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ASHA Assistants Program

The Assistants Certification Program gives audiology assistants and speech-language pathology assistants (SLPA) the opportunity to become certified practitioners. ASHA certification validates and provides assurance that because of their training and continuous professional development, certificate holders are able to practice at the top of their license.

Did you know? ASHA Certification is not licensure and does not give you the ability to practice. You must meet your state requirements in order to practice.

Assistant Spotlight

Meet Lauren Petuya, BS, C-AA, newborn hearing screening audiology assistant in Washington, DC Lauren hails from Delaware, where she received a BS in Cognitive Science from the University of Delaware. Lauren has seen many changes in the DC audiology assistant field, and appreciates the recognition from her employer in creating a position just for her doing her favorite thing—newborn hearing screening! She values the trust her supervisor has in her. Lauren’s advice for other assistants is to not put too much pressure on defining your position. Audiology assistants, especially, have a broad range of activities, and it’s all about finding the right fit for you and knowing your worth. She encourages others to advocate for themselves—if you put in the effort and do good work, make sure you are being acknowledged by your colleagues for it. Thank you for all you do, Lauren!!

Connect With Colleagues

Assistants can also sign up for the Assistants Insights e-newsletter and join the online ASHA Community.

Learn More

Sign up to get more information and resources to help prepare for certification.

Contact us by email at assistants@asha.org.

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