Kentucky Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Speech-Language Pathology Assistant licensees must earn 30 hours of continuing education each renewal period. Dual license holders must earn 50 hours of continuing education.
All continuing education must be earned by January 31 of the renewal period.
Methods of Acquiring Continuing Education Hours
Continuing education hours applicable to the renewal of the license shall be directly related to the professional growth and development of a speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology assistant, or audiologist.
An educational program from any of the following providers shall be deemed to be relevant to the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology and shall be approved without further review by the board:
- The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- The American Academy of Audiology
Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide online continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. Over 25 courses available at: http://www.pdresources.org/Courses/Speech-and-Hearing/AllCourses/CourseID/1/
No more than 10 hours of continuing education may be earned online in one day.
Related continuing education subjects which are not specifically a part of the field of speech-language pathology or audiology may be approved for up to four (4) continuing education hours if the board believes that the related areas serve to enhance the licensee’s ability to practice. The four (4) hour maximum credit for related areas of study by the licensee shall be applicable to only one (1) license (speech-language pathology or audiology) for those individuals who hold dual licensure.
Each licensee is responsible for securing documentation to support proof of attendance. The board will require documentation of obtained continuing education hours if you are audited. Do not send documentation of continuing education to the board unless you are audited.
Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology: http://slp.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx