Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Regulations Governing the Practice of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology [18 VAC 30 ‑ 21]
Action Promulgate Chapter 21 & repeal existing Chapter 20; reduction in number of CE hours
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 1/15/2016


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11/18/15  6:58 pm
Commenter: Susan Rose, Gloucester Co Public School

Support Regulatory Action

I support the proposed regulation as written but would advise the board to broaden its scope of acceptable souces for CU to include conferences and short courses that emphasize promoting intervention of literacy skills.

CommentID: 42602

11/20/15  7:59 pm
Commenter: Michelle Sisk

I agree with the regulation proposed as written and

CommentID: 42606

11/20/15  8:00 pm
Commenter: Loretta Parham-Friday


I am in favor of the proposed changes in regulations governing continuing education hours. The changes eliminate the confusion for many therapists between Type 1 and Type 2 hours.  Further, the ability to carry hours over from one year to the next creates some ease for obtaining the total amount of continuing education hours.

CommentID: 42607

11/20/15  9:21 pm
Commenter: Sally Jones-McNamara The Compliance Resource Group, Inc.

Proposed Changes BASLP

I support these changes.

CommentID: 42608

11/21/15  7:32 am
Commenter: Amber Handon, Charlottesville City Schools

I am in support of the proposal. Thank you for the consideration of and streamlining of the CE cycle with that of our national association's requirements. Additionally, I appreciate the elimination of the type 1 and 2.
CommentID: 42614

11/21/15  9:11 am
Commenter: Cheryl Ware, Henrico County Public Schools


I support passage of this change.  It will make keeping track of hours more streamlined and somewhat more aligned with ASHA hours.  Thank you.

CommentID: 42615

11/21/15  9:59 am
Commenter: Julie Bell


I support the proposed changes.  I am pleased to see consideration being given to the elimination of differentiating between Type 1 and Type 2 continuing education hours.  This will lessen confusion noted by SLPs on the difference between each type.  Additionally, being able to "carryover" units from one year to the next is a definite move in the right direction.  Many SLPs participate in numerous continuing education activities which go beyond BASLP requirements so it will be great to see these hours being applied toward fulfilling continuing education to the upcoming year.

CommentID: 42616

11/21/15  7:36 pm
Commenter: Jacquelyn Ragland


I am very much in support of these changes.The proposed requirement of 10 hours every year coincides with ASHA's requirements.I also appreciate the ability to transfer/credit excess hours to the next renewal year and the elimination of type 1 and 2 designations. Thanks.



CommentID: 42619

11/22/15  10:44 am
Commenter: Amie Boone, MA/CCC-SLP

Approve proposed changes

I approve the changes that have been proposed.  To clarify, with the continuing education hours not being Type 1 and 2 any longer, do self-studies and inservices no longer count towards continuing education?  

CommentID: 42620

11/22/15  2:51 pm
Commenter: Stacey Pavelko, JMU


I approve of this action.

CommentID: 42621

11/22/15  3:18 pm
Commenter: Trinity Costic


Promotes consistency of continuing education- approve!

CommentID: 42622

11/23/15  8:07 am
Commenter: Sherri Whitely, Washington County Schools

CEU changes

I am in support of the proposed changes for CE and appreciate the section about being able to carryover hours if needed.  It makes much  more sense to obtain and maintain CEU's this way.

CommentID: 42625

11/23/15  9:34 am
Commenter: Lora Nalberczinski, Speech & Language Center


Support the updates. Would like to see a license become available for assistants.

CommentID: 42626

11/23/15  5:54 pm
Commenter: kristen churaman, ma, cccc-slp

i support these changes.

The proposed requirements of 10 hour every year coincide with ASHA's requirements. 

CommentID: 42631

11/24/15  9:32 am
Commenter: Lynette Elam


The changes in CE requirements and the ability to carry over extra hours is a welcome change, This will make ASHA and the state CE requirements the same and much easier to ensure they are completed each year.

CommentID: 42632

11/29/15  4:28 pm
Commenter: Gloria Eiban

CE changes

I support these changes. I appreciate the thought that went into the CE updates.

CommentID: 42637

11/29/15  8:21 pm
Commenter: Ann Ferrell, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters

Opposed to Annual Renewal Fee Discrepancy

I am strongly opposed to the discrepancy in the Annual Renewal Fee for school SLPs and non-school SLPs and Audiologists.  Please reconsider this discrepancy and make both fees equal.

18VAC30-21-40. Fees required.

Annual renewal of audiology or speech-language pathology license: $75

Annual renewal of school speech-language pathology license: $40


Ann Ferrell, M.Ed., CCC/ SLP

CommentID: 42640

11/29/15  8:23 pm
Commenter: Ann Ferrell, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters

In Favor of Continuing Education Changes

I am in favor of the continuing education requirement changes of 10 units per year with the bonus of being able to credit extra units to the following year.  Great move.  Thank you so much.


Ann Ferrell, M.Ed., CCC/SLP

CommentID: 42641

12/1/15  9:04 am
Commenter: Janine Thompson, Augusta County School District

I support these changes.

As a BASLP certified SLP in the school setting, I support the changes that are proposed for requirements for reactivation and reinstatement of licensure,  continuing education requirements, and the expanded grounds for unprofessional conduct.

CommentID: 42695

12/1/15  10:52 am
Commenter: Julie

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CommentID: 42702

12/2/15  12:05 pm
Commenter: Karen Uber, Stafford County Schools

Support changes

I support these changes for all of the reasons stated previously. In addition to ASHA and state requirements, school-based therapists also have to manage county school system professional development hours. This will help to ease that task.

CommentID: 42739

12/2/15  1:32 pm
Commenter: Christy Frankfurth, Nathanael Greene Primary School

10 hours per year re-certification requirement

I support this Regulatory Action.

CommentID: 42743

12/2/15  4:36 pm
Commenter: Jamie Clark JMU

Total Support

Thanks to all that made this regulatory action come to fruition.

CommentID: 42749

12/2/15  7:55 pm
Commenter: Erin Diggins, Spotsylvania County Schools

In Agreement As Written

I am in agreement with the proposed action as written. This will make obtaining/documenting CEUs much more in line with that of our national accredditing body's requirements (ASHA) and eliminate the confusion over type I/type II hours. I also appreciate that extra hours earned in a year can be rolled over to the next year. Thank you.

CommentID: 42750

12/4/15  4:16 pm
Commenter: Lisa M. Wray, Franklin County Public Schools

Recertification requirements

I am in favor of the 10 hours of renewal credits required yearly.

CommentID: 42798

12/6/15  3:50 pm
Commenter: Lissa Comeau / Manassas City Public Schools

Approve Chapter 21

CommentID: 42819

12/7/15  12:34 pm
Commenter: Alesia Good Livesay


I support the proposed changes.  Eliminating the determination  between Type 1 and Type 2 continuing education hours is very favorable due the uncertainty of which category to choose. Transferring of units from one year to the next is a definite positive change to assist the SLPs in meeting BASLP certification requirements.

CommentID: 42827