IDAHO SPEECH, HEARING AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES LICENSURE BOARD 


 

CONTINUING EDUCATION


Every person holding an Idaho Speech Language Pathology, Audiology or Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitter license must annually complete ten (10) contact hours of continuing education prior to license renewal.  One (1) continuing education hour shall equal one (1) clock hour.

The contact hours of continuing education shall be obtained in areas of study germane to the practice for which the license is issued as approved by the Board.

It shall be necessary for the applicant to provide documentation verifying attendance by securing authorized signatures or other documentation from the course instructors, providers, or sponsoring institution substantiating any hours attended by the applicant. This documentation must be maintained by the applicant and provided to the Board upon request by the Board or its agent.

Licensees shall not be required to meet the continuing education requirement for the first renewal.

NOTE: Effective January 1, 2021, each licensee will be required to successfully complete, in the three (3) years prior to their license expiration date, a minimum of thirty (30) contact hours of continuing education.  For more information, see Rule 400


                                        

AUDITS

The Board conducts annual audits to insure compliance with the continuing education requirements.  Audits may be initiated anytime after you renew your license.  By signing your renewal application, and answering "Yes" to the question that you have met the continuing education requirements, you are certifying to the Board that you have already obtained proof of having completed the required continuing education. 

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET MET THE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, DO NOT SUBMIT A RENEWAL APPLICATION INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE.  Submitting a fraudulent application for licensure is grounds for discipline against your license. If you are audited, you must submit a listing of all continuing education courses completed during the previous year AND proof of attendance documentation for each course. 

Failure to submit the required documentation may result in the Board taking disciplinary action against your license. 

You should review the Board's rules regarding continuing education before signing up for any continuing education offerings.

If you have questions about the CE requirements, you may e-mail the Bureau office. 

CE providers may obtain Board approval by submitting a completed Continued Education Approval Form.

For verification of Board approved courses/seminars click on the link below.

APPROVED CE COURSES