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Members and Meetings

Accreditation Handbook—Chapter V: Operation of the CAA

CAA Members

The CAA is composed of 18 members, including individuals representing CAA accredited programs, clinical practitioners who are employed full time in nonacademic settings, and 1 public member.

Serve on CAA

Interested in serving on the CAA? Each spring, a call for applications is posted to fill anticipated member vacancies on the CAA for the following year. All CAA positions—academic, practitioner, and public—are for 4-year terms beginning January 1. The CAA also recruits during that time candidates to apply to serve on its Nominating Committee, which is a 1-year term.

CAA Member Elections

The CAA Nominating Committee annually presents a slate of candidates to fill anticipated academic and practitioner member vacancies for election by CAA-accredited programs. Program directors of CAA-accredited programs are notified by email in late August when the election opens, including a link to candidate statements to share with all faculty before the program’s vote is cast. Voting closes on September 15.

CAA Meetings

The CAA conducts full council meetings 3 times per year, conducted either at the ASHA National Office in Rockville, Maryland, or via a web-based platform, unless otherwise noted. The CAA may hold special decision meetings as needed, as well as monthly committee meetings.

2024 Schedule

  • February 7–9, 2024 (virtual)
  • May 29–30, 2024 (virtual)
  • July 10–13, 2024 (ASHA National Office)
  • September 25–28, 2024 (virtual)

Observe a CAA Meeting

CAA meetings, except for executive sessions as designated by the CAA, are open to individuals as observers. Individuals who are interested in observing a meeting must submit a request through email at to the Council Chair at least 30 days prior to one of its regularly scheduled meetings.

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.

Connect With ASHA

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


Email the CAA