ACPA Receives Continued Approval as an ASHA Approved Continuing Educator Provider

Alyssa KirkmanACPA News

Chapel Hill, NC – August 30, 2016 – The Continuing Education Board (CEB) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) recognized American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) on August 12, 2016 by reapproving them for an additional five years as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider.  ASHA Approved CE Providers are approved to offer ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the courses they offer to audiologists and speech-language pathologists.  The recognition period extends for five years and includes all courses offered during that time that meet the ASHA CEB standards.

“We are pleased to welcome ACPA as an ASHA Approved CE Provider organization,” stated Dr. Jaynee A. Handelsman, president of ASHA and director of pediatric audiology in the CS Mott Children’s Hospital and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery in the University of Michigan Health System. Handelsman added, “ACPA is one of 532 organizations across the country and around the world that have had their organizational process and courses reviewed by our experts in continuing education to ensure the highest possible standards are met.”

In order to achieve ASHA Approved CE Provider status, ACPA completed a rigorous application process and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ASHA Continuing Education Board standards that focus on the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its continuing education courses offered for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. The re-approval process involved the review of all courses offered by ACPA in the past five year period and their on-going adherence to ASHA CEB standards.  As a result of re-approval, ACPA agreed to continue their compliance with ASHA CEB standards and can continue to promote their organization and courses using the ASHA CE logo on promotional course material. In addition, ACPA is listed on the ASHA CEB’s Approved CE Provider list and their courses that meet CEB standards appear in the ASHA CEUFind on the ASHA website at www.asha.org/CE.

About the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is an international non-profit medical society of health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. ACPA supports the professional community and enhances the quality of team care by providing education and resources, supporting and disseminating research, and acting as an open forum for specialists to communicate. More information about ACPA can be found at www.acpa-cpf.org or by calling 919-933-9044.

About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 186,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems including swallowing disorders. For more information, please visit www.asha.org or call 800-498-2071.

About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Continuing Education Board (CEB)
The ASHA CEB supports and facilitates professional development by assisting individuals in the management of lifelong learning; encouraging the availability of quality, relevant CE opportunities through its network of ASHA Approved Continuing Education Providers; and recognizing individual accomplishments in CE with the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE).

ASHA CE Provider Media Relations
ASHA CONTACT: Renee Levinson, 301-296-5749
ACPA CONTACT: Alyssa Kirkman, 919-933-9044