This pathway walks you step-by-step through the process of applying for reinstatement of the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) if your ASHA certification has expired, or has been resigned, retired, or revoked.
Determine if you are eligible to apply for reinstatement of the CCC-A.
Provide evidence of professional development activities completed based on the number of years your CCC-A has been expired (1 year = 10 PDHs, 13–24 months = 20 PDHs, 3 or more years = 30 PDHs).
Why: Ongoing professional development provides assurance to clients/patients that your knowledge is current across the Scope of Practice in Audiology.
Praxis Exam in Audiology
If you hold a doctoral degree and your ASHA certification has been expired
less than 1 year, you are not required to retake the Praxis exam in order to regain certification.
more than one year, you must provide confirmation of a passing Praxis score that was achieved less than 5 years before applying for reinstatement in order to regain certification.
If you hold a master’s degree and your ASHA certification has been expired for any period of time, you must retake the Praxis exam and provide confirmation of a passing score in order to regain certification.
The achievement of a doctoral degree has been an ASHA certification requirement since the 2012 Audiology Certification Standards went into effect. Therefore, the certification reinstatement requirement to provide a passing score on the Praxis exam depends on the degree you currently hold.
Why: The knowledge and skills of all applicants for reinstatement of certification must be reassessed by ASHA. If you’re required to retake the Praxis, a passing score less than 5 years old provides assurance to clients/patients that you practice with skill and safety and that your knowledge and skills are up to date.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 228,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology assistants; and students.