In 2019, the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHBC) Certified Practice (CP) Program (formerly, “Advanced Certification”) combined two endoscopy-related certificates – Certificate E (Voice) and Certificate F (Swallowing) – 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 31, 2020.
Combined Certificate E: Video and Quiz
To facilitate the transition to the new combined certificate, CSHBC – in partnership with Speech and Hearing BC (SHBC) – offered a free transition session for SLPs requiring the voice objectives for the new combined certificate. The session was held October 24, 2019 at the Delta Burnaby Hotel. A video of the session has been created for registrants who were unable to attend. Registrants transitioning to the new combined certificate should:
- View the video published on the Certified Practice page of the CSHBC website;
- Complete the associated quiz (PDF), available for download from the Certified Practice page of the CSHBC website;
- Submit your completed quiz form to Mardi Lowe, Director, Quality Assurance & Professional Practice (QAPP), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please contact Mardi Lowe, Director, QAPP at email@example.com.