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Accreditation Decisions

Accreditation Handbook—Chapter XII: Informing the Public


The CAA’s decisions of the accreditation status of graduate education programs in audiology and speech-language pathology are based on compliance with current standards—addressing administrative structure and governance, faculty, academic and clinical curriculum, students, assessment, and program resources. The CAA’s accreditation is sought voluntarily by education programs that offer clinical doctoral degrees in audiology or master’s degrees in speech-language pathology designed for graduates entering the professions. The CAA applies accreditation status classifications to each program that reflect CAA’s evaluation of the extent to which an education program complies with the Standards for Accreditation.

The CAA provides public notice of final accreditation decisions in accordance with its Policy on Public Notice of Accreditation Actions.

Summary of Accreditation Actions

The complete list of CAA-Accredited Graduate Education Programs [PDF] is updated regularly to reflect recent actions and accreditation statuses.

The CAA held its most recent decision-making meeting on May 25, 2021.

For information about a specific education program, contact the director of the audiology or speech-language pathology program at the institution listed.

Notice of Intent to Voluntarily Withdraw (Program Closure)

On February 13, 2020, Samford University reported to the CAA its intent to voluntarily withdraw the candidacy status of the clinical doctoral program in audiology (AuD) due to the pending closure of this program. The program will maintain its current status with the CAA until the program has closed, barring any interim decisions by the CAA or program, the withdrawal will take effect on June 30, 2023.

On February 21, 2019, University of Washington reported to the CAA its intent to voluntarily withdraw from accreditation for the clinical doctoral program in audiology (AuD) due to the pending closure of this program. The program will maintain its current status with the CAA until the program has closed, barring any interim decisions by the CAA or program, the withdrawal will take effect on June 30, 2021.

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 support personnel, 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

800-498-2071

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