Continuing professional development is important because it ensures you continue to be competent in the hearing healthcare profession. It is an ongoing process and continues throughout your professional career. 24 continuing education credits are required in the 3 year recertification cycle.




Effective January 1, 2013, for certificants in the USA, all CEs obtained for re-certification must be approved by AAA, ASHA, or IHS. Check with your CE providers and make sure they have applied for course approval from one of these organizations before taking courses. Most courses are currently being approved by one or all of these organizations. To be on the safe side, please verify with providers before taking courses. This applies to self-study, webinars, conferences, training seminars, and online education.




There is no limit to the number of online CEs that can be used toward recertification.

The International Hearing Society offers both webinars and self-study opportunities, which may be of interest to you.

For self-study CEs

  • Visit
  • Click on the Professional Development link in the left-hand column
  • Click on “Self-Study CEs”
  • Select the article
  • Download and print the article and quiz
  • Complete the quiz and mail it to the International Hearing Society with payment


To access the upcoming and archived webinars for CEs

  • Visit
  • Select the desired upcoming or archived webinar
  • Register and view the webinar
  • Download the quiz
  • Complete the quiz and mail it to the International Hearing Society with payment

For both self-study and webinar CE opportunities through IHS, current fees are $59 per CE quiz for Non IHS Members and $29 per CE quiz for IHS Members. Payment in US funds only.


The NBC-HIS is an independent, non-profit, credentialing organization, established to promote continuing competency assurance of hearing health professionals and to provide a standard of excellence in hearing healthcare for the consumer.

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