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Committed to Quality

The CAA serves the public by promoting excellence in the graduate education of audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Through a peer review process, the CAA establishes accreditation standards and facilitates continuous quality improvement of the programs it accredits. Graduates of CAA-accredited and candidate programs are educated in a core set of skills and knowledge required for entry into independent professional practice. The CAA is committed to quality, and dedicated to audiology and speech-language pathology programs’ success in preparing future professionals.

COVID-19 Updates and Guidance for Academic Programs

Find CAA and CFCC guidance for graduate programs, students, and clinical fellows, including detailed information on distance education, telepractice and telesupervision, grading policies, and more.


Accreditation Handbook

The Accreditation Handbook [PDF] contains the policies and procedures that govern the CAA's operations, including the conduct of accreditation reviews of eligible programs.

Standards for Accreditation

The CAA has adopted Standards for Accreditation [PDF] for review of eligible graduate education programs in audiology and speech-language pathology. These revised standards are in effect as of January 1, 2023.

CAA Programs

Find information for all CAA accredited and candidate graduate programs, including programs’ accreditation history, upcoming site visit dates and recent decisions.

About ASHA

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology assistants, and students.

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About the CAA

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) accredits eligible clinical doctoral programs in audiology and master's degree programs in speech-language pathology. The CAA relies on a dedicated corps of volunteers serving as Council members and site visitors to accomplish the work of the accreditation program.

Contact the CAA

Questions and/or requests for information about accreditation or the CAA can be directed to:

The Council on Academic Accreditation in
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850


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