BCS-S must be renewed every 5 years, with the first renewal 5 years after BCS-S has been granted.
When the end of the 5-year affiliation with the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders approaches, the affiliate will receive a renewal notice from the AB-SSD Administrative Office detailing the process.
The BCS-S renewal process requires:
- submission of proof of current ASHA membership,
- a curriculum vitae including documentation of clinical experience, meeting the minimum number of clinical hours required in each track in each of the five years*
- proof of continuing education (12.5 CE units over 5 years) with some CE accrued each of the years* and
- evidence of continued related professional skills (education/mentorship, leadership and scholarship/research).
For more information regarding renewals, please click here.