Expanded CEE Categories and SAC Professional Interests

Expanded Categories for Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs)

SAC’s Certification Program includes an expanded list of CEE categories to align with the program’s new requirements and allow for greater choice and flexibility in how members can obtain CEEs. To further assist members, we will be removing many of the current restrictions on the maximum number of CEEs members can claim per category per cycle.

Certified members will also have the option of obtaining CEEs specific to areas of professional interest.

Expanded Categories

Categories included Allowable CEEs Maximum CEEs
A. Education activities
e.g. attending a conference, attending a workshop, participating in a live webinar, etc. specific to your profession
1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum
B. University / College Courses
e.g. taking a full or part-time university or college course specific to your profession
1 course = 10 CEEs No maximum
C. Interest groups
e.g. participating in an ASHA SIG, community of practice, etc. specific to your profession
1 meeting = 1 CEE No maximum
D. Independent study
e.g. reading a journal article, watching a recorded webcast, etc. specific to your profession
1 hour of study = 1 CEE No maximum
E. Manufacturers presentations
e.g. attending an in-person or virtual presentation by a manufacturer specific to your profession
1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum
F. University/college course instruction
e.g. serving as an instructor for a course
1 course = 10 CEEs No maximum
G. Presentations given
e.g. presentations at conferences, staff meetings, in-services, guest lectures etc. Presentations can be to students, professionals, parents, community groups, etc.
1 presentation = 5 CEEs No maximum
H. Supervision of students
e.g. supervision of students organized by a university or college
1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum
I. Mentorship
e.g. being a mentor or mentee in a program offered through a professional association, regulatory body or in your workplace, etc.
1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum
J. Committee/working group participation
e.g. any activity related to your profession, inter-professional team, workplace, community, with an association or regulatory body, etc.
1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum
K. Advocacy
Includes promotion and raising public awareness
e.g. Speech and Hearing Month activities, raising awareness of communication health issues in your community, communicating with decision makers on issues facing the professions, etc.
1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum
L. Peer reviewed professional publications
e.g. serving as an author for an article in a peer-reviewed journal.
1 publication = 10 CEEs No maximum
M. Other publications
e.g. blog posts, website content, newspaper articles/letters to the editor, workplace practice guidelines or protocols etc.
1 publication/ review = 5 CEEs No maximum
N. Volunteerism
e.g. serving as a peer reviewer for a journal article, completing surveys related to the professions, participating as a moderator or taking a leadership role in communities of practice and online forums, providing work experience to high school or undergrad students, etc.
1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum
O. Related education activities
e.g. attending a conference, attending a workshop, participating in a live webinar, etc. on a topic related to your profession e.g. business, marketing
1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum
P. Related university / college courses
e.g. full or part-time university or college studies on a topic related to your profession
1 course = 10 CEEs No maximum
Q. Related independent study
e.g. reading a journal article, watching a recorded webcast, etc. on a topic related to your profession
1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum

CEE Categories for Areas of Professional Interest:

Categories included Allowable CEEs Maximum CEEs
A. Education activities
e.g. attending a conference, attending a workshop, participating in a live webinar, etc. specific to the professional interest
1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum
B. University / College Courses
e.g. full or part-time university or college courses specific to the professional interest
1 course = 10 CEEs No maximum
C. Interest groups
e.g. participating in an ASHA SIG, community of practice, etc. specific to the professional interest
1 meeting = 1 CEE No maximum
D. Independent study
e.g. reading a journal article, watching a recorded webcast, etc. specific to the professional interest
1 hour of study = 1 CEE No maximum
E. Manufacturers presentations
e.g. attending an in-person or virtual presentation by a manufacturer specific to the professional interest
1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum

Questions? Contact the certification department.

Adding a Professional Interest to SAC Certification (Optional)

The SAC Certification Program will provide certified members wishing to go a step further in the certification process the opportunity to focus additional professional development in one or more areas of professional interest (e.g. speech, language and literacy development, adult swallowing, tinnitus, implantable hearing devices, etc.). To be able to declare one or more areas of professional interest in the new SAC Certification Program, certified members must complete 20 CEEs (in addition to the 45 CEEs required for certification) in each professional interest over a 3-year cycle.

1 professional interest = 20 additional CEEs

Certified members who declare one or more areas of professional interest may add the following to their credentials: Aud(C), with Professional Interest in (area of interest selected); S-LP(C), with Professional Interest in (area of interest selected).

NOTE: Focusing on a professional interest is optional. You can maintain your SAC Certification without adding a professional interest.  SAC Professional Interests allow you to focus additional professional development on one or more specific topics. SAC Professional Interests are not indicative of competency, specialization or certified practice in a clinical area.

SAC Professional Interests for Speech-Language Pathology​
Speech, language and literacy development
Acquired communication disorders
Pediatric feeding and swallowing
Adult swallowing
Voice and resonance
Fluency
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
Leadership
Education and research
Clinical education
SAC Professional Interests for Audiology​
Vestibular and balance assessment and intervention
Tinnitus
Implantable hearing devices
Amplification and assistive listening devices
Pediatric hearing
Adult hearing
Audiologic rehabilitation
Hearing conservation
Auditory processing disorders
Cerumen management
Leadership
Education and research
Clinical education

Questions? Contact the certification department.

Certification CEE Tracking Form​

Certified SAC members, including those who are reduced hours members, must complete 45 CEEs over the course of each 3-year cycle. Use our CEE Tracking Form to keep track of CEEs you’ve accumulated.

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