State Requirements

Speech-Language Pathologists – CE Requirements by State

The following is a list of state requirements for continuing education for Speech-Language Pathologists. As state regulations change periodically, be sure to check with your state Board for the latest rules and regulations.

 

Alabama
12 hours, due by 12/31 every year
A minimum of 10 of the required 12 hours must be in Content Area I (page 4-7).

The Board approves CE providers and courses. PDH Academy is an approved provider.
Board Website: Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

Alaska
No continuing education required.

Board Website: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development

 

Arizona
20 hours, due by the last day of the month of original licensure, every 2 years
(SLP Assistants: 20 hours, due by the last day of the month of original licensure, every 2 years)

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Arizona Department of Health Services

 

Arkansas
10 hours, due by 6/30 every year
A minimum of 5 of the required 10 hours must be in Content Area I (page 13).

The Board does not pre-approve CE providers or courses.
Board Website: Arkansas Board of Examiners – Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

California
24 hours, due by the last day of the licensee’s birth month, every 2 years
(SLP Assistants: 12 hours, due by the last day of the licensee’s birth month, every 2 years)

For SLP Assistants there is no limit to the amount of hours you may complete online or home study. Only 6 hours may be completed through home study/online for SLP’s. 

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board

 

Colorado
10 hours, due by 11/30 every year

The Board does not pre-approve CE providers or courses in the category of Coursework (page 8).
Board Website: Colorado Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification

 

Connecticut
20 hours, due by the last day of the month before the licensee’s birth month, every 2 years

The Board does not pre-approve CE providers or courses.
Board Website: Connecticut Department of Public Health

 

Delaware
30 hours, due by 7/31 odd years
A minimum of 20 of the required 30 hours must be in Clinical Skills.

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Delaware Board of Speech Pathologists, Audiologists, and Hearing Aid Dispensers

 

District of Columbia
20 hours, due by 12/31 even years
Must include 1 hour of Ethics

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: D. C. Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

 

Florida
30 hours, due by 12/31 odd years
(SLP Assistants: 20 hours, due by 12/31 odd years)
Must include 2 hours of Prevention of Medical Errors

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers, except Prevention of Medical Errors, which the Board approves. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

 

Georgia
20 hours, due by 3/31 odd years
A maximum of 10 hours can be taken in a 24-hour period

The Board does not pre-approve CE providers or courses.
Board Website: Georgia State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

Hawaii
No continuing education required.

Board Website: Hawaii Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology

 

Idaho
10 hours, due by licensee’s birth date every year
5 hours may be carried over annually

PDH Academy’s courses are approved by the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses.
Board Website: Idaho Speech and Hearing Services Board

 

Illinois
20 hours, due by 10/31 odd years
(SLP Assistants: 10 hours, due by 10/31 odd years)

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Illinois Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

Indiana
36 hours, due by 12/31 odd years

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Speech-Language Pathology Audiology Board

 

Iowa
30 hours, due by 12/31 odd years
Only 16 hours may be completed through home study.

The Board does not pre-approve CE providers or courses.
Board Website: Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology

 

Kansas
20 hours, due by 10/31 every 2 years

The Board approves CE providers and courses.
Board Website: Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

 

Kentucky
30 hours, due by 1/31 every 2 years
Must include 2 hours of Ethics
A maximum of 10 hours can be taken in a 24-hour period

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

 

Louisiana
10 hours, due by 6/30 every year
(SLP Assistants: 10 hours, due by 6/30 every year)
A minimum of 5 of the required 10 hours must be in the area of licensure
10 hours (online) or 5 hours (correspondence) may be completed through home study

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers.
Board Website: Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

Maine
10 hours, due by 2/28 every year
Only 4 hours may be completed through home study

The Board does not pre-approve CE providers or courses.
Board Website: Maine Board of Speech, Audiology and Hearing

 

Maryland

30 hours, due by 12/31 every 2 years
(SLP Assistants: 10 hours, due by 12/31 odd years)
A minimum of 20 of the required 30 hours for SLPs (5 of the required 10 hours for SLPAs) must be in communication disorders/speech-language pathology.

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers “in most instances. If in doubt, request prior approval of the program.”

Board Website: Maryland Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers & Speech-Language Pathologists

 

Massachusetts
20 hours, due by 1/6 even years

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Massachusetts Board of Registration for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

Michigan
20 hours, due 9/30 every 2 years
Only 15 hour may be completed through home study. A maximum of 12 hours can be taken in a 24-hour period. Must include 1 hour of pain management.

