Midwestern Adult Communication Disorders Group
1218 Lin Manor * St. Louis, MO * 63122
Your Subtitle text

FAQ

CEU QUESTIONS/ANSWERS

SLP Continuing Education Requirements

Speech language pathologists must complete continuing education hours required to renew both their state SLP license (issued by the Board of Healing Arts) and their Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (CCC). 

Currently ASHA states that audiologists and speech language pathologist are subject to these requirements: "Licensees must complete 30 hours of continuing education per biennium. Dual licensees must complete 30 hours of continuing education in each field. Continuing education hours cannot be carried over to the next reporting period." from https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/MO/licensure/
However they also state: "The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information."

Missouri Board of Healing Arts Continuing Education Update (From Showmemsha.org)

You may recall that as of August 28, 2017, Senate Bill 50 triggered a change in the Missouri Board of Healing Arts Speech-Language Pathologist License renewal to a triannual renewal cycle. This would also change the requirements for continuing education units (CEU) from 30 hours every two years, to 30 hours every three years. It is important to remember that while this three-year cycle closely resembles the requirements established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), it would NOT necessarily be synchronized with your ASHA cycle.

The proposed rules for this amendment will be submitted for comment in the near future. The proposed rules will offer the change described above beginning with the 2019 licensure renewals. Proposed rules must be published and allow for a comment period prior to FINAL approval and implementation of change. MSHA will keep its members informed as to the status.



MACDG, usually, has the CEUs approved by MSHA which is sufficient to meet requirements for both Missouri and ASHA.  ASHA approved hours have also been hosted by MACDG; however, the approval process is more lengthy and more expensive for our non-for-profit organization.  Attendants must maintain their attendance certificate in the event of an audit by ASHA.   

MSHA AND ASHA LINKS ARE ON THE HOME PAGE OF MACDG'S WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING ANY CEU QUESTIONS.

Click on our Events page now to see what we are hosting for our next event!  We hope to see you there!


HANDOUTS 

 Our speakers are not under contract to provide handouts.  However, many times our speakers would like to put something in your hands to give you resources and tools that will help you.  When they are powerpoints and longer materials, MACDG has 'gone green' and opted not to print them for you.  We still want you to have access to them.  After we host the conference we will provide a link on the website under the "Education" page that will provide you the opportunity to print them for yourself.  The benefit of pre-registering is to have access to the handouts a week prior to the conference so you can print them before you come and use them to write your notes on during the conference.   When we printed them in the past we found that we either had too many and wasted a bunch of paper or we didn't have enough to share with all the attendants.  We want all of our attendants to be very happy!! 

PRE-REGISTRATION

Pre-registration is a big deal for MACDG.  It helps us know how to prepare the conference rooms (number of tables, chairs, whether or not to use two screens).  It helps us to know how provide for food, snacks and beverages (when we are unsure of how many people will come we can accidentally waste food or not have enough for our guests).  It helps us know if we can realistically print handouts or provide other tools.  We appreciate when you pre-register so much we take off $10.00 for the event and put your name in a drawing for a prize.  We want to make it easy for you.  You can click on "Pay Pal" under "Events" or mail us a check post marked before one week before the conference to let us know you are coming.  (Mail checks to 1218 Lin Manor St. Louis MO 63122).  When the "Pay Pal" is not on the Events page, that means the deadline for the next conference has passed for pre-registration and you will have to pay the full "at the door" fee.   If you are not sure how to pre-register, then please ask someone at the next conference you attend.  Thank you to those who pre-register!!  It really helps us!