The American Board of Audiology (ABA) requires that each audiologist who holds an ABA certification be recertified every three years. The recertification requirements are designed so that Board Certified Audiologists continue to expand their knowledge in the field of audiology and stay current on changes in the field.
Summary of Recertification Requirements
At the conclusion of each three-year certification cycle, certificants must meet the following recertification requirements:
- Completion of sixty (60) contact hours of continuing education (a minimum of 15 hours of Tier I continuing education and the balance of contact hours of Tier II (standard) continuing education, including three (3) contact hours of ethics, at either the Tier I or Tier II levels.
- If the certificant holds the Cochlear Implant Specialty Certification (CISC), thirty (30) of the total hours must pertain to cochlear implants and may be either Tier I or Tier II.
- Adherence to the ABA Codes of Ethics and state licensure/registration regulations for the practice of audiology, where applicable
- Payment of annual fees.
Hours earned in excess of the hours required in each three-year certification period may not be carried over for credit to the next recertification period.