American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Mutual Recognition Agreement Frequently Asked Questions: ASHA Code of Ethics

I understand that in applying for certification by a signatory association, I am required to sign a statement indicating that I will abide by the code of ethics of that association. If I have become ASHA certified and find that my practice or behavior in the United States places me in violation of the ASHA Code of Ethics, but would not be a violation under the code of ethics of my Home Association, which code am I required to meet?

Once you sign the statement indicating that you agree to abide by ASHA's Code of Ethics, you will be required to do so, even if the practice or behavior would not place you in violation of a code of ethics of your Home Association.

If I am certified by both ASHA and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and find that the work I am performing in the United Kingdom is a violation of one of the principles of ASHA's Code of Ethics, but does not violate the code of ethics of the Royal College, which code of ethics guides my practice?

If you are an ASHA certificate holder, you must abide by ASHA's Code of Ethics regardless of where the services are provided. Specific information about the codes of ethics for any of the signatory associations can be obtained directly from the associations.

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