CFCC Call For Nominations 

Thank you for your interest to serve on the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC). The CFCC Nominating Committee is currently soliciting nominations to fill five (5) vacancies on the CFCC in 2025. These council member positions are for terms beginning January 1, 2025:

  • ASHA-certified audiologist (1 position, practitioner, 4-year term)
  • ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist (1 position, at large, 4-year term)
  • ASHA-certified audiology assistant (1 position, 4-year term)
  • ASHA-certified speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) (1 position, 3-year term)*
  • Public member (familiar with or a user of audiology services, 1 position, 4-year term)

* This new position will initially be a 3-year term; however, subsequent terms will be 4-year terms.

CFCC Charge

The CFCC offers voluntary certification to (1) individuals who hold a graduate degree in audiology or speech-language pathology, and (2) audiology assistants and SLPAs. The CFCC's current charges are:

  • Define the standards for clinical certification in audiology and speech-language pathology and for audiology assistants and SLPAs.
  • Apply established standards in granting certification to individuals.
  • Withdraw certification in cases where certification has been granted on the basis of inaccurate information.
  • Define and administer the certification reinstatement process.
  • Administer the certification maintenance program.

General Requirements

The minimum requirement for service on the CFCC—with the exception of public members—is holding ASHA certification in the area for which you are seeking appointment. Council composition must include at least four practitioners (two audiologists and two speech-language pathologists). Requirements for service by an individual desiring to be considered for the public member are knowledge of the standards setting process, a desire to serve as a consumer advocate, representing and protecting the public interest, and overseeing the certification process for fairness and reasonable action.

Individuals interested in serving on the CFCC should be familiar with the charges to the CFCC and understand the responsibilities involved. Service on the Council requires commitment and time. Members will establish certification standards and implementation language, determine the passing score on the Praxis examinations, review and evaluate selected applications processed by the National Office staff, and provide guidance on questions from applicants, graduate educational programs, and National Office certification staff. It's important to note that the CFCC relies heavily on technology and its Web-based collaboration sites to conduct its work and meetings.

The CFCC holds up to three 1.5- to 2.5-day meetings per year—virtually or at the ASHA National Office—typically in the winter, summer, and fall. In addition, CFCC members are expected to participate in two 1-hour virtual meetings per month. Attendance at these meetings is vital. ASHA reimburses normal travel expenses according to ASHA Travel Policies for meetings held in the ASHA National Office.

Application and Appointments Process

The CFCC Nominating Committee will prepare a slate of candidates from the applications received by the deadline, consisting of at least two individuals for each vacant position. The slate will be presented to the CFCC for final approval and appointment during its summer meeting.

To submit your application to serve on the CFCC, please download and complete the CFCC Nomination Form [PDF]. If you cannot download the form, please contact and we will email the form to you. The deadline for application is April 30, 2024.

Submit your completed application form, along with your resume or CV, by email to:

Patti Solomon-Rice, Chair, CFCC Nominating Committee
c/o Todd Philbrick, CFCC ex officio and ASHA Chief Certification Officer

Thank you for considering this opportunity to serve on the CFCC.


Address any questions concerning the process to Todd Philbrick, at or 301-296-5738.

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