American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

CAA's Candidacy Program

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) provides opportunity for new programs seeking accreditation status to participate in its candidacy, or pre-accreditation, program. Initiated in 1991 and last revised in 2007, the CAA's current "stepwise" candidacy model allows new programs to come into compliance with the Standards for Accreditation in a logical sequence while being closely monitored by the CAA.

New graduate education programs the discipline are encouraged to review the CAA's Candidacy Manual below. Inquiries should be directed to the Accreditation Office at accreditation@asha.org.

Candidacy Manual

Table of Contents

I. Introduction and Background
II. Submission and Review Expectations
III. Candidacy Application Instructions
IV. Candidacy Site Visit & Report

Appendices

A. Standards Compliance Continuum
B. Candidacy Milestones and Timelines
C. Candidacy Site Visit Report Template [PDF]
D. Accreditation Standards Inventory–Candidacy [PDF]

Forms

Application for Candidacy Status [DOC]
Candidacy Annual Progress Report [DOC]

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