International Applicants for the CCC-SLP

The following are requirements for international applicants for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) under the 2014 SLP Certification Standards. These documents must be sent to the ASHA National Office, and payment in full included with your completed application, in order to have your materials evaluated.

Check Four-page application for ASHA certification in speech-language pathology [PDF]

  • Pages 1–3 must be completed and signed by the applicant, and mailed to ASHA. Submission of partial applications will delay processing. Photocopies will not be accepted.
  • Disclosure questions/ affidavits
    • Answer all three disclosure questions and include explanations for any questions to which you answered “yes,” then sign and date the affidavit section.
    • By checking yes, you understand that you will be required to submit certified documentation that has been certified no later than 6 months from the date all application materials are received by the National Office.
    • After the receipt of all application materials, you will receive a request for certified documentation. ASHA must receive this required certification documentation within 60 days of the date of the request.
  • Verification by Program Director
    • Verification, on page 4, must be completed and signed/dated by the Program Director (or “Principal,” Headmaster,” etc.), and mailed to ASHA. Photocopies will not be accepted.
    • Verification must include the date (MM/DD/YY) that coursework and clinical practicum requirements for ASHA certification were completed.

CheckPracticum Hours Summary

  • You must include a detailed record of your supervised clinical experience. 
  • If one is not offered by your university, contact certification@asha.org to request a Practicum Hours Summary Sheet. 
  • You must indicate the specific location(s) where you completed your clinical hours, the name of your supervisor(s), his/her appropriate credentials, and dates of completion.
  • You must have a minimum of 400 supervised clinical practicum hours in the field of speech-language pathology (325 hours must be completed at the graduate level). 
  • Submit electronically to ASHA via e-mail at certification@asha.org.

CheckOfficial English translation of undergraduate transcript

  • Mail to ASHA—photocopies of your translated transcript will not be accepted.
  • Additionally, you must include a copy of your original untranslated transcript.

CheckOfficial English translation of graduate transcript

  • Mail to ASHA—photocopies of your translated transcript will not be accepted.
  • Additionally, you must include a copy of your original untranslated transcript.

CheckOfficial English translations of undergraduate and graduate course descriptions and/or syllabi

  • Mail to ASHA or submit electronically via e-mail at certification@asha.org.
  • Photocopies of course descriptions and/or syllabi are accepted.

CheckOfficial copy of the credential evaluation report from a NACES member agency (reports older than 2 years will not be accepted)

  • This report must be received in addition to the English translations of your transcripts.
  • Your credential evaluation agency must evaluate your academic program to be equivalent to the Master's degree in the U.S.
  • If your degree is evaluated to be less than the equivalent of the Master’s degree for speech-language pathologists, you are ineligible to apply.
  • ASHA completes a separate evaluation of candidates to ensure that your academics and practicum meets the requirements as outlined in the standards. Your credential evaluation report does not guarantee that you have met the standards; it only determines U.S. equivalency of credit hours and degrees.
  • Mail to ASHA. Photocopies will not be accepted.

CheckPraxis Examination

  • All applicants must have a passing score (162) submitted directly to ASHA from Educational Testing Service (ETS).
  • ASHA must be designated as a score recipient.
  • The exam must be passed and reported to ASHA no later than 2 years after the date the application is received by the ASHA National Office.
  • Exam scores older than 5 years at the time the application is received by the ASHA National Office will not be accepted.

CheckFull payment for initial application fee

  • Complete the charge authorization form (page 5 of the application), or submit a personal check made payable to ASHA.
  • Payment must be submitted in full with your application.

CheckClinical Fellowship Report and Ratings Form

  • Carefully read the 2014 SLP Certification Standards
  • Application will be reviewed by the National Office once all of the above components are received. You will receive a Status Report with deadlines to submit missing documentation, if any.
    • If your application is complete and your academics and practicum have been approved by ASHA, you will receive written notice that you may begin your Clinical Fellowship.
    • If the application is incomplete, do not begin your Clinical Fellowship—you must first submit all requested documents. Any hours spent in your Clinical Fellowship prior to A&P approval will not count toward your 1260 Clinical Fellowship hours. Once your academics and practicum are approved, you may begin your Clinical Fellowship.
  • A minimum of 1,260 hours are required under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist who holds a valid CCC-SLP.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that their certification is valid.
    • Your mentor will observe you for 6 direct and 6 indirect sessions per each segment (18 direct and 18 indirect total observations).
  • Submit your Clinical Fellowship Report and Rating Form [PDF] to ASHA when your Clinical Fellowship is complete.

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