomes is reasonable for the length of the program.
  • Do the instructor's credentials indicate that a meaningful program will be presented?
Question:
Can I earn ASHA CEUs for professional development activities I take through my state or my employer?


Answer:
If your state association, employer, or other provider is an ASHA-approved CE provider, then you will be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs. If the provider is not an ASHA-approved CE provider, you can use the contact hours you accumulate to meet your maintenance requirement as long as the activity meets the definition of professional development and it occurs during your 3-year maintenance interval.

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