Ineligible for ACE Recently, I noticed an advertisement in The ASHA Leader regarding the ACE Award. What disappointment I felt when I called ASHA and was told that one may achieve this award only if they pay for the CEU and the CE Registry! As a school-based SLP, I have completed more than ... Inbox
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The ASHA Leader, January 2011, Vol. 16, 38. doi:10.1044/leader.IN3.16012011.38
The ASHA Leader, January 2011, Vol. 16, 38. doi:10.1044/leader.IN3.16012011.38
Recently, I noticed an advertisement in The ASHA Leader regarding the ACE Award. What disappointment I felt when I called ASHA and was told that one may achieve this award only if they pay for the CEU and the CE Registry! As a school-based SLP, I have completed more than 70 CEU hours in less than two years, but most of these hours were offered in-house by my local school district.
With most school-based SLPs taking pay cuts, being offered little to no funds for continuing education in their budgets, and experiencing an increase in caseloads, it is a shame that this large segment of our professional population can be recognized only should they choose to pay out of their own pocket for these classes and the convenience of record keeping. Professionals who commit to furthering their knowledge base and staying abreast of current issues via continuing education should be recognized for their dedication and effort, not for their ability to pay for these additional requirements.
Wendi Adkins Falls, Church, Virginia
Editor’s note: The ACE is awarded for earning 7.0 ASHA CEUs in a 36-month period. ASHA CEUs are awarded only through the ASHA CE Registry for courses offered by ASHA-approved CE providers.
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