The most often asked question: Is it TSHA or ASHA CE Credit?

This is one of the most often asked questions and one of the most misunderstood CEU issues.

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TSHA is an approved sponsor for SLP CEU in the state of Texas as well as an ASHA approved CE provider. TSHA and ASHA have a reciprocating agreement, in that they recognize each other’s program of approved hours. You can attend a TSHA approved CEU and receive credit for CE hours that will go towards renewing your license as well as maintenance of your ASHA CCC.  ASHA uses “CEU” (1 CEU is equal to 10 TSHA hours) while TSHA uses “hours.”   TSHA hours can count towards ASHA requirements, and CCC and ASHA hours can count towards Texas licensure requirements.  ASHA requires 30 hours (3.0 CEU’s) every 3 years to renew the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).  TSHA hours do not count towards the ASHA ACE award.  If you are working to earn ASHA’s Award for Continuing Education Excellence (ACE), then you must list all of your CE hours with ASHA.

If you are a TSHA member, TSHA maintains a CE registry that lists only TSHA approved courses. The TSHA registry is free to any TSHA member.  You don't have to submit anything in this case, because when TSHA receives the registration roster (your TSHA number is on the roster), it is automatically loaded to the TSHA registry.

ASHA maintains the CE registry that lists only ASHA approved courses. If you are paying extra to ASHA to be on their registry, then submit to ASHA.  If you are not a member of either organization, then you need to hang onto your verification form in case you are audited.  CE units/hours cannot be posted to both the TSHA and ASHA CR registries.

The Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology requires 20 hours in 2 years, with 2 of those hours being in ethics.  ASHA requires all certificate holders to accumulate 30 certification maintenance hours every 3 years to maintain their CCC. TSHA itself does not require any hours to maintain membership.  When you are audited by the board for proof of CEU’s, you can print a TSHA registry transcript (free to members), or your ASHA registry ($24.00 per year) and send it to the Licensure Board.  When you are audited by ASHA for your CCC renewal, you print your TSHA CE registry transcript and send to ASHA.  If your hours are listed on the ASHA registry, you do nothing. ASHA can look at the registry and know how many hours you have earned.  I hope this answers some questions and clears some confusion.

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