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Continuing Education

Welcome to the Continuing Education section of our website. Here you’ll find a link to the Montana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists site, as well as information for how to obtain MSHA and/or ASHA approved CEUs.

Information from the government of Montana on Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Mary Callahan and Anne Juel are the Continuing Education Administrators. Mary handles  MSHA sponsored CEUs and Anne handles ASHA sponsored CEUs.  They are both able to answer questions about the process.

State licensure requires 40 hours of continuing education every odd year, and ASHA certification requires 30 hours during each 3-year certification maintenance interval. MSHA sponsored CEUs follow the same standard set by ASHA. The Montana Board of Speech-language Pathology and Audiology accepts both MSHA and ASHA CEUs.

To get started, contact either Mary Callahan slp.callahan@yahoo.com or Anne Juel annejuel2002@yahoo.com. They will send you the necessary forms for documentation. Note that this can take up to 60 days to get your event approved. Currently MSHA CEUs are available to current MSHA members as a member benefit. If you are not a MSHA member, you can join MSHA prior to or at the event to obtain the MSHA certificate.  If the event offers only MSHA but not ASHA CEUs, you can submit these to ASHA on your own through this if you are audited.  http://www.asha.org/certification/SubmitComplianceForm/

MSHA is an ASHA Approved CE Provider. We are the only ASHA approved CE Provider in the state of Montana. In this role, we conduct, evaluate, and continuously improve our continuing education (CE) courses using the standards and requirements established by the ASHA Continuing Education Board (CEB). AS CEA (Continuing Education Administrator), Anne Juel is liaison between ASHA and MSHA.

Feel free to contact Mary or Anne  if you have any questions related to CEUs.

To get started, here are links for how to set up an independent study and how to set up a cooperative offering.

For a MSHA  Independent Study, use this form.

MSHA independent studies for CEUs 2017

If you also want ASHA CEUs,  you will need this form too.

Independent-Study-Activity-Form

For a cooperative offering, use this form.

MSHACEU applicaiton BLANK12-5-2016

MSHA Continuing Education Cooperative Plan 2017

MSHA independent studies for CEUs3-4-17

News

Changes to the board’s CE rules were adopted went into effect 8/19/17 per MAR 24-222-26 (see proposal notice for amended rule language). Some changes include:

  • Speech-language pathologists and audiologists must get 10 CE hours annually. Dual licensees
    must get 15 hours annually.
  • There are no CE requirements until a licensee’s first full year of licensure.

Please contact the board if you have any questions. The Secretary of State’s official online administrative rules have not yet been updated to reflect these amendments.

General Information – Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

  • Per ARM 24.222.2102, licensed speech-language patholgists and audiologists have continuing education requirements.
  • Some sponsors are already approved by rule (see below). People may also submit requests to the board for approval of other courses.

Approved CE Programs/Courses Which Meet Board CE Requirements

Any program or course sponsored by the following organizations: American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA); Montana Speech and Hearing Association (MSHA); American Academy of Audiologists (AAA); Academy of Dispensing Audiologists (ADA); and Montana Audiology Guild (MAG)
Other Board-Approved CE Courses (updated 8/3/17)

Applying for CE Course Approval

To apply for CE hours for a course not already approved by the board, submit the CE approval form to the board per the instructions on the form. The course will be considered by the board at an upcoming meeting. Once a course is approved it will be added to the approved course/program list.

Contact Information
Phone: 406-841- 2305
Email: audit@mt.gov