Continuing Education Requirements – Florida (Speech Language Pathology)

CEUs are hours of instruction that can be obtained by finishing various “professional development” programs. They could also be called continuing education hours or maintenance hours for certificates.

In a broad sense, CEUs are obtained by successfully completing courses that teach students about subjects related to speech-language pathology. These could be conferences, webinars, podcasts, or videos. Some of these courses are only an hour long and focus on a single topic, while others are longer and cover more ground.

Approved Providers for CEUs

Courses relevant to the scope of practice are available from the following providers:
● American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
● Board approved courses listed in CEBroker

Continuing Education Requirements

Speech-Language Pathology License
Renewal for the First Time: Speech Language Pathologists who renew their license for the first time and were licensed within six months or less of the conclusion of the biennial cycle are free from CE requirements.

Speech Language Pathologists who renew their license for the first time and were initially licensed between January 1 and June 30 of an odd year must complete 18 clinically related hours and a 2-hour course on medical mistake prevention.

Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists renewing their licences for the first time and who were first licensed between January 1 and December 31 of an even year must complete 30 credit hours, 18 of which must be clinically related, 10 non clinical hours, and a 2 hour course on medical error prevention.

Assistant In Speech-Language Pathology License
Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists renewing their licenses for the first time and who were first licensed between January 1 and December 31 of an even year must complete 30 credit hours, 18 of which must be clinically related, 10 non clinical hours, and a 2 hour course on medical error prevention.

If you are renewing your license for the first time and were licensed during the first half of the biennium, you must complete the 20 hours of authorized CE.

Continuing Education Audit System

Each month, the Department selects a random sample of license renewals for auditing. If the licensee is chosen for an audit, they will be notified when their renewal notice arrives. Following that, the licensee will be required to submit copies of certificates, transcripts, or other documentation to verify attendance, participation, and completion of continuing education requirements. Licenses will not be renewed unless and until continuing education requirements are met.

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