Audiology Certification Standards Changes Coming in 2020 New requirements for the certificate of clinical competence in audiology (CCC-A) will take effect Jan. 1, 2020, replacing requirements established in 2012. The Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) developed the standards following a CFCC/ASHA practice analysis and curriculum study conducted in 2016. ASHA members and ... ASHA News
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ASHA News   |   September 01, 2018
Audiology Certification Standards Changes Coming in 2020
The ASHA Leader, September 2018, Vol. 23, 63. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.23092018.63
The ASHA Leader, September 2018, Vol. 23, 63. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.23092018.63
New requirements for the certificate of clinical competence in audiology (CCC-A) will take effect Jan. 1, 2020, replacing requirements established in 2012.
The Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) developed the standards following a CFCC/ASHA practice analysis and curriculum study conducted in 2016.
ASHA members and certificate-holders had the opportunity to peer-review the proposed standards, which better fit current practice models. The CFCC reviewed the peer-review comments, and then approved a final version. The 2012 standards will be used for applications received through Dec. 31, 2019; applications received beginning Jan. 1, 2020, must meet the new standards.
Under the 2020 standards:
  • Applicants must have or show equivalency to an AuD degree earned from a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (2012 standards require a degree).

  • Clinical supervisors must have at least nine months of post-certification practice experience and two hours of post-certification professional development in supervision before serving as a clinical supervisor (2012 standards only require supervisors to be certified).

  • There is no prescribed number of hours of supervised clinical practicum. Applicants and their programs must ensure that their experience meets CAA standards for duration, and for depth and breadth of knowledge (2012 standards require 1,820 hours of supervised clinical practicum).

  • Applicants are encouraged to include interprofessional education and interprofessional practice into their clinical supervised experience (2012 standards have no statement on IPE/IPP).

  • Applicants who did not complete their entire supervised clinical experience under an ASHA-certified supervisor can complete the remainder of their hours post-graduation to meet ASHA certification standards (2012 standards require all hours to be completed before graduation).

  • The knowledge and skills for certification have been updated and reordered in accordance with the practice analysis study results.

  • Beginning with the 2020–2022 certification maintenance interval, certificate-holders must earn one of the 30 required certification maintenance hours in ethics.

For more information, visit on.asha.org/cert-2020 or contact the ASHA Certification Team, certification@asha.org.
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