CONTINUING EDCUATION REQUIREMENTS:
The continuing education requirements are intended to maintain and improve the quality of services provided to the public by licensed speech-language pathologists, audiologists, assistants in speech-language pathology, and assistants in audiology. Continuing education credits include courses beyond the basic preparation which are designed to promote and enrich knowledge, improve skills, and develop attitudes for the enhancement of the licensees, thus improving the speech and hearing care to the public.
Proof of having earned at least 20 clock hours of continuing education (CE) with at least two clock hours in ethics during the two-year renewal cycle is required by each licensee. The hours must have been completed prior to the date of expiration of the license. Dual licensees must complete 30 clock hours of CEs with at least two clocks in ethics during the two-year renewal cycle.
§741.162 (c) A minimum of twenty clock hours (two CEUs) shall be required to renew a license issued for a two-year term. The holder of dual licenses, meaning both a speech-language pathology license and an audiology license, shall be required to earn 30 clock hours (three CEUs) to renew a license issued for a two-year term. Effective April 30, 2009, a license holder must complete a minimum of 2.0 clock hours (0.2 CEUs) in ethics as part of the continuing education requirement each renewal term.
The licensee is responsible for maintaining a record of his or her continuing education experiences. The certificates, diplomas, registries, or other documentation verifying earning of continuing education hours are not to be forwarded to the board at the time of renewal unless the licensee has been selected for audit by the board.
Please note that interns in speech-language pathology and interns in audiology do not earn CEUs during their internship.
LIST OF APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION SPONSORS:
All continuing education courses must be provided by one of the board approved CE sponsors:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA)
American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
Texas Academy of Audiology (TAA)
For more information regarding continuing education requirements, including renewal requirements, please refer to the program rules, which can be obtained online via http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/speech/sp_rules.shtm