Apply for Certification in Audiology

When to Apply

The 2012 Standards for Certification in Audiology are in effect through December 31, 2019. An applicant for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) applies under the standards that are in effect at the time their application is received by ASHA. 

Beginning January 1, 2020, new standards and implementation procedures will be in effect for all who apply for the CCC-A.

You may now submit your application using our new online application system.

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Apply On or Before 12/31/2019

Who: Individuals who graduated from their doctoral programs in audiology prior to December 31, 2019, and who have completed all supervised clinical practicum hours under a CCC-A certificate holder.

What: Submit your application any time after you have completed the necessary coursework, practicum, and received the required doctoral degree from a CAA-accredited academic program or a program admitted to CAA candidacy.

When: On or before December 31, 2019. 

How: Complete and submit your online application, along with your dues and fees payment, by December 31, 2019—additional documentation, such as your Praxis exam score and doctoral transcript, may be received by ASHA after that date. 

Important! Beginning January 1, 2020, applications under the 2012 audiology standards will no longer be accepted or available. Questions on meeting the 2012 standards? Consult the frequently asked questions.

Apply Beginning 1/1/2020

Who: Individuals who graduate from their doctoral programs in 2020 or beyond, OR who have completed supervised clinical experiences—under a CCC-A certificate holder—after graduating from their doctoral degree programs.

What: Submit your online application any time after you have completed the necessary coursework, practicum, and received the required AuD degree (or its equivalency) from a CAA-accredited academic program or a program admitted to CAA candidacy.

When: Beginning January 1, 2020. 

Why: If you graduate in 2020 or after, you must apply under the 2020 audiology standards. Additionally, the 2020 standards allow audiologists who did not complete all supervised clinical practicum hours under a CCC-A certificate holder during their doctoral degree program, but have completed these hours post-graduation, to apply for ASHA certification.

How: Complete and submit your online application, along with your dues and fees payment.

Additional Required Documents

Before completing the certification process, you must also submit the following:

  • Passing Praxis exam scores (sent directly to ASHA from ETS).
  • Official doctoral transcript which verifies the date and degree awarded (may arrive directly from institution) or a letter from the university registrar verifying completion of requirements for the degree.
  • Disclosure documents: If you checked yes to a disclosure question on the application, please review the requirements for certified copies of court or other legal documents.

Dues and Fees

ASHA's Certification and Membership programs are based upon a calendar year and subject to rates listed below. Applications received between September 1 and December 31 will be processed for the current year but will include membership and certification through the following year. Please submit payment in full with your application according to your selected category below. All dues/fees payments are non-refundable.

New Applicants: Get all the value you can from your ASHA certification and membership. Apply during ASHA's Gift to the Grad, May 1 – August 31, and get up to 20 months of membership for the price of 12. 

NSSLHA Conversion: $286
For members of NSSLHA who have held NSSLHA membership for two consecutive years at the time of graduation, and who are applying for ASHA membership and certification by August 31 of the year following graduation.

Recent Graduate: $461
For individuals applying for membership and certification within 12 months of their graduation date who are not eligible for the NSSLHA Conversion rate.

Certification and ASHA Membership: $511
For individuals who are not eligible for the NSSLHA Conversion or Recent Graduate categories.

Certification without ASHA Membership: $455
For individuals desiring to become certified without membership in the Association.

Dual Certification: $256
For individuals already certified or in the process of certification in one area who wish to apply for certification in the other area. Note: Individuals who apply for certification in both areas at the same time pay fees for single area certification application only.

The maintenance of your certification and/or membership, in addition to continuing professional development requirements (if applicable), is dependent upon payment of your annual dues and fees.

Certification Timeline

Once received at the National Office, please allow 4–6 weeks and sometimes as long as 6–8 weeks during very busy periods for the review of your completed application and all additional required documentation. Certification cannot be awarded until we have verified that all requirements of the standards have been met.

Questions?

Consult the Audiology Certification Handbook [PDF] or contact the Action Center at 800-498-2071 with any questions about applying for ASHA certification.

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