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Michigan Board of Speech-Language Pathology

 

Minnesota
30 hours, due by EITHER 1/31 OR 5/31 every 2 years (check your license for your renewal cycle)

The Board does not pre-approve CE providers or courses.
Board Website: Minnesota Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist Advisory Council

 

Mississippi
20 hours, due by 6/30 even years
(SLP Assistants: 20 hours, due by 6/30 even years)
A minimum of 10 of the required 20 hours must be “directly related to the clinical practice of speech-language pathology or audiology”

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Mississippi State Department of Health

 

Missouri
30 hours, due by 12/31 even years

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Missouri Advisory Commission for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

 

Montana
40 hours, due by 2/1 odd years
(SLP Assistants: 20 hours, due by 2/1 every year)

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Montana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

 

Nebraska
20 hours, due by 12/1 even years
(SLP Assistants: 10 hours, due by 12/1 even years)
Only 10 hours (5 for Assistants) may be completed through home study

The Board does not pre-approve CE providers or courses.
Board Website: Nebraska Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

 

Nevada
15 hours, due by 12/31 every year

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Nevada Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Board

 

New Hampshire
30 hours, due by 12/31 odd years
(SLP Assistants: 12 hours to be 12/31/odd years)
Only 15 hours (online) or 12 hours (correspondence) may be completed through home study for SLP’s. There is no limit for home study for SLP Assistants.

The Board does not pre-approve CE providers or courses.
Board Website: New Hampshire Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board

 

New Jersey
20 hours, due by 10/31 odd years
Only 10 hours may be completed through home study
5 hours may be carried over into the next renewal cycle if earned within the 6 months prior to license renewal

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: New Jersey Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee

 

New Mexico
20 hours, due by 1/30 every 2 years

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: New Mexico Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board

 

New York
30 hours, due by the last day of the licensee’s birth month, every 3 years
Only 20 hours may be completed through home study

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: New York State Board for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

North Carolina
30 hours, due by 12/31 every 3 years

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

 

North Dakota
10 hours, due by 12/31 every year

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: North Dakota Board of Examiners on Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

 

Ohio
20 hours, due by 12/31 even years
Must include 2 hours of Ethics; MAY include 1 hour of Human Trafficking

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

Oklahoma
20 hours, due by 12/31 even years
Must include 3 hours of Ethics

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

Oregon
30 hours, due by 12/31 odd years
(SLP Assistants: 15 hours, due by 12/31 odd years)

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

Pennsylvania
20 hours, due by 7/31 even years
The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.

Board Website: Pennsylvania Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

Rhode Island
20 hours, due by 6/30 even years

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Rhode Island Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Board of Examiners

 

South Carolina
16 hours, due by 3/31 every 2 years
(SLP Assistants: 8 hours, due by 3/31 every 2 years)

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: South Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

South Dakota
20 hours, due by 10/1 odd years
(SLP Assistants: 20 hours, due by 10/1 odd years)

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology

 

Tennessee
10 hours, due by 12/31 every year
(SLP Assistants: 5 hours, due by 12/31 every year)

The Board does not pre-approve CE providers or courses.
Board Website: Tennessee Board of Communications Disorders and Sciences

 

Texas
20 hours, due by the last day of the licensee’s birth month, every 2 years
Must include 2 hours of Ethics

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Texas Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

Utah
20 hours, due by 5/31 odd years

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Utah Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Licensing Board

 

Vermont
30 hours, due by 6/30 every 3 years

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Vermont Agency of Education

 

Virginia
10 hours, due 12/31 every year

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

 

Washington
30 hours, due by licensee’s birth date every 3 years
(SLP Assistants: 30 hours, due by licensee’s birth date every 3 years)
Must include 1 hour of Infection Control

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Washington State Board of Hearing and Speech

 

West Virginia
20 hours, due by 12/31 even years
(SLP Assistants: 10 hours, due by 12/31 even years)
Must include 2 hours of Ethics – 1 per year

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: West Virginia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

 

Wisconsin
20 hours, due by 1/31 odd years
Must include 2 hours of Ethics

The Board accepts CE from ASHA Approved CE Providers. PDH Academy is an ASHA approved provider.
Board Website: Wisconsin Hearing and Speech Examining Board

 

Wyoming
12 hours, due by 12/31 every year

The Board’s Rules are under revision. Please check back.
Board Website: Wyoming Board of Speech Pathologists and Audiologists