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Supervision Requirements for Clinical Educators and Clinical Fellowship Mentors

New supervision requirements are in effect for ASHA-certified individuals who supervise students and/or act as CF mentors. If you plan to supervise students for purposes of ASHA certification, please be sure that you first meet the supervision requirements listed in the 2020 certification standards applicable to you.

Audiology (2020 Standard III)

Before serving as a clinical instructor or supervisor for purposes of ASHA certification, individuals must

  • hold ASHA certification in audiology (CCC-A),
  • have completed a minimum of nine months of practice experience post-certification, and
  • have earned at least two hours of professional development post-certification (one-time requirement) in the area of supervision and/or clinical instruction.

Speech-Language Pathology (2020 Standard V-E)

Before serving as a supervisor or CF mentor for purposes of ASHA certification, individuals must

  • hold ASHA certification (CCC-A or CCC-SLP),
  • have completed a minimum of nine months of practice experience post-certification, and
  • have earned at least two hours of professional development post-certification (one-time requirement) in the area of supervision and/or clinical instruction.

How to Check Your Status

Have you met the new supervision requirements? Check your status by looking up yourself on the certification verification page.

If your status shows that you have met the requirements, the page will say that you “have met the 2020 ASHA certification standards for providing clinical instruction and supervision to individuals preparing for ASHA certification” and you’re all set!

If your status shows that you have not met the requirements

  • but you have taken the professional development courses, login to your ASHA account and select the link “2020 Requirements for Clinical Instructors,” then select “edit” to self-attest that you have met this one-time requirement.
  • and you need to take supervision courses, review the acceptable course content and complete two hours of professional development before you login to your ASHA account, select the link “2020 Requirements for Clinical Instructors,” and then “edit” to self-attest that you have met this one-time requirement.

Questions?

Contact the Certification Unit at certification@asha.org. 

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