American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Certification Reinstatement Policy and Procedures for Audiology

After certification has been dropped or revoked, individuals applying for reinstatement must meet the following policies and procedures.

Seeking Reinstatement—Certification Standards Have Not Changed

If seeking reinstatement when current certification standards are the same as those in effect when certification was dropped or revoked, applicants must submit a completed reinstatement application that includes:

  • Reinstatement application form (contact the ASHA Action Center at 800-498-2071 to request), signed by the applicant and a colleague holding current ASHA certification in audiology. While the individual does not have to supervise the applicant, the recommending individual should be someone who has familiarity with the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Reinstatement fee.
  • Evidence of professional development hours based on the number of years certification was dropped or revoked (i.e., 1 year = 10 hours of professional development; 2 years = 20 hours; 3 or more years = 30 hours). Professional development activities must have been completed prior to submission of the reinstatement application form and must have been completed no more than 3 years prior to submitting the application for reinstatement.
  • Official transcript confirming the receipt of a doctoral degree.

Seeking Reinstatement—Certification Standards Have Changed

If seeking reinstatement when current standards are different from those in effect when certification was dropped or revoked, applicants must submit a completed reinstatement application that includes:

  • Reinstatement application form (contact the ASHA Action Center at 800-498-2071 to request), signed by the applicant and a colleague holding current ASHA certification in audiology. While the individual does not have to supervise the applicant, the recommending individual should be someone who has familiarity with the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Reinstatement fee.
  • Evidence of professional development hours based on the number of years certification was dropped or revoked (i.e., 1 year = 10 hours of professional development; 2 years = 20 hours; 3 or more years = 30 hours). Professional development activities must have been completed prior to submission of the reinstatement application form and must have been completed no more than 3 years prior to submitting the application for reinstatement.
  • Confirmation via official notification from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) of successful completion of the Praxis examination in Audiology, achieved no more than 5 years prior to submission of the reinstatement application-successful completion is defined as achieving a passing score based on the standard in effect when the application for reinstatement is submitted. The current passing score is 170.
  • Official transcript confirming the receipt of a doctoral degree.

Professional Development for Reinstatement

  • Acceptable activities must have been completed no more than 3 years prior to submission of the reinstatement application form.
  • Activities must address the provision of clinical services specific to the Scopes of Practice in speech-language pathology and/or audiology.
  • Courses and activities that are in related areas, are general in nature, or are not related specifically to the practice of speech-language pathology and/or audiology will not be accepted.

Reinstatement Process

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

Maintenance of Certification

Once certification has been granted, all certificate holders must be aware that maintenance of certification is accomplished through abiding by the ASHA Code of Ethics, annual payment of ASHA dues or the annual certification fee, and accrual of 30 hours of professional development every three years.

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