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Audiologists who maintain ABA certification must meet standards for number and type of continuing education hours. Specific requirements for recertification may be viewed on the recertify page per certification.

Continuing education activities must be those directed toward professionals in the field of audiology and must focus on increasing knowledge and skills in the practice of audiology in one or more of the following approved content areas:

  • Amplification
  • Audiologic Rehabilitation
  • Diagnostics
  • Technology Issues
  • Ethics
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Hearing Science
  • Practice Management
  • Professional Issues
  • Vestibular Assessment and Management

Continuing education activities that directly pertain to ethics include the following:

  • Scope of practice
  • Fair billing practices
  • Confidentiality and privacy, including HIPAA
  • Cultural competency and humility
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Other topics directly related to professional codes of ethics, as determined by the ABA

Presentation abstracts must clearly indicate that audiology ethics are a significant part of the subject matter.

Approved Providers for Continuing Education 

The ABA does not offer CE programs. Typically, associations or private entities provide continuing education through conferences, journals, or distance learning programs. The ABA considers the following organizations to be approved providers: 

  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Medical Association
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • American Speech–Language–Hearing Association
  • State audiology organizations also may be approved CE providers

See pages 13 to 14 in the ABA Certified Candidate Handbook for additional options for approved continued education that can be self-reported through the certificant’s online dashboard:

  • Authorship of a Publication (up to 0.3 Tier 1 credits)
  • College or University Courses
  • Teaching Activities
  • Leadership Activities 

Some of the resources for earning continuing education hours are listed below:


View upcoming live and on-demand Web seminars

Journal of the American Academy of Audiology

View JAAA CEU program

Ethics in Audiology “Green Book”

View the ethics “Green Book” CEU program

State Audiology Organizations

Click here to view state conferences offering CEUs

Access online continuing education courses, including Tier I credits

Organizations wishing to become approved continuing education providers may visit the Continuing Education Provider Information page for the American Academy of Audiology.

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