Guidance Regarding Continuing Education Requirements for the 2022 Renewal
The following is information and advice for individuals holding a full license in audiology or speech - language pathology with an expiration date of May 31, 2022.
For audiologists that have already renewed their license at least once the current continuing education period is June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2022. Licensed audiologists must earn at least 30.0 CEUs to qualify for renewal of a license that expires on May 31, 2022.
Speech - Language Pathologists
For speech-language pathologists who have already renewed their license at least once the current continuing education period is January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021. Licensed speech-language pathologists must earn at least 30 .0 CEUs to qualify for renewal of a license that expires on May 31, 2022.
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
A speech-language pathology assistant shall earn a minimum of ten (10) CEUs as a condition of renewal as follows:
- Five (5) CEUs in the area of clinical practice; and
- Five (5) CEUs in work-related areas.
For licenses which have been renewed previously, the dates in which the CEUS are to be completed are between 6/1/2020 and 5/31/2022 for the expiration date of May 31, 2022.
Renewal License To Be Issued with an Expiration Date of May 31, 2024
Renewal notices will be sent electronically to the email on record, 60 days prior to the expiration of licences. The online renewal system will be open at that time. Once the online renewal process has been complete and the Board has reviewed the renewal application and issued the renewal license the renewal license will reflect an expiration date of May 31, 2024.
Continuing Education Audit
At the time of license renewal, the Board must audit 10% of all licensees in accordance with COMAR 10.41.03.06(E). Licensees selected for audit are chosen randomly by algorithm by an independent third - party administrator. A licensee selected for audit that renews with the online renewal process must submit the CEU documentation to the Board in a timely manner. A licensee selected for audit that elects to use the paper - based renewal process must submit documentation of the CE hours of courses completed with the paper renewal application.
Pursuant to COMAR 10.41.03.06D(4) the Board will not issue a renewal license to a licensee that has been selected for an audit until substantiation of the continuing education requirements has been reviewed and accepted by the Board.
Please note that licensees who are audited in one renewal period are not exempt from audits in subsequent renewal periods.
Documentation of Continuing Education
Maintaining documentation of continuing education credits is the responsibility of the licensee. A licensee must:
Obtain a certificate of completion or a verification letter for each program attended;
Maintain the certificates or verifications in professional files (do not mail them to the Board);
Declare to the Board the completion of the required CEU's at the time of license renewal (do not make this declaration if your CEU hours are not completed); and
Maintain all CE records for at least four (4) years after the renewal is completed.
Questions may be directed to the Board’s Licensing Coordinator at 410-764-4724 during normal business hours or via e-mail at email@example.com at any time