After you have finished your C's and have your license, it is my understanding that, during your career, ASHA requires $225 per year to maintain your license, plus your state charges an additional fee for licensure (I think mine is $100). In my state, we have to do 10 hours per year of continuing ed....so how does that work and how much does that cost? For instance, if you take one class on speechpathology.com, how many credits can you get? Does one $100 class get you only one continuing ed credit? In general, are online classes how most SLP's maintain their continuing ed? I don't mind paying ASHA/state fees, but I think continuing ed could get expensive. Anyone out there have insight into this?
Also, what if you want to take a few years off for family or other reasons. Is it easy to pay to reinstate your license if it lapses, or do you have to take the boards all over again?
Thanks for the info!
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