How to Apply for Certification in Speech-Language Pathology
Applicants for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) must submit an application under the 2014 Standards for Certification in Speech-Language Pathology.
Initial Application: 2014 Standards
You may submit an application any time after you have completed the necessary coursework, practicum, and received the required graduate degree from a CAA-accredited academic program or a program admitted to CAA candidacy. When completing your application, please consult the list of institution codes [PDF] to determine the code for your college or university.
Important note: Applications under the 2005 standards are no longer being accepted. If you submit an application under the 2005 standards or one that contains a combination of pages from 2005 and 2014, you will be asked to resubmit your application under the 2014 standards and the processing of your certification application will be delayed.
Questions on meeting the 2014 standards or completing an application? Consult the frequently asked questions for information on course work, clinical practicum, clinical fellowship, disclosure, and more.
Additional Required Documents
To complete your application for certification, you must also submit the following:
*Applicants applying more than three years after graduation from a CAA-accredited graduate program must submit official undergraduate transcripts reflecting all coursework completed for certification. Internationally educated applicants must submit an original evaluated transcript.
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.
Once received at the National Office, please allow 4–6 weeks, and sometimes as long as 6–8 weeks or more 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.
Please note: Due to the unusually high volume of certification applications received in advance of the September 1 implementation of the 2014 standards, the time frame required to review applications has been extended to 8–10 weeks.
Contact the Action Center at 800-498-2071 with any questions about applying for ASHA certification.