Audiologists who maintain the ABA Certified credential must complete 20 hours of continuing education (CE) annually, including a minimum of five hours of Tier I continuing education and one hour in professional ethics. Holders of the PASC and/or CISC credential must complete 60 hours of continuing education every three years, including a minimum of 15 hours of Tier I continuing education and three hours in professional ethics. Thirty of the 60 hours must pertain to pediatrics or cochlear implants.
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:
- Audiologic Rehabilitation
- Technology Issues
- Ethics (includes topics such as fair billing, HIPAA and privacy, cultural competency, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), etc.)
- Hearing Conservation
- Hearing Science
- Practice Management
- Professional Issues
- Vestibular Assessment and Management
The ABA considers the following organizations to be approved providers of CEUs:
- American Academy of Audiology (the only approver of Tier 1 CEUs)
- American Medical Association
- American Speech–Language–Hearing Association
- International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
- 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 your online dashboard:
- Authorship of a Publication (up to 0.3 Tier 1 credits)
- College or University Courses
- Teaching Activities
- Leadership Activities
There are many ways to get all of your CEUs including conventions, manufacturer trainings, or even online! Here are some links to check out for ideas:
- JAAA CEU Program
- Ethics in Audiology
- State Organization Meetings
- Audiology Online (Search for Tier 1 in the Association tab)
- Academy Annual Conference
Continuing education through eAudiology will automatically post to your CE transcript, whether or not you are an Academy member. For courses taken through Audiology Online and other qualified providers, you can provide them with your Academy web ID (again, whether you are a member or not) to have your CEUs reported to the Academy for posting, so that you don’t have to self-report them later.
Although non-Academy members will not be able to print an official transcript for licensure reporting, CEUs will at least be posted for the purpose of ABA continuing education audits.
Please note that CEUs through Audiology Online and other providers do not immediately post to your transcript, but if you are coming up on your renewal deadline and know you have completed the total CEUs required, go ahead and renew your certification. Any third-party vendor CEUs will be posted by the time you might be audited if you have provided your Academy web ID to the vendor.
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