New SLP Certification Standards Take Effect Sept. 1 Beginning Sept. 1, all applicants for ASHA certification in speech-language pathology must meet new standards related to academic coursework. The standards, adopted in 2012 by the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, are more closely aligned to current practice models and reflect the results of the most ... ASHA News
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New SLP Certification Standards Take Effect Sept. 1
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ASHA News   |   August 01, 2014
New SLP Certification Standards Take Effect Sept. 1
The ASHA Leader, August 2014, Vol. 19, 77. doi:10.1044/leader.AN7.19082014.77
The ASHA Leader, August 2014, Vol. 19, 77. doi:10.1044/leader.AN7.19082014.77
Beginning Sept. 1, all applicants for ASHA certification in speech-language pathology must meet new standards related to academic coursework.
The standards, adopted in 2012 by the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, are more closely aligned to current practice models and reflect the results of the most recent practice and curriculum analysis of the profession.
Major differences include the types of science and math courses required. Applications for certification received through Aug. 31 will be accepted under either the current (2005) standards or the 2014 standards, but beginning Sept. 1 all applications will be accepted under the 2014 standards only. Candidates may submit a certification application any time after completing the necessary coursework and practicum and receiving the required graduate degree from a CAA-accredited academic program.
Several resources explain the changes and provide guidance on applying for certification:
Access Academics & Research Parses New Certification Standards

With new speech-language pathology clinical certification standards taking effect Sept. 1, what do faculty need to know to guide students?

In the August issue of Access Academics & Research, Melissa Passe, chair of the Council for Clinical Certification, examines the change. Passe, director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., describes the changes to the certification standards for clinical competence in speech-language pathology to help faculty prepare and advise students.

Access Academics & Research is a bimonthly electronic newsletter that addresses the specific needs of faculty, researchers, post-doctoral fellows and PhD students.

To subscribe, send a blank e-mail with “subscribe” in the subject line to access-academics-research@asha.org.

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