.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Accredited educational institution” means:

(a) A college or university located in the U.S. whose program has been accredited by a national accrediting association recognized by the:

(i) Council for Higher Education Accreditation; or

(ii) United States Department of Education; or

(b) A college or university located outside the U.S. whose program has met the standards for certification of the governing educational body that is regulated by the government of the country where the college or university is located.

(2) "Board" means the Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists.

(3) "Credit" means 1 semester hour except when specified in these regulations. "Credit" is used only with reference to fulfilling academic requirements for original licensure application.

(4) "Continuing education unit (CEU)" means the basic unit of measurement for a licensee's direct participation in an approved continuing education experience. "Continuing education unit (CEU)" is used only with reference to fulfilling requirements for renewal of full licensure.

(5) "Examination" means the National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or the National Examination in Audiology.

(6) "Oral competency" means the demonstration of general English-speaking proficiency by receiving a passing score on a standardized test that the Board has approved.

(7) "Pro bono work" means work provided within the State within the scope of practice of the licensee that is performed without financial reimbursement or direct financial gain.