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Tier 1 CE Approval Information & Requirements

Tier 1 CE Approval Information & Requirements

A continuing education (CE) course, seeking Tier 1 CE approval, must also meet the Academy course approval requirements and guidelines

Who Needs Tier 1 CE Hours?

As stated from the American Board of Audiology:
Tier 1 continuing education (CE) hours apply only for participants that are certified by the American Board of Audiology. American Board of Audiology requires its certificants to earn 15 Tier 1 CE hours in a three year period (Click here for complete ABA certification requirements). These hours are approved by the American Academy of Audiology. Below are the guidelines for Tier 1 approval.

How to Implement a Tier 1 session

Tier 1 CE Hours must meet the following requirements

Tier 1 Interactive CE hours are real-time, continuing education activities that are:

  • A minimum duration of three (3) hours (two separate CE activities that are 1.5 hours in duration and are in the same subject area may be combined to meet the 3-hour requirement).
  • Focused on one subject-area or various aspects of one subject.
  • Include an interactive component. 

The interactive component can be one of the following:

  • Polling throughout presentation. Options include:
    • Electronic (internet-based such as Polleverywhere or audience response systems)
    • Manual (hand raising)
    • Clinical – demonstration or explanation of technique

Definition of an Interactive Activity

Interactive CE activities are focused and active, rather than passive.  It is one in which the delivery of the material incorporates a learning assessment in real-time. The presenter can immediately evaluate a learner’s knowledge of material being presented throughout the presentation by polling participants, or in a hands-on, clinical learning format where participants are assessed through demonstration of an activity. The presenter’s role in an interactive activity is to: teach, review, assess and repeat that throughout the presentation. 

Required Format of Polling Questions

  • Questions must be given in a multiple choice format, with no more than four (4) answer options.
  • "All of the Above" or "None of the Above" are not permissible answers.
  • True or False is not a permissible question type.   

How to Submit for Tier 1 CE Approval

Within the Academy’s Online Course Approval Submission System {http://www.audiology.org/professional-development/continuing-education/ce-provider-information/submit-course-approval}, select Tier 1 as the drop down choice when asked for approval type. Follow the instructions and requirements for Tier 1 from there. 

How to Implement Tier 1 Requirements as CE Provider

  • When offering Polling:
    • Ensure that presenters offer 5-10 polling questions during the presentation.
    • Supply the Academy with either the PPT presentation that includes the polling questions or a summary of the questions presented.
  • When offering Clinical/Hands On:
    • Ensure that presenters offer participants an opportunity to demonstrate and review throughout the 3 hour presentation. 
    • Provide a summary of the clinical/hands-on activities and indicate when and how often participants will be asked to demonstrate/review, etc. to the Academy.
  • For both Polling and Clinical:
    • Collect on the Program Report Form (which you will receive attached to your emailed approval letter) the names and Academy ID of ABA Certificants requesting Tier 1 CEUs and then supply the spreadsheet to the Academy.

Tier 1 Fee

Tier 1 Fee: $150. Any course applying for Tier 1 approval must pay this fee.

Tier 1 Requirements of the Presenter for implementation

  • When offering Polling:
    • Teach, Review, Assess by presenting 5-10 polling questions throughout the 3-hour presentation.
    • Questions must be given throughout the lecture, not at the end of the lecture.
    • When polling participants, read each poll question and the answer choices aloud.
    • Questions must be given in a multiple choice format, with no more than 3 answer options.
    • "All of the Above" or "None of the Above" are not permissible answers.
    • True or False is not a permissible question type.
    • Follow up each assessment question with the correct answer, discuss and/or answer any further questions. 
  • When offering Clinical/Hands On:
    • Teach, Review, Assess by offering participants an opportunity to demonstrate and review throughout the 3-hour presentation.  At least 30 percent of session time should include demonstration/practice activities for the participants:  1) perform, 2) demonstrate, or 3) explain.
    • Examples:
      • A participant demonstrates or practices the activity just learned on another participant (if appropriate) and explains how to perform the task.
      • A participant demonstrates or explains a particular technique to the presenter by working with another participant (if appropriate), utilizing the technology and techniques that were taught.

Requirements of the Participant to Earn Tier 1 CE hours

  • Indicate to the CE Provider that they are ABA certified and are seeking Tier 1 credits.
  • Provide their Academy ID to the CE Provider. 

Note – If any of the above requirements are not completed, the Academy has the right to rescind Tier 1 approval.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a whole conference be submitted for Tier 1?

Yes, if the conference has only one topic, such as Tinnitus, Coding or Pediatric Audiology it is eligible for Tier 1 approval.    It must be clear in each session description that the session relates to the overall topic.

Can an industry course offer Tier 1?

Industry courses may be considered for Tier 1 CEUs when the course has substantive general information with a minimum of product specificity and may predominantly address diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, normal and abnormal diagnostic findings. 

Are there courses that will offer Tier 1 CE hours with a paper assessment (quiz) and grading following the course?

By special approval (contact Meghan Longenecker) - Only online offerings that do not have the ability to offer interaction will be eligible to submit for Tier 1 approval.  In this case, a paper assessment is appropriate. If a paper assessment is used, it should be a minimum of 15 questions and a maximum of 25 (5 questions per hour for the first 3 hours).  The paper assessment questions need to use the same format as listed above for the polling questions:

  • Questions must be given in a multiple choice format, with no more than four (4) answer options.
  • "All of the Above" or "None of the Above" are not permissible answers.
  • True or False is not a permissible question type.