Courses in this category focus on education of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.

The purpose of this course is to learn how to review an audiogram as the first step in determining eligibility for the program for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. It is designed to teach a professional, such as a Teacher of the Deaf, a Speech-Language Pathologist, or staffing specialist to review audiograms based upon Rule 6A-6.03013, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), Exceptional Student Education for Students Who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.

Participants will be able to 

  • Explain one component (4)(a) of the state of Florida Eligibility Rule for the program for Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HH) as related to the audiogram.
  • Determine if a student meets audiological eligibility per Florida statute for the D/HH program based upon their audiogram.
  • Compare and contrast what is the best practice for updating an audiogram for a re-evaluation as opposed to reviewing as required by statute (5).

The purpose of this course is to learn how to perform a Functional Listening Evaluation (FLE) for a student with a hearing loss who is in an educational setting. This online module uses an asynchronous learning platform, which means that at any point you can leave and return to the course with your information saved. There is also no time limit or due date. 

If you wish to earn in-service credits toward renewal of a Florida Educator's Certificate, it is recommended that you contact your school district's professional development office BEFORE beginning a course to verify the requirements you must fulfill. 

The course includes seven sections, including Introduction, Preparing for Testing, Performing the FLE, Scoring and Interpretation, Case Studies, Resources, and Follow-Up Activity. 

Sections 1-4: You will find 10 quiz questions randomly placed throughout the section. If you answer a quiz question correctly, it will let you move on to the next question or section. If you answer a question incorrectly, you will need to reattempt that question before you can move on. You have 10 attempts per question. If you are not sure of the answer to a question, you can navigate back into the section to look at the content again.  

Section 5, Case Studies: You will have three different case studies, each with quiz questions.

Section 6, Resources: This section has no new content or quiz. This section contains lists and links to the various resources listed throughout the course, as well as some additional ones. All of these resources can be accessed at any time via our website at

Section 7: The final section is where you will find information on the follow-up activity. You must answer all quiz questions from sections 1-5 with 100% accuracy and complete the Follow-Up Activity to earn a Certificate of Completion. 

If at any time you are experiencing technical difficulties, have questions, or need assistance, please contact for further assistance.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is the purpose of a functional listening evaluation?
  • What is The Functional Listening Evaluation (FLE)?
  • What materials are required?
  • How do I interpret the scores?
  • How do I incorporate this information on the Communication Plan?
  • How do I use information from the evaluation to inform the services and supports on IEP?