Holding ASHA Certification offers increased opportunities for employment, mobility, career advancement, professional credibility, and more, because it is recognized by nearly every state's regulatory agency.
The Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) validates and provides assurance to consumers and clients; other health care professionals; and employers, state licensure boards, and third-party payers, that through participation in continuous professional development activities they can be confident certificate holders are keeping up with rapid changes in the professions' scopes of practice.
When you relocate to another state to practice, you may not be required to provide copies of test scores, academic degree, or supervised clinical experience.
ASHA certification verifies that you have met rigorous standards:
ASHA certification is voluntary. Employers, regulatory bodies, third party payers, clients and peers know that you have gone beyond the minimum requirement of state licensure. Clients and their families have the assurance that you have the knowledge, skills, and experience to provide high quality clinical services for them and their family members. Employers, clients, and peers know that you actively engage in ongoing professional development.