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Reinstatement of the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology

Reinstatement of the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) may be available to eligible individuals who are considered "not currently certified" after their ASHA certification has expired, or has been resigned, retired, or revoked.

Who is Eligible to Apply for Reinstatement of the CCC-SLP?

  • An individual whose ASHA certification expired after failing to comply with certification maintenance standards.
  • An individual who decides to return to practice after resigning his/her ASHA certification.
  • An individual who decides to return to practice after retiring his/her ASHA certification.
  • An individual whose ASHA certification was revoked by the Board of Ethics, but who has petitioned and received approval to reinstate from the Board of Ethics, as well as met all the Board's reinstatement conditions or requirements.

Reinstatement Policies and Procedures

Individuals seeking reinstatement of the CCC-SLP must:

  • Provide evidence of professional development activities that are within the Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology. Eligible Certification Maintenance Hours (CMHs) are those that have been earned no more than 3 years prior to submitting the application for reinstatement;
    • If applying for reinstatement within 1 year of becoming "not currently certified," provide evidence of 10 CMHs earned no more than 12 months prior to application.
  • Provide confirmation of receipt of a passing score on the Praxis examination in Speech-Language Pathology via official notification from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) that was achieved no more than 5 years prior to application for reinstatement;
    • No passing Praxis score is required if you are applying for reinstatement within 1 year of becoming "not currently certified," as long as your application is submitted by March 31 of the following year (e.g., "not currently certified" date of 4/1/2015 = submission must be before 3/31/2016).
  • Submit a reinstatement application;
  • Pay a reinstatement fee.

Reinstatement Application Instructions

Individuals seeking reinstatement of the CCC-SLP must complete and submit all of the following items:

  • Reinstatement application form [PDF] containing the original signatures of the applicant and a colleague holding a current CCC-SLP. The colleague does not have to supervise the applicant, but should be someone who has familiarity with the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities, and is not related to the applicant in any manner.
  • Evidence of professional development activities based on the number of years you were not currently certified (i.e., 1 year=10 hours of professional development; 2 years=20 hours; 3 or more years=30 hours).
    • Paid CE Registry users (within the last 1–3 years) may not be required to provide additional evidence; however, documentation is required for hours other than ASHA CEUs.
    • Documentation must include the title of the course/activity, name of sponsoring organization or college/university, date(s) of attendance/completion, and hours earned.
    • If applying for reinstatement within 1 year of becoming "not currently certified," provide evidence of 10 CMHs earned no more than 12 months prior to application.
  • Official notification from ETS of receipt of a passing Praxis Speech-Language Pathology exam score that was achieved no more than 5 years prior to application for reinstatement.
    • No passing Praxis score is required if you are applying for reinstatement within 1 year of becoming "not currently certified," as long as your application is submitted by March 31 of the following year (e.g., "not currently certified" date of 4/1/2015 = submission must be before 3/31/2016).  
  • Reinstatement fee
    • $375 for CCC-SLP and ASHA membership
    • $349 for CCC-SLP without ASHA membership

Please do not apply until you can 1) meet all the policies and procedures for reinstatement and 2) submit all the required items above. Incomplete application materials will not be processed; applicants will be notified of the deficiency and given 90 days to complete and resubmit the appropriate application materials.

Professional Development for Reinstatement

  • Acceptable activities must have been completed no more than 3 years prior to submission of the reinstatement application form. If applying for reinstatement within 1 year of becoming "not currently certified," CMHs must have been earned no more than 12 months prior to application.
  • Activities must address the provision of clinical services specific to the Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Courses and activities that are in related areas, are general in nature, or are not related specifically to the practice of speech-language pathology will not be accepted.

Reinstatement Timeline

Please allow approximately 6 weeks for review once all required materials are received at the ASHA National Office. Certification will be reinstated only after ASHA's certification department has verified that all reinstatement requirements have been met.

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 and/or the annual certification fee, and accrual of 30 hours of professional development during each 3-year maintenance interval.

Questions?

Contact the Action Center at 800-498-2071 with any questions about applying for reinstatement or e-mail certification@asha.org.

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