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Professional Supervisor

How to Become Certified as a PS

Workshop Description

Audiologists, physicians and otolaryngologists are the only professionals who may serve as Professional Supervisors (PSs) of occupational hearing conservation programs, according to federal regulations. However, there is little guidance to how the PS should fulfill this role. 

The Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program© (PS) Workshop was created by CAOHC to clarify the PS responsibilities as stated in the federal regulation.  The PS workshop is an intermediate-level course that outlines the scope of practice of the audiologist, physician or otolaryngologist performing the duties of a PS in an occupational hearing conservation program. 

The workshop combines:

The course content includes a review of the current literature and recommended practice guidelines for:

In addition, case studies encourage:


PS Certification and Course Requirements

Certification Prerequisites

Participants must:

Course Learning Objectives

Course Participant Requirements

Participants must:

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). AAA provides 0.6 CEU, and ASHA provides 0.75 CEU.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are also available through the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB). IAHB is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide CME for physicians.