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PREP Development Modules

This module will help you:

  • Understand the makeup and processes of the ASHA Journals editorial board model
  • Identify ASHA Journals Editorial Board roles
  • Identify the roles of the ASHA Journals Board

This module will help you:

  • Understand the role of the peer reviewer
  • Understand basic principals of peer review and ASHA’s approach
  • Express interest in reviewing
  • Understand the components of a good review

This module will help you:

  • Perform a review for the ASHA Journals
  • Access the ASHA Journals Peer Review Management System
  • Know the ASHA Journals review steps, template, and timeline
  • Provide constructive criticism

This module will help you:

  • Uphold ASHA’s confidentiality policy when handling manuscripts
  • Identify plagiarism and self-plagiarism in manuscripts
  • Determine potential conflicts of interest in the review process
  • Protect the review process from outside influence


We highly recommend completing these modules on a desktop or laptop computer running a modern browser (i.e., Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge). Cookies are used to track module progress. Please note that if you wipe your browser’s cookie data, progress made in the modules will be lost.

Although PREP Development Modules are not eligible for ASHA CEUs, at this time, they are eligible to be applied toward your ASHA certification maintenance as up to 2 Certification Maintenance Hours (CHMs).  Simply submit a compliance form through your My Account section of the ASHA website. You must also check with your state licensing board about whether this is an approved activity for the purposes of maintaining your state license.

For questions regarding ASHA certification maintenance and accepted activities, please visit the Certification Maintenance page on