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Illinois SLP Continuing Education

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

Speech-Language Pathologists: SLPs licensed in Illinois must complete twenty (20) hours of continuing education every two (2) years.

New Licensees: A renewal applicant shall not be required to comply with CE requirements for the first renewal of an Illinois license.

SLP Assistants: SLPAs licensed in Illinois must complete ten (10) hours of continuing education every two (2) years.

How long is the reporting period?

Two (2) years.

Due Date

A prerenewal period is the 24 months preceding October 31 of each odd-numbered year.

How is credit hour defined?

One CE hour shall equal one clock hour of attendance.  After completion of the initial CE hour, credit may be given in one-half hour increments.

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?

CE hours shall be earned by verified attendance (e.g., certificate of attendance or certificate of completion) at, or participation in, a program or course (program) that is offered or sponsored by an approved continuing education sponsor.

CE credits may be earned for completion of a distance learning course that is offered by an approved sponsor. Each distance learning course shall include an examination.

CE credit may be earned through postgraduate training programs in speech-language pathology or audiology (e.g., extern, residency or fellowship programs) or completion of speech-language pathology or audiology related courses that are a part of the curriculum of a college, university or graduate school.  Courses that are part of the curriculum of a university, college or other educational institution shall be allotted CE credit at the rate of fifteen (15) CE hours for each semester hour or ten (10) CE hours for each quarter hour of school credit awarded.

CE credit may be earned for authoring papers, publications, dissertations or books and for preparing presentations and exhibits in the field of speech-language pathology and audiology.  The preparation of each published paper, book chapter or professional presentation dealing with speech-language pathology or audiology may be claimed for a maximum of five (5) hours of CE credit.  A presentation must be before an audience of speech-language pathologists, audiologists or related professionals.  Five (5) credit hours may be claimed for only the first time the information is published or presented.

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?

Approved CE Sponsors and Programs:

    • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and its affiliates;
    • American Academy of Audiology and its affiliates;
    • Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association and its affiliates.
    • Illinois Academy of Audiology and its affiliates;
    • Any other accredited college or university, State agency, or any other person, firm, or association that has been approved and authorized by the Division to coordinate and present continuing education courses and programs.

What are the reporting requirements?

The Division may require additional evidence demonstrating compliance with the CE requirements (e.g., certificate of attendance).  This additional evidence shall be required in the context of the Division's random audit.  It is the responsibility of each renewal applicant to retain or otherwise produce evidence of compliance.

How long must continuing education records be retained?



Any renewal applicant seeking renewal of a license without having fully complied with these CE requirements shall file with the Division a renewal application along with the required fee, a statement setting forth the facts concerning non-compliance and request for waiver of the CE requirements on the basis of these facts.  A request for waiver shall be made prior to the renewal date.  If the Division, upon the written recommendation of the Board, finds from the  affidavit or any other evidence submitted that extreme hardship has been shown for granting a waiver, the Division shall waive enforcement of CE requirements for the renewal period for which the applicant has applied.

Extreme hardship shall be determined on an individual basis by the Board and be defined as an inability to devote sufficient hours to fulfilling the CE requirements during the applicable prerenewal period because of:

    • Full-time service in the armed forces of the United States of America during a substantial part of the prerenewal period;
    • An incapacitating illness documented by a statement from a currently licensed physician;
    • Any other similar extenuating circumstances.


The Division may require additional evidence demonstrating compliance with the CE requirements (e.g., certificate of attendance).  This additional evidence shall be required in the context of the Division's random audit.  It is the responsibility of each renewal applicant to retain or otherwise produce evidence of compliance.


68 Ill. Admin. Code §1465.85

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