Earn Hours/CEUs

Requirements for Earning Professional Hours/CEUs

  1. Only registered conference participants can earn professional hours/CEUs
    Visit the Registration page to register.
  2. Save or print the Session Verification Code and Quiz Worksheet
    The Session Verification Code and Quiz Worksheet is for your use only (do not submit it). It includes links to all session quizzes and space to document the verification code after you watch each session. You will need these codes to complete the Attendance Verification Form (step #6) after you have finished taking all your quizzes.
  3. NEW this year! Attend in-person sessions at the conference and watch recorded sessions when the conference is over to earn additional hours. Session recordings will be available through the schedule 24–48 hours after the in-person presentations. You can continue to watch recorded sessions after the conclusion of the conference, allowing you to complete concurrent sessions. The session verification codes will be located at the end of the video presentations.
  4. Document the session verification codes
    After you attend or watch a session, document the session verification code using your worksheet from step #2. Codes are case-sensitive (3 capital letters and 3 numbers).
  5. Take quizzes
    After viewing each session, please take a brief quiz using the link in the session description. Links to the quizzes can also be found in your worksheet from step #2. You only need to submit each quiz one time. You do not need to earn a specific score. You will receive email confirmation for each quiz you submit. If you have any problems accessing the quizzes, please email Ashely Frye at AFrye@pattan.net.
  6. Submit Attendance Verification Form by Monday, September 19
    After you have collected the verification codes for ALL your sessions, you must submit them, along with your professional ID/license numbers, through the online Attendance Verification Form. Please only submit this form one time, after you have collected all of your verification codes. This is the only way to receive professional hours. Be sure to use the name with which you registered. If your last name has changed, please add a note in the comment area.

    After you submit the Attendance Verification form, you will receive an email verifying the receipt of your information, including titles of all sessions attended. Save for future reference! This will help serve as your proof of attending specific relevant sessions for licensure and recertification boards, if necessary.

    Your “Penn State certificate of attendance,” indicating the number of hours and Penn State CEUs you have earned, will be attached to the email you receive when you submit your Attendance Verification Form. The other professional certificates will be emailed by PaTTAN approximately 4–6 weeks after the September 19 deadline, upon verification that requirements were completed.

  7. To receive ASHA CEUs for in-person attendance, participants MUST complete a separate ASHA-specific survey. The in-person ASHA survey will be open August 4–7. Deadline to complete the survey for in-person attendance is August 7.
  8. To receive ASHA CEUs for viewing recorded sessions, a separate ASHA-specific survey MUST be completed. The recorded-session ASHA survey will be open September 1–19. The deadline to complete this survey is September 19. 

Penn State Certificate of Attendance

Each conference participant who completes all requirements will be provided a certificate of attendance indicating the number of hours and Penn State CEUs earned. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are based on a standard of 1 unit per 10 hours of classroom instruction. The certificate will be based on the hours you complete (e.g., 42 hours of instruction or 4.2 CEUs). You can earn a Certificate of Attendance even if you do not have a professional ID/license number.

Accrediting agencies calculate continuing and professional education hours.

2022 Total Possible Conference Credits: Up to 166 hours (estimate)

Approvals will be posted as they become available. It is not necessary to complete the entire conference. 

Available Professional Hours/CEUs

You may receive hours for multiple accreditations when you register and complete all requirements.

Act 48 | ASHA | BACB | EITA/Infant-Toddler | NASP | Occupational Therapy | PA Board of PSYCH | Physical Therapy | Social Work


Act 48

Available Credits: Up to 166 hours (estimate)

Contact: Wanda Bickle, wqb2@psu.edu

Reporting: Upon verification that requirements were completed, Act 48 hours will be reported by Penn State. Hours are reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education approximately 4–6 weeks after the September 19 deadline for submitting all requirements. Penn State must report Act 48 hours to the PDE Professional Education Record Management System (PERMS). Note that Penn State uses the course number (not title). The course number is SPLED 5002 for the National Autism Conference.

Verify your hours on the PDE website

Details: Penn State is an Act 48–approved provider. Before enrolling, professional educators are encouraged to confirm that this program fits their school district’s professional development plan for Act 48. To receive Act 48 hours, you must be a registered participant, complete quizzes, and record corresponding session codes to submit the online Session Verification Form. Penn State will report Act 48 hours to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the educator. Proper authorization is necessary, and to ensure that Act 48 hours are reportable, certain data is required. This includes the educator’s full name and PPID number. A $50 administrative fee will apply for data that is provided after the deadline of 5:00 p.m. (ET) on Monday, September 19. 


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Not all conference sessions have been pre-registered for ASHA CEUs. Only sessions listed for ASHA CEUs in the schedule will count in your total ASHA CEU amount.

Due to the policies and practices of offering ASHA CEUs, credits earned from in-person sessions and recorded sessions will be calculated separately. If an attendee would like to earn credits for in-person sessions as well as recorded sessions, two separate surveys are required.

