A Professional Development Hour is 60 minutes spent in professional development activity as a learner and participant.
ASHA requires all CCC-SLPs to obtain 30 professional development hours every 3 years. But, did you know that ASHA does NOT require those 30 hours of professional development activities to be obtained through ASHA CEU courses?
All Therapist Neurodiversity Collective courses and presentations count towards ASHA professional development hours. Every live event or on-demand webinar recording comes with a certificate of completion that may be used to verify professional development hours.
American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) – Professional Development
The ASHA Clinical Certification Standards define professional development as an instructional activity where the certificate holder is the learner;
- that is related to the science or contemporary practice of speech-language pathology or speech/language sciences;
- that results in the acquisition of new knowledge and skills, or the enhancement of current knowledge and skills necessary for independent practice in any practice setting and area of practice;
- where the certificate holder is responsible for determining that the professional development activity is appropriate, relevant, and meaningful to any practice setting and area of practice;
- in which the certificate holder’s attendance can be documented by a third party such as an employer, educational institution, or sponsoring organization.
- Your professional development should reflect your selection of acceptable activities and be documented using reporting units called professional development hours (PDHs).
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®): Page 18 – “Receive mentoring from a currently certified occupational therapy practitioner or other professional in good standing to improve the skills of the protégé.” “Participate in a professional study group/ online study group designed to advance knowledge through active participation.” 2 hours = 1 unit. May earn up to 18 units.
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS): “Professional Presentations: (Maximum of 5 credits cumulative across subcategories in each 3-year cycle.)”
Non-peer reviewed presentations (each worth 1 MOSC credit):
– in-service presentations
– presentation to professional groups
– presentation to client-based groups
– presentation to community groups
– panelist at a forum