NSSLHA to ASHA Membership Conversion Discount

The NSSLHA-to-ASHA Conversion Discount is a one-time discount of $225 off the initial dues and fees of $511 for ASHA membership and certification. The Conversion Discount is a benefit from ASHA exclusively for National NSSLHA members.

Requirements

To qualify for the Conversion Discount, a student must be a National NSSLHA member for the last 2 years of their master's or doctoral program. 

Application

The Conversion Discount is applied when a student submits an application for ASHA membership and certification.

Deadline

The application for ASHA membership and certification must arrive in the national office before August 31 (up to the year after graduation) to receive the Conversion Discount.

Confirmation of Eligibility

Contact the Action Center at 800-498-2071 and speak with an Action Center Specialist, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. to confirm eligibility for the Conversion Discount.

Tips to Qualify for the Conversion Discount

  • Apply for National NSSLHA membership.
  • Renew National NSSLHA membership for the last 2 years of your master's or doctoral program.
  • Maintain current degree information in the NSSLHA/ASHA database.
  • Maintain current e-mail and postal mailing addresses in the NSSLHA/ASHA database.
  • Do not wait to complete a clinical fellowship or externship before applying for ASHA membership and certification.

NSSLHA Introductory Membership Package (Discontinued)

The NSSLHA Introductory Membership Package was a pilot program for undergraduate NSSLHA applicants with no prior NSSLHA affiliation. The program did not achieve its objectives and has been discontinued. This membership did not count toward a person's NSSLHA-to-ASHA Conversion discount.

Discounts for Non-members and/or Graduates

Recent Graduate Discount

Graduates who do not meet the criteria for the NSSLHA-to-ASHA Conversion Discount may qualify for the Recent Graduate Discount. The Recent Graduate Discount is $50 off the initial dues and fees of $511 for ASHA membership and certification. The application for ASHA membership and certification must be received in the national office within 12 months of graduation to receive this discount.

Gift to the Grad

The Gift to the Grad is available to National NSSLHA members, as well as non-members. The Gift to the Grad extends ASHA membership for up to 18 months in the first year of ASHA membership and certification. The application for ASHA membership and certification must be received in the national office between May 1 and August 31 annually to receive this incentive.