American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Certification Reinstatement: Frequently Asked Questions

The 2014 SLP Standards for Certification are now in effect. If applying for reinstatement by 12/31/2014, a stand-alone statistics course will not be required.

Reinstatement Policy Information

How to Apply for Reinstatement in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology Reinstatement Under 2012 Standards

Reinstatement Dues/Fees

Reinstatement Policy Information

What reinstatement policy must I meet?

Anyone desiring reinstatement of certification must meet the reinstatement policies and procedures in audiology and/or speech-language pathology.

What is the processing time for my reinstatement application?

Once your completed reinstatement application and supplemental documentation is received, it will usually take 4–6 weeks for review and determination.

How to Apply for Reinstatement in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology

How do I obtain a reinstatement application?

You may request a reinstatement application from the ASHA Action Center at 800-498-2071 or send an e-mail to certification@asha.org.

My CCC-SLP was dropped or revoked before the SLP certification standards changed in 2014. What do I need to do to reinstate my CCCs?

Because the standards have now changed, please contact the ASHA Action Center at 800-498-2071 to discuss your reinstatement options.

My CCC-A was dropped or revoked before the audiology certification standards changed in 2012. What do I need to do to reinstate my CCCs?

Because the standards have now changed, please contact the ASHA Action Center at 800-498-2071 to discuss your reinstatement options.

My CCC-A was dropped or revoked after the audiology certification standards changed in 2012. What do I need to do to reinstate my CCCs?

You will need to submit the following items to reinstate your CCC-A.

Audiology Reinstatement Under 2012 Standards

The 2012 audiology standards are now in effect—how do I reinstate my certification?

Please follow the instructions under the section, Seeking Reinstatement—Certification Standards Have Changed, to reinstate your audiology certification.

What do I need to submit in order to apply for reinstatement?

Applicants for certification reinstatement must submit the following:

  • reinstatement application for audiology
  • evidence of professional development hours
  • full payment of reinstatement dues/fees
  • successfully retake and pass the audiology Praxis exam with a score of 170 or better (if certification was lost prior to a Standard change, and your passing Praxis score was achieved more than 5 years prior to submission of your application for reinstatement)
  • official transcript confirming the receipt of a doctoral degree

How do I obtain a reinstatement application?

Please contact the ASHA Action Center at 800-498-2071 to request a reinstatement application.

How many professional development hours do I need to have completed in order to be eligible for reinstatement?

Evidence needed of professional development hours (certificates of completion/attendance) is based on the number of years since you were last certified.

  • 1 year = 10 hours
  • 2 years = 20 hours
  • 3 or more years = 30 hours

How do I know if I have to retake the audiology Praxis exam?

If your certification was lost prior to a standard change, and your passing Praxis score was achieved more than 5 years prior to submission of your application for reinstatement, you must retake the exam.

When is the audiology Praxis exam being offered?

Please contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for the most up-to-date schedule.

Who can I speak with if I have more questions about the reinstatement process?

If you have further questions about the reinstatement process, please contact the Action Center at 800-498-2071.

Reinstatement Dues and Fees

What are the dues/fees for reinstating my CCCs?

The dues/fees for reinstating your CCC-SLP or CCC-A are:

  • $375 for certification reinstatement, which includes ASHA membership
  • $349 for certification reinstatement only

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