PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY CONCERNING FENTANYL AND FENTANYL-LACED SUBSTANCES

Board of Communications Disorders and Sciences

Continuing Education

Hours Required

Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists:

All Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists must complete a minimum of ten (10) hours of continuing education during each calendar year.

Five (5) hours of the ten (10) hour requirement must have been obtained in the licensee's area of practice (Speech Language Pathology or Audiology); and

Five (5) hours of the ten (10) hour requirement may regard either Speech Language Pathology or Audiology.

For new licensees, proof of successful completion of all education and training requirements required for licensure in Tennessee, pursuant to Rule 1370-01-.04, which have been completed during the twelve (12) months preceding licensure, shall constitute continuing education credit for the initial period of licensure.

Speech Language Pathology Assistants:

All Speech Language Pathology Assistants must complete a minimum of five (5) hours of continuing education during each calendar year. For new registrants, proof of successful completion of all education and training requirements required for registration in Tennessee, pursuant to Rule 1370-01-.14, which have been completed during the twelve (12) months preceding registration, shall constitute continuing education credit for the initial period of registration.

Multi-media education:

Multi-Media - With successful completion of a written post-experience examination to evaluate material retention, multi-media courses may be taken for continuing education credit.

For Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, the ten (10) hours required may be granted for multi-media courses during each calendar year.

For Speech Language Pathology Assistants, the five (5) hours required may be granted for multi-media courses during each calendar year.

Multi-Media courses may include courses utilizing:

Group: Synchronous, live event. Instruction requires the simultaneous participation of all students and instructors in real time. Learners interact with the learning materials and the instructor at a specific location and time. Examples include but are not limited to workshops, seminars, symposium, webinar/videoconference, journal group, grand rounds, conventions, and conferences.

Individual: Asynchronous. Learners choose their own instructional time frame and location and interact with the learning materials and instructor according to their own schedules. Examples include but are not limited to video recordings, correspondence courses, audio recordings, programmed study, computer-assisted learning, and reading peer review journals/newsletters.

Blended: Combines elements of both group and individual learning experiences. These may be distance learning/online as well as face-to-face/in person.  These courses might have prerequisite reading, videotaping/case study viewing that must be completed prior to, during, or after the face-to-face/in person portion. Examples include but are not limited to live webinar that has required reading/case study review for which the participant will earn credit for successfully completing prior to, during, or after the live segment.

Independent Study: A learning event proposed by the learner and reviewed, monitored and approved by a Board approved independent study provider.