Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Liaisons with the Vice Presidents for Standards and Ethics in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Charge

Define the standards for clinical certification and apply those standards in the certification of individuals; define the standards for clinical specialty certification; and may also develop and administer a credentialing program for assistants.

Composition

The certification body consists of 16 voting members, including a chair, from the public and professional communities. The following proportional representation is required:

  • At least 5 individuals who hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology;
  • At least 5 individuals who hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
  • 2 certified specialists who represent two different specialty areas. (Note: No sitting member of a specialty certification board may serve concurrently on the CFCC)
  • 2 public members
  • 1 chair
  • 1 immediate past chair

At least four members of the CFCC must be practitioners, two of whom are certified speech-language pathologists and two certified audiologists. A practitioner is defined as an individual who is employed full-time in non-academic settings. Individuals must have the direct delivery of speech-language-hearing services as their primary employment function at the time of appointment.

In addition to the above members, non-voting participants include 1 ex officio member from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), 2 student members, one each from the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology and 1 National office ex officio member. All members, with the exception of the public members and two ex officio members, must hold current ASHA certification in the appropriate area(s). The individuals from the profession of audiology and the individuals from the profession of speech-language pathology must hold ASHA membership.

Members

  • Erica Williams, Chair
  • Joseph Montano, Chair-Elect
  • Debra Suiter, Past-Chair
  • Margot Beckerman, Vice Chair for Audiology
  • Laura Verdun, Vice Chair for SLP
  • Patti Howard
  • Laurie Sterling
  • Jacob Milne
  • Sue Ellen Krause
  • Danielle Watson
  • Debra Schober-Peterson
  • Kerry Witherell
  • AnnMarie Knight
  • Laura Verdun
  • James McClure
  • Elaine Mormer
  • Thomas Muller
  • Mark DeRuiter, Board Liaison
  • Carol Dudding, Board Liaison

Term

4 years

Commitments/Obligations

  1. Participate in accordance with the roles and responsibilities of the members of any ASHA boards, councils, or committees to work toward the fulfillment of the group’s objectives; including the following:
    1. Inform their employer of the responsibilities and commitments required of committee members
    2. Attend new member orientation and training activities (as described in IV-E above), all meetings, and participate in all conference calls of the committee
    3. Complete assignments delegated by the chair
    4. Acknowledge all communications concerning committee work by requested deadline
    5. Prepare for meetings and conference calls by reviewing all relevant material and pertinent background information
    6. Participate in all discussions
    7. Maintain a professional demeanor when other ideas or conflicting viewpoints are presented
  2. Attend three CFCC meetings per year
    1. Participate in three 1.5 – 2.5 days virtual or in-person meetings at the ASHA National Office in Rockville MD: one winter, one summer; typically Thursday – Saturday.
  3. Participate fully in two CFCC committees as requested
    1. Actively participate in Committee activities during and between CFCC meetings, completing assignments as requested and described in this Operating Manual
    2. Typically one to two 1-hour virtual meetings per month
  4. Maintain technical skills to effectively use a shared on-line web portal (CFCC Community‚Äč site) to complete council activities.

Desired Service Qualifications/Experiences

All members, with the exception of the public members and two ex officio members, must hold current ASHA certification in the appropriate area(s). The individuals from the profession of audiology and the individuals from the profession of speech-language pathology must hold ASHA membership.

Staff Liaison

Todd Philbrick, ex officio (tphilbrick@asha.org)

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