Page last updated: March 27, 2020
The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) and the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) have responsibility to assure stakeholders that graduates, clinical fellows, and certificate holders are clinically competent to practice. The accreditation and certification standards have been developed and refined throughout the years by undergoing a vigorous vetting process to protect the public, students, and payers. These standards ensure standardization in the amount and quality of education and training that students receive prior to beginning their clinical fellowship and that a clinical fellow receives before practicing as an independent clinician.
Please note that the CAA and the CFCC are the semi-autonomous standard-setting bodies of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), responsible for establishing and enforcing the requirements for academic and clinical preparation of entry-level professionals in the discipline.
- The CAA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation with upholding minimum standards such that the public is assured that accredited audiology and speech-language pathology graduate education programs conform to those delineated in the Standards for Accreditation.
- The CFCC is accredited by and adheres to the standards of the National Commission for Credentialing Agencies (NCCA). The NCCA Standards were developed to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact:
- Kimberlee Moore, Director of Accreditation (CAA) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Todd Philbrick, Director of Certification (CFCC) (email@example.com)