The Office of the Professions: Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Requirements

CE: 30 Contact Hours must be completed each 3 year renewal period. Of these 30 hours, at least 20 must be completed in a  "professional" area, and the remainder may be in a "related area."

"Professional" area is defined as: for speech-language pathologists: the study of normal processes, and the assessment and treatment of speech, voice, language, hearing and swallowing disorders. For audiologists: the study of normal processes, and the assessment and treatment of hearing, speech, voice, and language disorders. Within a three-year registration cycle, audiologists who are hearing aid dispensers must complete six of the professional hours in courses related to hearing aid selection and fitting. "Related" subject areas for both speech-language pathologists and audiologists means: legal or regulatory issues; reimbursement issues; general supervision; business practices; pedagogical methodologies; other topics which contribute to the professional practice of speech-language pathology and/or audiology; and other matters of health care, law, ethics and professional responsibility which contribute to the health and welfare of the public.