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Montana SLP Continuing Education

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

Speech-Language Pathologists: Ten (10) continuing education hours for speech-language pathology or audiology every year.

Duel Licensees: Fifteen (15) continuing education hours for dual licensure in speech-language pathology and audiology, with at least five (5) hours each in speech-language pathology and audiology.

New Licensees: Continuing education requirements will not apply until the licensee's first full year of licensure.

SLP Assistants: N/A

How long is the reporting period?

One (1) year.

Due Date

February 1st.

How is credit hour defined?

N/A

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

N/A

Are there any specific courses that must be taken?

N/A

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

Acceptable CE activities:

    • Directly relate to the scope of practice of speech-language pathology and audiology as defined in board statutes and rules;
    • Review existing concepts and techniques;
    • Convey information beyond the basic professional education;
    • Update knowledge on advances in speech-language pathology or audiology practices; and/or
    • Reinforce professional conduct or ethical obligations of the licensee.

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

N/A

What type of courses or activities are not allowed?

N/A

What type of approval is needed for the courses?

Licensees are responsible for selecting quality programs that focus on protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public and contribute to speech-language pathologists' and audiologists' professional knowledge and competence.

What are the reporting requirements?

All CE must be documented to show proof of completion. The licensee is responsible for maintaining and making CE documentation available upon board request. Documentation must include:

    • Licensee name;
    • Presenter or sponsor;
    • Course title and/or description of content;
    • Course date(s); and
    • Number of CE hours earned.

How long must continuing education records be retained?

N/A

Waiver

N/A

Audit

The board will randomly audit up to 50% percent of renewed licensees' CE annually.

References

Mont. Admin. R. 24.222.2102

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