As part of our Certified Practice (CP) Program (formerly, “Advanced Certification”), we currently have two endoscopy-related certificates: Certificate E (Voice) and Certificate F (Swallowing). These certificates are being combined into one certificate: Certificate E: Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Voice and Swallowing (FEEVS) for Adults.
There are over 40 holders of Certificate F (Swallowing) who will be required to complete the aspects of voice that are required for the combined certificate. There is an assumption that the fundamental skills of voice are covered in a graduate degree program, and that Certificate F holders have all the essential procedural skills to conduct endoscopy. There is a need for additional education and verification of interpretation skills as they pertain to voice. This certificate does not cover other SLP practices, such as conducting voice therapy or interpreting laryngeal stroboscopic images. The change to the combined certificate will be required on or before March 2020.
The College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHBC), in partnership with Speech & Hearing BC (SHBC), is offering a free, transition session for those SLPs requiring the voice objectives for the new, combined certificate on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the Delta Burnaby Hotel from 6:00-9:00 pm. The live in-person session will be offered in conjunction with the SHBC Conference at the Delta Burnaby Hotel on the same day. The session will be video recorded for those registrants who are unable to attend the in-person session.
We have posted a prerequisites and resource list that participants will find beneficial according to individual needs before the session.
Registrants Must Register for the Speech & Hearing BC Conference
Registration is now open and details on the session can be found at SHBC’s Conference platform. You will find information on registration, SLP and AUD presenters, the session schedule, exhibitors and sponsors, special events, accommodation, and more.
See the prerequisites and resource list for all participants for the voice endoscopy portion of the certificate.
For further information, please contact Mardi Lowe, Director, Quality Assurance & Professional Practice at Mardi.Lowe@cshbc.ca.