Join ASHA and Become an International Affiliate

ASHA International Affiliates enjoy access to resources and information needed to stay up-to-date on the latest developments and issues in the field. Learn more about ASHA's international programs.

Become an Affiliate! Send in your International Affiliate application form [PDF] today!

Benefits

Knowledge
ASHAwire provides access to The ASHA Leader, ASHA journals, and the Perspectives series of publications.

ASHA's Practice Portal provides resources to guide evidence-based decision-making on clinical and professional issues.

Networking Opportunities
Tap into the collective expertise of fellow International Affiliates through the ASHA Community.

Contribute to exclusive Special interest Groups that focus on specific topics in speech, language, and hearing.

Outreach
ASHA Public Relations publicizes the professions through media relations, major campaigns, and various forms of outreach such as the International Communication Project (ICP).

Learning
ASHA's continuing professional education opportunities including convenient self-study products, online webinars, and conferences.

ASHA CE Registry is the only service that awards and tracks your ASHA CEUs.

Money Saving Discounts
Access time and money-saving benefits, such as discounts on insurance and car rental, to name a few.

Save almost 50% off the regular rate when registering for The ASHA Convention.

Receive significant discounts on ASHA's professional development products and the ASHA CE Registry.

Support
ASHA's audiology and speech-language pathology professional practices staff members provide one-on-one practice related consultation via phone and e-mail.

The ASHA Action Center also welcomes questions and requests from affiliates. For more information, e-mail actioncenter@asha.org or call 800-498-2071.

How to Join

Joining ASHA as an International Affiliate is easy. Complete the application form [PDF], indicate your credential or documentation, and pay your annual dues plus a processing fee. Application fees include $75.00 (U.S. currency) annual dues plus a $15.00 (U.S. currency) one-time processing fee, for a total of $90.00 (U.S. currency). Mail your application to ASHA and you will receive a confirmation when your application has been processed. It's that easy!

Qualifications

International Affiliation with ASHA is open only to persons who reside abroad and who are not exclusively citizens of the United States. Dual citizens may also become International Affiliates as long as they reside outside of the United States. International Affiliates are not eligible for and do not hold ASHA's Certificate of Clinical Competence. Affiliates also agree to abide by ASHA's Code of Ethics which prohibits use of affiliation with ASHA in the promotion of commercial products. International Affiliates are eligible to earn professional development hours (PDHs) and can be nominated for the Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions in International Achievement and for ASHA Fellowship.

If affiliates move to the United States or become a citizen of the United States exclusively, they will no longer be eligible for International Affiliate status. However, they may explore obtaining regular ASHA membership and certification if they meet the requirements for applicants educated in a foreign country.

International Affiliate status is on an annual basis with affiliation starting when the application [PDF] is approved. Maintenance of this status is contingent upon annual payment of affiliate dues.

Questions? E-mail joinasha@asha.org for more information.  

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