CE: 30 hours continuing education must be completed each two-year renewal period. The biennial continuing education compliance period shall extend for a two-year period between January 1st of each even-numbered year and December 31st of each odd-numbered year.
The maximum number of hours for independent study is 16 hours.
A combined total of six hours per biennium may be used for the following activities:
- Government regulations
- CPR, child abuse and dependent adult abuse
- A maximum of two hours may be used for business-related topics.
Training for Identifying and Reporting Abuse
Iowa-licensed speech-language pathologists and audiologists shall complete an approved training program in identifying and reporting abuse. An approved training program is a training program using a curriculum approved by the abuse education review panel of the Department of Public Health. Continuing education credit from these courses can be used for license renewal if an approved provider gives the course and continuing education credit is awarded. At the time of renewal, the licensee will be required to document completion of the training requirements.
An Iowa-licensed speech-language pathologist or audiologist who regularly provides primary health care to children shall complete:
- Two hours of training in child abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years.
An Iowa-licensed speech-language pathologist or audiologist who regularly provides primary health care to adults shall complete:
- Two hours of training in dependent adult abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years.
An Iowa-licensed speech-language pathologist or audiologist social who regularly provides primary health care to adults and children shall complete training on the identification and reporting of abuse in dependent adults and children. This training may be completed through two separate courses or in one combined two-hour course that includes curricula for identifying and reporting child abuse and dependent adult abuse.
For more information visit The Iowa Board of Speech Pathology & Audiology