Credits for Attending In-Person Sessions: Up to 2.6 ASHA CEUs available

In-person sessions are defined as those being presented live at the conference venue in State College, PA and those being livestreamed online at the time of presentation. Please note the following:

  1. To receive ASHA CEUs for in-person sessions, participants must complete the in-person ASHA survey with attendance codes by the close of day on August 7. The survey will open on August 4, at the conclusion of the live conference. 
  2. Any recorded sessions viewed during this timeframe do not count for credits. Participants may earn a maximum of 2.6 ASHA CEUs for in-person sessions.
  3. Please note that the ASHA survey is not the same as the Attendance Verification Form used for the other credits, such as Act 48, BACB, Social Work, etc. If a participant wants to earn hours/CEUs other than ASHA, they must submit the online Attendance Verification form for all other accreditations.
  4. After verification of attendance and survey completion, ASHA CEUs will be reported to ASHA within the ASHA CE timelines. Please allow at least 60 days for ASHA CEUs to be reflected on your ASHA registry.

Credits for Watching Recorded Sessions: Up to 11.5 ASHA CEUs available

Participants may watch recorded sessions from September 1 through 19 to earn ASHA CEUs. Please note the following:

  1. To earn credits for watching recorded sessions, participants must watch sessions in their entirety and complete the ASHA recorded-session survey, including session codes. This survey will open on September 1 and must be completed by September 19 for credit.
  2. Duplicate sessions (i.e., a session watched live during the conference, then viewed as a recording) will only be counted once.
  3. ASHA determines credit hours for recorded conference sessions based on the runtime of the videos, not scheduled times. This may result in times being under or over the in-person session times.
  4. After verification of attendance and survey completion, ASHA CEUs will be reported to ASHA within the ASHA CE timelines. Please allow at least 60 days for ASHA CEUs to be reflected on your ASHA registry.

How ASHA CEUs Are Calculated for Recorded Sessions

The National Autism Conference (NAC) total credits for ASHA CEUs will be determined by adding the runtime of each session viewed to reflect the total of minutes for the conference. The total number of minutes viewed for the conference is then divided by 60 to determine the total hours of viewing. This number is rounded DOWN to the nearest half hour. The hours (rounded if needed) are converted to ASHA CEUs by multiplying them by .1.

Example:

John watched a total of three recorded conference sessions.

  • Runtime of first session: 143 minutes
  • Runtime of second session: 159 minutes
  • Runtime of third session: 76 minutes
  • Total time, in minutes, of all sessions viewed: 143 + 159 + 76 = 378 minutes
  • Total time in hours: 378 ÷ 60 = 6.3 hours (6 hours and 18 minutes)
  • Total time rounded down to the nearest 1/2 hour: 6 hours
  • Total number of ASHA CEUs: 6 x .1 = .6 ASHA CEUs

Contact: Marci Davis, mdavis@pattan.net

Details: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) would like to thank Penn State for providing the virtual platform on which this conference is hosted. PA Training and Technical Assistance Network is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.


Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)

Available Credits: up to 165 hours (estimate)

Contact: Marci Davis, mdavis@pattan.net

Reporting: Certificates, including the provider number and ethics and supervision hours, will be emailed by PaTTAN approximately 4–6 weeks after the September 19 deadline for submitting all requirements. To receive BACB hours, you must be a registered participant, complete quizzes, and submit the online Attendance Verification form. Please note that there is a place on the form to indicate your BACB license renewal date, and this will ensure priority processing to meet your renewal date.

Details: The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to offer continuing education for certified behavior analysts. PaTTAN maintains responsibility for the program(s). There will be no extra charge for BACB sessions offered by PaTTAN. All sessions that are offered for BACB credit will also be pre-categorized toward self-reportable Behavior Specialist Licensure hours.


Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA)/Infant-Toddler Training

Available Credits: Up to 157 hours (estimate)

Contact: Marci Davis, mdavis@pattan.net


National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Available Credits: Up to 6 hours

Contact: Marci Davis, mdavis@pattan.net

Reporting: Certificates will be emailed by PaTTAN approximately 4–6 weeks after the September 19 deadline for submitting all requirements. To receive School Psychologist hours, a participant must be registered, complete quizzes, and submit the online Attendance Verification form.

Details: PaTTAN is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to offer CPD credits for school psychologists. PaTTAN maintains responsibility for the program and its content. PaTTAN is a NASP–Approved Provider of continuing professional development CPD (approved provider #1154).


Occupational Therapy Training

Available Credits: Up to 166 hours (estimate)

Contact: Marci Davis, mdavis@pattan.net

Details: The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network is approved by the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education for occupational therapists. PaTTAN maintains responsibility for the program(s).


Pennsylvania Board of Psychology (PA Board of PSYCH)

Available Credits: Up to 164 (estimate)

Contact: Marci Davis, mdavis@pattan.net

Reporting: Certificates will be emailed by PaTTAN approximately 4–6 weeks after the September 19 deadline for submitting all requirements. You must be a registered participant, complete quizzes, and submit the online Attendance Verification form.

Details: The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PaTTAN maintains responsibility for the program(s).


Physical Therapy Training

Available Credits: Not available for 2022

Contact: Marci Davis, mdavis@pattan.net


Social Work

Available Credits: Up to 166 hours (estimate)

Contact: Wanda Bickle, wqb2@psu.edu

Reporting: To receive Social Work hours, a participant must be registered, complete quizzes, and submit the online Attendance Verification form. In-person attendees must sign the roster of attendance at the end of each day. Certificates will be emailed by Penn State approximately 4–6 weeks after the September 19 deadline for submitting all requirements.

Details: Penn State is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors to provide continuing education courses and programs for these professions under sections 47.36 (a)(3), 48.36 (a)(3), and 49.36 (a)(3) of the Pennsylvania Code.