Expanded CEE Categories and SAC Professional Interests

Expanded Categories for Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs)

SAC’s new Certification Program will include an expanded list of CEE categories to align with the program’s new requirements and allow for greater choice and flexibility in how members can obtain CEEs. To further assist members, we will be removing many of the current restrictions on the maximum number of CEEs members can claim per category per cycle.

The new categories are in three main sections:

  1. CEEs in any activities specific to your profession (speech-language pathology or audiology)
  2. CEEs in any activities that contribute to your profession (e.g., student supervision, mentorship, advocacy, etc.)
  3. CEEs in any activities that are specific to, that contribute to, or that are related to your profession

Certified members will also have the option of obtaining CEEs under section 4 related to areas of professional interest.

Sections Description Categories included Allowable CEEs Maximum CEEs
Section 1

Specific to the profession

  • 20 CEEs per cycle

A. Education activities

(e.g. attending a conference, attending a workshop, participating in a live webinar, etc. specific to your profession)

1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum

B. University / College Courses

(e.g. taking a full or part-time university or college course specific to your profession)

1 course = 10 CEEs No maximum

C. Interest groups

(e.g. participating in an ASHA SIG, community of practice, etc. specific to your profession)

1 meeting = 1 CEE No maximum

D. Independent study

(e.g. reading a journal article, watching a recorded webcast, etc. specific to your profession)

1 hour of study = 1 CEE No maximum

E. Manufacturers presentations

(e.g. attending an in-person or virtual presentation by a manufacturer specific to your profession)

1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum
 
Section 2

Professional Contributions

  • 20 CEEs per cycle

F. University/college course instruction

(e.g. serving as an instructor for a course)

1 course = 10 CEEs CEEs for 1st time only per subject / course

G. Presentations given

(e.g. presentations  at conferences, staff meetings, in-services, guest lectures etc. Presentations can be to students, professionals, parents, community groups, etc.)

1 presentation = 5 CEES CEES for 1st time only per topic

H. Supervision of students

(e.g. supervision of students organized by a university or college)

1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum

I. Mentorship

(e.g. being a mentor or mentee in a program offered through a professional association, regulatory body or in your workplace, etc.)

1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum

J.  Committee/working group participation

(e.g. any activity related to your profession, inter-professional team, workplace, community, with an association or regulatory body, etc.)

1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum
K. Advocacy

– includes promotion and raising public awareness

(e.g. Speech and Hearing Month activities, raising awareness of communication health issues in your community, communicating with decision makers on issues facing the professions, etc.)

1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum

L. Peer reviewed professional publications

(e.g. serving as an author for an article in a peer-reviewed journal)

1 publication = 10 CEEs No maximum

M. Other publications

(e.g. blog posts, website content, newspaper articles/letters to the editor, workplace practice  guidelines or protocols etc.)

1 publication/ review = 5 CEEs No maximum

N. Volunteerism

(e.g. serving as a peer reviewer for a journal article, completing surveys related to the professions, participating as a moderator or taking a leadership role in communities of practice and online forums, providing work experience to high school or undergrad students, etc.)

1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum
 
Section 3

Related to the profession, specific to the profession, or contribution to the profession

  • 20 CEEs per cycle

Section 1 and Section 2 above

– OR –

   

O. Related education activities

(e.g. attending a conference, attending a workshop, participating in a live webinar, etc. on a topic related to your profession e.g. business, marketing)

1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum

P. Related university / college courses

(e.g. full or part-time university or college studies on a topic related to your profession)

1 course = 10 CEEs No maximum

Q. Related independent study

(e.g. reading a journal article, watching a recorded webcast, etc. on a topic related to your profession)

1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum
 
Section 4

Specific to the professional interest selected

  • 20 CEEs for each professional interest
  • CEEs must be specific to the professional interest selected

A. Education activities

(e.g. attending a conference, attending a workshop, participating in a live webinar, etc. specific to the professional interest)

1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum

B. University / College courses

(e.g. full or part-time university or college courses specific to the professional interest)

1 course = 10 CEEs No maximum

C. Interest groups

e.g. participating in an ASHA SIG, community of practice, etc. specific to the professional interest )

1 meeting = 1 CEE No maximum

D. Independent study

(e.g. reading a journal article, watching a recorded webcast, etc. specific to the professional interest )

1 hour of study = 1 CEE No maximum

E.  Manufacturers presentations

(e.g. attending an in-person or virtual presentation by a manufacturer specific to the professional interest)

1 hour = 1 CEE No maximum

 

Questions?

Contact: Christiane Ménard, Manager of Certification & Exams | christiane@sac-oac.ca | 613. 567.9968 x232

 

Adding a Professional Interest to SAC Certification (Optional)

 

 

The new SAC Certification Program will provide certified members wishing to go a step further in the certification process the opportunity to focus additional professional development in one or more areas of professional interest (e.g. speech, language and literacy development, adult swallowing, tinnitus, implantable hearing devices, etc.). To be able to declare one or more areas of professional interest in the new SAC Certification Program, certified members must complete 20 CEEs (in addition to the 60 CEEs required for certification) in each professional interest over a 3-year cycle. 

1 professional interest = 20 additional CEEs.

 

Please note: Focusing on a professional interest is optional. You can maintain your SAC Certification without adding a professional interest. SAC Professional Interests allow you to focus additional professional development on one or more specific topics. SAC Professional Interests are not indicative of competency, specialization or certified practice in a clinical area.

 

SAC Professional Interests: Speech-Language Pathology

There are 10 SAC Professional Interests available to speech-language pathologists.

Speech, language and literacy development

Acquired communication disorders

Pediatric feeding and swallowing

Adult swallowing

Voice and resonance

Fluency

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

Leadership

Education and research

Clinical education

 

SAC Professional Interests: Audiology

There are 13 SAC Professional Interests available to audiologists. 

Vestibular and balance assessment and intervention

Tinnitus

Implantable hearing devices

Amplification and assistive listening devices

Pediatric hearing

Adult hearing

Audiologic rehabilitation

Hearing conservation

Auditory processing disorders

Cerumen management

Leadership

Education and research

Clinical education

 

Questions?

Contact: Christiane Ménard, Manager of Certification & Exams | christiane@sac-oac.ca | 613. 567.9968 x232