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Arizona Speech Therapy Continuing Education

How many continuing education hours are required during a reporting period?

Speech-Language Pathologists: SLPs licensed in Arizona are required to complete twenty (20) continuing education hours every two (2) years.

New Licensees: N/A

SLP Assistants: N/A

How long is the reporting period?

Two (2) years.

Due Date

On license renewal.

How is credit hour defined?


Can CE credits be carried over into the next reporting period?


Are there any specific courses that must be taken?


What types of activities can be used for the continuing education requirements?

Courses that include advances within the last five (5) years in:

    • Practice of audiology,
    • Practice of speech-language pathology,
    • Procedures in the selection and fitting of hearing aids,
    • Pre- and post-fitting management of clients,
    • Instrument circuitry and acoustic performance data,
    • Ear mold design and modification contributing to improved client performance,
    • Audiometric equipment or testing techniques that demonstrate an improved ability to identify and evaluate hearing loss,
    • Auditory rehabilitation,
    • Ethics,
    • Federal and state statutes or rules, or
    • Assistive listening devices.

Are there limitations on the types of courses that can be taken?


What type of courses or activities are not allowed?


What type of approval is needed for the courses?

A continuing education course developed, endorsed, or sponsored by one of the following meets the requirements:

    • Hearing Healthcare Providers of Arizona,
    • Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association,
    • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association,
    • International Hearing Society,
    • ·International Institute for Hearing Instrument Studies,
    • American Auditory Society,
    • American Academy of Audiology,
    • Academy of Doctors of Audiology,
    • Arizona Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,
    • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, or
    • An organization determined by the Department to be consistent with an organization listed above.

What are the reporting requirements?

Documentation of the continuing education required, completed within the two (2) years before the expiration date of the license, including:

    • The name of the individual or organization providing the course;
    • The date and location where the course was provided;
    • The title of each course attended;
    • The description of each course’s content;
    • The name of the instructor;
    • The instructor’s education, training, and experience background, if applicable; and
    • The number of continuing education hours earned for each course;

How long must continuing education records be retained?







A.A.C. § R9-16-208

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