American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

How to Apply for Certification in Audiology

Applicants for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) must submit an application under the 2012 Standards for Certification in Audiology and are required to have a doctoral degree.

Initial Application: 2012 Standards

You may submit an application any time after you have completed te necessary coursework, practicum, and received the required doctoral degree from a CAA-accredited academic program. When completing your application please consult the list of institution codes [PDF] to determine the code for your college or university. To begin the application process for your certification, you must first submit these items together:

Additional Required Documents

Before completing the certification process, you must also submit the following:

  • Passing Praxis exam scores (sent directly to ASHA from ETS).
  • Official doctoral transcript* which verifies the date and degree awarded (may arrive directly from institution) or a letter from the university registrar verifying completion of requirements for the degree.
  • Disclosure documents: If you checked yes to a disclosure question on the application, please review the requirements for certified copies of court or other legal documents.

*Applicants applying more than three years after graduation from a CAA-accredited program must submit official undergraduate transcripts reflecting all coursework completed for certification. Internationally educated applicants must submit an original evaluated transcript.

Dues and Fees

ASHA's Certification and Membership programs are based upon a calendar year and subject to rates listed below. Applications received between September 1 and December 31 will be processed for the current year but will include membership and certification through the following year. Please submit payment in full with your application according to your selected category below. All dues/fees payments are non-refundable.

  • NSSLHA Conversion: $286
    For members of NSSLHA who have held NSSLHA membership for two consecutive years at the time of graduation, and who are applying for ASHA membership and certification by August 31 of the year following graduation.
  • Recent Graduate: $461
    For individuals applying for membership and certification within 12 months of their graduation date who are not eligible for the NSSLHA Conversion rate.
  • Certification and ASHA Membership: $511
    For individuals who received their graduate degree prior to 2013 who are not eligible for the NSSLHA Conversion or Recent Graduate categories.
  • Certification without ASHA Membership: $455
    For individuals desiring to become certified without membership in the Association.
  • Dual Certification: $256
    For individuals already certified or in the process of certification in one area who wish to apply for certification in the other area. Note: Individuals who apply for certification in both areas at the same time pay fees for single area certification application only.

The maintenance of your certification and/or membership, in addition to continuing professional development requirements (if applicable), is dependent upon payment of your annual dues and fees.

Certification Timeline

Once received at the National Office, please allow 4–6 weeks and sometimes as long as 6–8 weeks during very busy periods for the review of your completed application and all additional required documentation. Certification cannot be awarded until we have verified that all requirements of the standards have been met.

Questions?

Contact the Action Center at 800-498-2071 with any questions about applying for ASHA certification.

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