Accreditation Handbook 


The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) accredits graduate education programs that prepare individuals to enter professional practice in audiology or in speech-language pathology.  

The CAA's Accreditation Handbook contains the policies and procedures that govern the CAA's operations as well as the conduct of accreditation reviews of eligible graduate education programs, including candidacy reviews of new programs. Prior to 2015, the CAA published its policies and procedures in three separate online resources: the Accreditation Manual, the Candidacy Manual, and the Site Visit Manual. This Handbook combines the content of the three manuals and supersedes all previous versions.

The Handbook is intended for use by program directors, administrators, members of the CAA, CAA Nominating Committee members, CAA site visitors, accreditation staff, and the general public interested in or affected by the quality of education in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. 

The contents of the Accreditation Handbook are dynamic, and as a result, policies and procedures are reviewed and updated as needed. The Accreditation Handbook [PDF] was last updated in November 2015.

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