Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the process of applying for ASHA speech-language pathology assistants (SLPA) certification. It includes important requirements for the Assistants Certification Program as well as required documentation, fees, and exam information. Further information can be found through the links below and in the SLPA Certification Handbook [PDF].
All applicants for assistants certification must meet current SLPA assistant standards and requirements, follow all established policies and procedures, and abide by the ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct.
Review the three SLPA eligibility education pathway options and choose the one that best fits your education and qualifications.
Tip: Prerequisite courses must have been completed no more than two years before you apply for the C-SLPA.
Tip: Your application isn’t complete until you pay the certification fee.
The application review process can take up to 6 weeks from the date your last document is received.
Tip: A passing score for the C-SLPA exam is 162 or above. Make sure to review the SLPA practice exam questions and other exam resources.
You passed the exam—congratulations, you'll be awarded the C-SLPA! Your ASHA affiliate card and award letter will be arriving soon. You may now use C-SLPA after your signature and take advantage of all the benefits of assistants certification.
Earning the C-SLPA is not the end of your story—you must work to maintain your certification during each 3-year interval by