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Apply for Audiology Assistants Certification (C-AA)

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the process of applying for ASHA audiology assistants certification. It includes important requirements for the Assistants Certification Program as well as required documentation, fees, and exam information.

All applicants for assistants certification must meet current audiology assistant standards and requirements, follow all established policies and procedures, and abide by the ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct.

Step 1

Choose Your Pathway

Review the three audiology assistant eligibility education pathway options and choose the one that best fits your education and qualifications.

Step 2

Mandatory Requirements

  • Complete a 1-hour course in ethics.
  • Complete a 1-hour course in universal safety precautions.
  • Complete a 1-hour course in patient confidentiality.
  • Complete ASHA’s online audiology education modules, if required in your pathway option.

Tip: Courses must have been completed no more than two years before you apply for the C-AA.

Step 3

Submit Your Application

  • Submit your online application for the C-AA and pay the initial certification fee of $249.
  • Submit official transcripts, certificates of completion, and/or military documents to ASHA within 60 days of submitting your application.

Tip: Your application isn’t complete until you pay the certification fee.

Step 4

Application Review

The application review process can take up to 6 weeks from the date your last document is received.

Step 5

Exam Approval

  • You’ll be given a test ID to register for the Assistants Certification Exam if your application, documents, and transcripts are approved.
  • Once you have your test ID, you have 365 days to register and take the exam.
  • Your exam score will automatically be sent to ASHA for review, and you'll be notified if audiology assistant certification will be awarded. If a passing exam score was not achieved, you'll be eligible to retest up to two times (within one year of approval to test).

Tip: A passing score for the C-AA exam is 162 or higher.

Step 6

Certification Awarded

You passed the exam—congratulations, you'll be awarded the C-AA! Your ASHA affiliate card and award letter will be arriving soon. You may now use C-AA after your signature.

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