Join ASHA and Become an International Affiliate
ASHA International Affiliates enjoy access to resources and information needed to stay up-to-date on the latest developments and issues in the field.
Tap into the collective expertise of fellow International Affiliates through the
Contribute to exclusive
Special interest Groups that focus on specific topics in speech, language, and hearing.
ASHA's audiology and speech-language pathology professional practices staff members provide one-on-one practice related consultation via phone and e-mail.
The ASHA Action Center also welcomes questions and requests from affiliates. For more information, e-mail
[email protected] or call 800-498-2071.
How to Join
Joining ASHA as an International Affiliate is easy. Complete the
application form [PDF], indicate your credential or documentation, and pay your annual dues plus a processing fee. Application fees include $75.00 (U.S. currency) annual dues plus a $15.00 (U.S. currency) one-time processing fee, for a total of $90.00 (U.S. currency). Mail your application to ASHA and you will receive a confirmation when your application has been processed. It's that easy!
International Affiliation with ASHA is open only to persons who reside abroad and who are not exclusively citizens of the United States. Dual citizens may also become International Affiliates as long as they reside outside of the United States. International Affiliates are not eligible for and
do not hold ASHA's Certificate of Clinical Competence. Affiliates also agree to abide by ASHA's Code of Ethics which
prohibits use of affiliation with ASHA in the promotion of commercial products. International Affiliates are eligible to earn professional development hours (PDHs) and can be nominated for the
Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions in International Achievement and for
If affiliates move to the United States or become a citizen of the United States exclusively, they will no longer be eligible for International Affiliate status. However, they may explore obtaining regular ASHA membership and certification if they meet the
requirements for applicants educated in a foreign country.
International Affiliate status is on an annual basis with affiliation starting when the
application [PDF] is approved. Maintenance of this status is contingent upon annual payment of affiliate dues.
[email protected] for more information.