American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

CAA Accreditation Manual

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)

The CAA's Accreditation Manual contains the policies, procedures, and forms related to the conduct of accreditation reviews of eligible graduate education programs in audiology and speech-language pathology, including the Standards for Accreditation.

This resource was developed for use and reference by programs, site visit team members, members of the CAA, and to provide critical information to the public about the CAA's purposes, history, and accreditation activities.

New graduate programs seeking information about applying for candidacy status, please see the CAA's Candidacy Manual.

The CAA Accreditation Manual was last updated in August 2014.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

II. Accreditation Process

  1. Classifications
  2. Accreditation Review Process
  3. Public Information and Change Notifications

III. Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

IV. Self-Study Guidelines

V. Substantive Changes to CAA-Accredited Graduate Education Programs

VI. Consortia

VII. Further Consideration and Appeal Procedures

VIII. Complaint Procedures

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Forms

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