Continuing Education and Obtaining CEUs
I. Sponsorship for Recognized Area Groups of ISHA
The Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association is an ASHA approved CE Provider. Area groups affiliated with ISHA are eligible for applying for ASHA CEUs. To apply for ASHA CEUs, ISHA area groups must complete and submit the annual Area Group Agreement Form and work with the ISHA Continuing Education Administrator to meet all ASHA CE requirements. The application process involves the submission of the following documents: Area Group CEU Application, Program Planner Relationship Disclosure Form, Instructional Personnel Relationship Disclosure Form and promotional materials. All paperwork is due a minimum of 30 days prior to the CEU event. All promotional materials must be pre-approved by the ISHA CEA before they can be distributed.
Recognized Area Groups interested in offering ASHA CEU's through ISHA should contact the ISHA Continuing Education Administrator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ISHA can co-sponsor a workshop with an Outside Organization if the program is directly related to audiology and/or speech-language pathology. The fee required by ASHA for registration and co-sponsorship would be paid by the outside organization. At least 4 months prior planning with ISHA is required to coordinate co-sponsorship.
Organizations interested in offering ASHA CEU's through co-sponsorship should contact the ISHA Continuing Education Administrator at: email@example.com
III. Independent Study Programs
Independent Study Programs are also available to meet the needs of professionals who prefer an alternative to group instructional activities. Under the independent study model, the participant develops and implements a plan of study under the direction of an individual approved by the ISHA Continuing Education Committee. Continuing education units are then provided based on the amount of time devoted to the activity.
Individuals interested in earning ASHA CEU's through Independent Study should contact the ISHA Independent Study Continuing Education Administrator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ISHA Conflict of Interest Policy
The Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association is an ASHA approved CE Provider. It is the policy of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CE courses. Therefore, in accordance with ASHA mandates, the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association requires that all individuals involved in developing and delivering course content to be offered for ASHA CEUs disclose relevant financial and nonfinancial relationship(s) by completing a disclosure form. If potential conflict of interest is identified, the Continuing Education Administrator will contact the planner and/or presenter to attempt to understand how the relationship may influence the content of the course and decide appropriate actions. Individuals who refuse to complete the disclosure form will not be considered for ASHA CEUs.