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NCHAM: National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, Utah State University

Last Modified: 08/10/2018

Interactive Web Based Newborn Hearing Screening Training Curriculum

Interactive NHSTC

This curriculum was developed to standardize the way screeners are trained and to improve the quality of care for newborn hearing screening and follow-up. It will give screeners and stakeholders an understanding of the comprehensive nature of a quality program and provide the necessary foundation and tools to do a thorough job in their role.

With the interactive course, screeners have the ability to easily access the curriculum on the web and to learn at their own pace. It has been updated to provide adult learning activities and to check knowledge gained going through the course. In addition, there are a number of related resources, and supplemental materials and links; for example, screeners who may want to learn more about their specific state EHDI Program can click on a link that will take them directly to their state EHDI profile. There are also updated scripts for screeners to use when communicating with parents in English and Spanish, etc.

Although there are video demonstrations of babies being screened, this course does not endorse any specific type of equipment nor does it include “hands-on” equipment specific training. As it is important to incorporate “hands-on” training and competencies as part of training a screener, a Skills Checklist is included in the Resource Section to provide guidance in facilitating this component.

Technical Requirements

This online course requires Internet Explorer version 9 or higher, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Users must have Flash enabled, cookies enabled, and popups allowed.

To view the NHSTC course on your iPad

The interactive NHSTC course utilizes Flash technology, which is not supported on iOS devices. However, if you want to use the iPad to view the course (and other Flash sites and videos on the web), you can try a Flash-enabling app such as Photon Flash Player for iPad.

NHSTC, Certificate Version

To Earn a Certificate of Completion, CEUs, and/ or NAPNAP CE Contact Hours

NHSTC Non-Certificate Version

if you are not interested in earning a Certificate of Completion and/or CEUs/ CE Contact Hours, you can watch the course instantly online, order a DVD, or view the NHSTC on your iPad (see instructions above).

CEUs, Contact Hours, and Certificates of Completion


American Academy of Audiology (AAA) CEUs are available for this course, 2 hours (.2 CEUs). This course is Beginner level.

In order to receive CEUs you must take the above steps to complete the entire course in our Learning Management System (Moodle), and pass the exam with a score of 80% or better. Participant CEU information will be submitted to AAA in 2018 four times: March 31st, June 30th, October 31st, and December 31st, 2018. To register for AAA CEUs please provide your AAA ID number, first and last name, and email address. There is no charge for this course.

American Academy of Audiology: Continuing Education in Audiology logo
Utah State University is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of .2 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

NAPNAP CE Contact Hours

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) CE Contact Hours are available for this course, 2 hours. This course is Beginner level. In order to receive CE Contact Hours you must take the above steps to complete the entire course in our Learning Management System (Moodle), and pass the exam with a score of 80% or better. There is no charge for this course.

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NHSTC Re-Certification

The NHSTC can be retaken for recertification by logging into Moodle with the same account that you used in the past. We recommend that individuals complete the full NHSTC instructional module again for recertification. Upon completing all required questions on the post-test and scoring an 80% or better, you will receive a certificate of completion via email (please allow a few days for us to process the certificate).

For assistance with certificate of completion related matters, please contact Cesar Galdamez Villa