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Texas SLP Continuing Education
How many continuing education hours are required during a reporting period?
Speech-Language Pathologists: Texas License issued for a two-year term: 20 clock hours (two CEUs), with 2 clock hours (0.2 CEUs) in ethics.
Dual license in speech-language pathology and audiology: (Two-year term): 30 clock hours (three CEUs), with 2 clock hours (0.2 CEUs) in ethics.
Intern in speech-language pathology license: (One-year term): 10 clock hours (1 CEUs), with 1 clock hour (0.1 CEU) in ethics.
SLP Assistants: Texas License issued for a two-year term: 20 clock hours (two CEUs), with 2 clock hours (0.2 CEUs) in ethics.
How long is the reporting period?
Two (2) years
How is credit hour defined?
A continuing education unit (CEU) is the basic unit of measurement used to credit individuals with continuing education activities for licensure. One CEU is defined as ten (10) clock hours of participation in an approved continuing education experience.
a continuing education hour (clock hour) shall be fifty (50) minutes of attendance in an approved continuing education course.
Can CE credits be carried over into the next reporting period?
Earned continuing education hours exceeding the minimum requirement in a previous renewal period shall first be applied to the continuing education requirement for the current renewal period.
Are there any specific courses that must be taken?
Completion of the Jurisprudence Examination shall count as one (1) hour of the continuing education requirement for professional ethics per renewal period.
Two (2) hours of ethics.
What types of activities can be used for the continuing education requirements?
Continuing professional education shall be earned in one of the following areas:
University or college course work completed with a grade of at least a "C" or for credit from an accredited college or university in the areas listed above shall be approved for ten (10) continuing education hours per semester hour, with a maximum of twenty (20) continuing education hours per course.
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?
All continuing education courses must be provided by a TDLR approved CE Sponsor.
What are the reporting requirements?
Proof of completion of a valid continuing education experience shall include the name of the licensee, the provider of the event, the title and date of the event, and the number of continuing education hours earned. Acceptable verification shall be:
The documentation, certificates, diplomas, or other documentation verifying earning of continuing education hours shall not be forwarded to the department at the time of renewal unless the department selected the licensee for audit.
How long must continuing education records be retained?
The licensee shall be responsible for maintaining a record of his or her continuing education experiences for at least three (3) years.
The audit process shall be as follows.
16 Tex. Admin. Code § 111.130
16 Tex. Admin. Code § 111.131
16 Tex. Admin. Code § 111.132