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Introducing the New Professional Membership Package

Get the most out of your ASHA membership!

ASHA’s New Professional Membership Package offers up to up to two years of ASHA membership for the price of one!

Who’s Eligible?

Current and recent graduates of master’s and doctoral audiology and speech-language pathology programs applying for ASHA membership and certification.

  • All first-time applicants are eligible.
  • Individuals who apply for ASHA “certification only” are not eligible for the New Professional Membership Package.
  • You do not need to hold National NSSLHA membership in order to be eligible for the New Professional Membership Package...but if you’re a National NSSLHA member, you get a bonus!

Determine the best time to apply for Audiology membership.

Determine the best time to apply for Speech-Language Pathology membership.

What You’ll Gain

Apply for ASHA membership and certification after graduation, and you can receive membership benefits for the remainder of the year, plus the full next year. Benefits include:

Start receiving these benefits and more as soon as you submit your ASHA membership and certification application—no waiting until the application is approved!

When To Apply

Apply for ASHA membership and certification between January 1 and August 31.

All 2021 Applicants

Option 1: Apply between now and the end of the year to receive your 2022 membership package, available immediately. No need to renew until December 31, 2022!

Option 2 (Recommended): Apply in January 2022 to receive the New Professional Membership Package—full membership for 2022 and 2023, all for the price of one year. No need to renew until December 31, 2023!

All 2022 Applicants

Whether you’re graduating in May, August, or December 2022, apply for ASHA Certified Membership in Audiology or ASHA Certified Membership in Speech-Language Pathology, and take advantage of the New Professional Development Package to maximize your membership benefits. While individual needs may vary, applying in January 2023 will maximize the months of membership you receive.

Example: If you apply in January (the year after you graduate), you’ll receive up to 24 months of membership. If you apply in February, you’ll receive up to 23 months of membership. And so on.

AuD Graduates

Audiology applicants may submit their application any time after they have completed the necessary coursework and practicum and received the required doctoral degree from a CAA-accredited academic program.

To take advantage of the New Professional Membership Package, apply between January and August 31 to receive membership for the remainder of this year and the following year—that’s up to two years of membership for the price of one!

Graduation Month Recommended Application Month Months of Membership
May May 20
August August 17
December January 24

SLP Clinical Fellows

Speech-language pathology applicants may submit their application any time after they have completed the necessary coursework and practicum and received the required graduate degree from either a CAA-accredited academic program or a program admitted to CAA candidacy.

  • You don’t have to wait until you complete your Clinical Fellowship (CF) to apply! Apply any time before, during, or after your CF.
  • To take advantage of the New Professional Membership Package, look at when your CF ends to determine the best time to apply. You can maximize your membership by applying in January of the year you are completing your CF.

NOTE: Be sure to factor in your individual credentialing needs when determining the best time for you to apply.

How To Apply

No need for a special application: We’ll automatically apply the New Professional Membership Package when you submit your ASHA membership and certification application.

Bonus: Save $225 with National NSSLHA Membership

In addition to ASHA’s New Professional Membership Package, you can receive a one-time discount of $225 off the initial dues and fees for ASHA membership and certification through the NSSLHA to ASHA Conversion Discount.

  • You must be a National NSSLHA member for the last 2 years of your master’s or doctoral program (including the year you graduate) to be eligible. 

Need Help?

Call ASHA’s Action Center at 800-498-2071 or send an email to joinasha@asha.org for assistance.

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