Associate Director of Certification for Programs

Posting Date: 10/27/2014

Location: Rockville, MD

Cluster/Team:  Standards and Ethics Cluster/Certification Team

Coach:  Certification Director

Salary Range (Non-Negotiable):  $78,633–$87,370

FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt


The purpose of this position is to oversee the programmatic activities administered by the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) and to provide technical and content expertise related to maintenance, specialty certification, disclosures, and mutual recognition agreements. These programs include maintenance of initial certification, clinical specialty certification, the applicant disclosure process, and the Mutual Recognition Agreement. The incumbent supports the certification programs by conducting research and monitoring trends and best practices to ensure the viability and growth of certification programs. The Associate Director directs the development and oversees the delivery of communications related to certification programs to stakeholders and the public.


  1. Advise and support the CFCC in the development of policies and procedures and monitor national trends in certification to inform CFCC's decision making related to maintenance, specialty certification, disclosures, mutual recognition agreement, etc.; serve as recorder for CFCC meetings and prepare minutes; make presentations at meetings and conferences as appropriate; serve as liaison with Director of Administration and Communication to prepare information for certification webpages and CFCC collaboration website.
  2. Provide oversight of clinical specialty certification processes by serving as staff liaison to the CFCC Committee on Clinical Specialty Certification (CCSC), implementing the program as directed by the committee, and providing guidance and consultation to the CCSC, petitioning groups, and specialty boards.
  3. Evaluate applicant disclosures of offenses, file review cases, and international applications to determine compliance with requirements; coordinate processing and follow-ups with the Associate Director for Operations.
  4. Provide consultation to potential applicants and academic program faculty regarding all aspects of the certification process, including standards interpretation.
  5. Direct the certification maintenance program, including management of audits of individual certificate holders for certification maintenance.
  6. Serve as ASHA liaison to and manage the Multilateral Mutual Recognition Agreement process.
  7. Create and edit certification communications, website content, and CFCC presentations.
  8. Assist Director in preparation and monitoring of annual budgets.


Knowledge Typically Acquired Through

  • A master's or doctoral degree in either speech-language pathology or audiology
  • Award of—and possession of for a minimum of 5 years—the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A or CCC-SLP) from the CCFC
  • Experience in the credentialing arena (e.g., state licensure, certification, accreditation, etc.) preferred

Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge

  • Collect, interpret, and report statistical data
  • Analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources
  • Independently compose communications, including sensitive correspondence
  • Efficiently use Windows environment and Microsoft Office software, databases, and presentation software to produce reports, documents, and presentations

Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including preparation and presentation of reports, minutes, and correspondence
  • Problem solve independently and with others as needed and proactively about tasks related to job responsibilities
  • Manage large projects and facilitate change
  • Organize and prioritize multiple and complex projects and tasks; efficiently manage workload

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EOE/minorities, women, persons with disabilities, veterans with disabilities and Vietnam veterans are encouraged to apply.

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