Page last updated: March 27, 2020
The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) and the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) have a 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.
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