Mandatory CC Requirements for Speech-Language Pathologists
Continuing Professional Competency Requirements for Speech-Language Pathologists
In order to practice speech-language pathology in Colorado, state law requires you to maintain and demonstrate continuing professional competency requirements (CC requirements) for your speech-language pathology certification. CC requirements must be completed each renewal period before renewing a certificate. The next expiration date is November 30, 2016.
When renewing your certificate, you must attest to how you complied with CC requirements for the renewal period (December 1, 2015 through November 30, 2016). CC requirements can be met by:
- the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program;
- Deemed Status; OR
- a Military Exemption.
Brief Overview of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program
- Complete the Reflective Self-Assessment Tool (RSAT) form. From the results of this self-assessment, create one to four learning goals.
- Complete 10 Professional Development Activities (PDA) in the required categories to achieve your learning goals. No more than five hours will be credited in any one category, except Coursework. There are eight categories in which PDA can be accrued. Review program requirements to understand how to accrue your PDA. PDA must be completed within the renewal period – December 1, 2015 through November 30, 2016 (or when you renew your certificate).
Before renewing your certificate, finalize your Learning Plan and document the completion of PDA. Retain your documentation as described; audits of compliance will be conducted after the renewal.
How do I get more information?
For more information on CC requirements, please visit www.colorado.gov/dora/Speech-Language_Pathology_CPC.
There you can find:
- FAQ’s – answers to frequently asked question
- Video – if you cannot attend the webinar be sure to watch the video that is available now
- Resources – click “Documents and Forms” to find the Continuing Professional Competency Manual, Professional Development Activities (PDA) Chart, RSAT, etc. (www.colorado.gov/dora/Speech-Language_Pathology_CPC)
Everything you need to know can be found on this website!
Provisional Certification to Practice Speech-Language Pathology
On May 29, 2015, Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 15-1373 (HB15-1373) “Concerning the Creation of a Provisional Certification to Practice Speech-Language Pathology.” The new law is effective September 1, 2015. Click for additional information.