American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

CFCC Call For Nominations – Application Deadline Extended to June 13

The Nominating Committee of the Council For Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) is currently soliciting nominations to fill three vacancies on the CFCC in 2015.

The deadline for nominations is June 13, 2014. Vacancies include:

  • one ASHA certified practitioner in audiology
  • two ASHA certified practitioners in speech-language pathology

These positions are for 3-year terms beginning January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2017.

CFCC Charge

The CFCC offers voluntary certification to individuals who hold a graduate degree in audiology or speech-language pathology. The CFCC's current charges are to

  • Define the standards for clinical certification in audiology and speech-language pathology
  • Apply established standards in granting certification to individuals
  • Withdraw certification in cases where certification has been granted on the basis of inaccurate information
  • Define and administer the certification reinstatement process
  • Administer the certification maintenance program

General Requirements

Minimum requirements for service on the CFCC—with the exception of the public member—are current membership in ASHA and current certification in the area for which you are seeking appointment. Council composition must include at least four practitioners (two audiologists and two speech-language pathologists). Requirements for service by an individual desiring to be considered for the public member are knowledge of the standards setting process, a desire to serve as a consumer advocate, representing and protecting the public interest, and overseeing the certification process for fairness and reasonable action.

Individuals interested in serving on the CFCC should be familiar with the charges to the CFCC and understand the responsibilities involved. Service on the Council requires commitment and time. Members will establish certification standards and implementation language, determine the passing score on the Praxis examinations, review and evaluate selected applications processed by the National Office staff, and provide guidance on questions from applicants, graduate educational programs, and National Office certification staff. It's important to note that the CFCC relies heavily on technology and its Web-based Collaborate site to conduct its work and meetings.

The CFCC holds two 3-day meetings per year at the ASHA National Office, typically the third week in February and the third weekend in July, and a 1-day meeting prior to the ASHA Convention. Attendance at these meetings is vital. ASHA reimburses normal travel expenses according to ASHA Travel Policies for 2 meetings per year held in the ASHA National Office.

Application and Appointments Process

The CFCC Nominating Committee will prepare a slate of candidates from the applications received by the deadline, consisting of at least two individuals for each vacant position. The slate will be presented to the ASHA Board of Directors for final approval. Please download and use the CFCC Nomination Form [PDF] on the ASHA website to submit your application to serve on the CFCC. If you are unable to print the form from the website, please provide your contact information and we will e-mail the form to you.

Submit completed application forms by e-mail to or by fax or mail no later than June 13, 2014, to:

Roy Shinn, Chair
CFCC Nominating Committee
c/o Patti Tice
2200 Research Blvd., #310
Rockville, MD 20850-3289

Fax: 301-296-8570

Questions concerning the process may be addressed to Patti Tice, interim CFCC ex officio, at or 301-296-5796.

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