Continuing Education

Chapter 4747

Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters

Annual renewal

► Hearing Aid Fitter

Link to LAWriter® Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 4747-1 for laws and rules regarding continuing education for hearing aid fitters.

Hearing aid fitters must complete ten hours of approved Continuing Education (CE), including one hour in “ethics or Ohio state law” (see A.C. 4747-1-11(C)1), in order to renew their license each year. The hours must be obtained during the year prior to license renewal.

For example: If your license expires January 30, 2018, then to renew for 2018-2019, your CE hours must be earned between January 1, 2017 and January 30, 2018 inclusive. The Board strictly adheres to this requirement — CE earned outside this timeline WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. One clock hour equals one CE hour, and each CE hour may be applied to one renewal year only.

The Board does not keep a record of individual licensees’ ongoing CE hours. Licensees are responsible for confirming CE approval and maintaining verification of attendance. To find approved CE hours, see our Continuing Education FAQ.

Hearing Aid Fitters Continuing Education Audit

The Board conducts an audit of at least 20% of renewed hearing aid fitters each February to confirm CE compliance. Additionally, all individuals who postmark their license renewal applications after February 1 are automatically audited, since CE documentation must accompany these renewal applications. More details about the CE audit can be found in the Continuing Education FAQ.

Pursuant to A.C. 4747-1-11(E)(4), failure to meet CE requirements, or to comply with the audit, may result in suspension, revocation, denial of license or renewal of license according to provisions of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

Chapter 4753

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Biennial renewal

► Audiologist
► Speech-Language Pathologist

Link to LAWriter® Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 4753-4 for rules regarding continuing education for audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

Voluntary Continuing Education Programs

For information regarding human trafficking, please visit the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force website.  The Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board allows licensees to count hours towards the completion of their continuing education requirements related to programs about human trafficking.  The following is one example of a resource offering human trafficking training: Human Trafficking: Identification and Prevention provided by  

Continuing Education Ethics Requirement - Information and Resources 

Click on this page for information and resources about the two hour ethics continuing education requirement speech-language pathologists and audiologists must complete every practice biennium. 

Continuing Education Announcements

The Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation Therapy Services is offering a one day course, entitled "Expanding Your CAS Toolbox," focusing on evidenced based evaluation techniques for Childhood Apraxia of Speech on August 4, 2018, at 3175 Science Park Dr., Building 4; Beachwood, OH 44122; 4th Floor, Rm. AC-4-424.  For more information about the learning objectives, presenters, and registration, please click this link.

Continuing Education Tracking

In order to simplify the license renewal process, we have partnered with CE Broker as the Board’s official continuing education tracking system.

Through this partnership you have access to a free Basic Account. This account provides an easy way to track your completed CE online and simplifies the process of maintaining your CE records and completion certificates.

There are three key features of the free Basic Account.

1. Free Online CE Tracking CE Broker provides free online CE tracking. This simplifies the process of maintaining your CE records and completion certificates.

2. Simple Self-Reporting CE Broker has made it easy to self-report your hours quickly, either from your computer or your phone, using the CE Broker app.

3. Helpful CE Support CE Broker support is available to answer all of your CE-related questions via phone, email, and live chat with experts based in Jacksonville, Florida.

If you have not already done so, go to Account Options at CE Broker for information on creating your account.