The CAA approved revisions to the Standards for Accreditation that will go into effect on January 1, 2023. The CAA appreciates the feedback provided during the two rounds of peer review for the proposed edits to standards during 2020–2021. The CAA reviewed all comments and suggestions and approved final edits at its meetings in February and July 2021. View the side-by-side comparison [PDF] to see the changes.
The CAA approved revisions to the following standards:
All revisions will be reflected in forms and materials and will be released as soon as they are available. Programs filing accreditation applications beginning Summer 2022 must complete and submit the updated Knowledge and Skills within the Curriculum charts for audiology [DOCX] or speech-language pathology [DOCX].
Programs are expected to continue to comply with all standards currently in effect through December 31, 2022.
The CAA developed resources to support programs during the transition.
CAA and Accreditation Staff also will be addressing questions in a special series of webchats.
All reports and applications submitted after January 1, 2023 must address the revisions in standards. In 2022, programs can expect to have the CAA ask for information about how they (will) comply with the revisions, as noted in the table below. The CAA will apply these revisions to its decisions in 2023.
|Type of Review||Submission Date||Site Visit Conducted||Decision Date||When Programs Are to Address 2023 Revisions to Standards|
|Application (Initial or Reaccreditation)||February 2022||Fall 2022||February 2023||February 2024 annual report|
|Annual Report||February 2022||n/a||Summer 2022||February 2023 annual report or reaccreditation application|
|Application (Initial or Reaccreditation)||August 2022||Spring 2023||July 2023||In application; response to Initial Observations; Site Visit|
|Annual Report||August 2022||n/a||Fall 2022||August 2023 annual report or reaccreditation application|
|Annual Progress Report||February 2022||n/a||Summer 2022||February 2023 annual progress report or initial accreditation application|
|Annual Progress Report||August 2022||n/a||Fall 2022||August 2023 annual progress report or initial accreditation application|
|Application for Candidacy – Official Application||Spring 2022||Fall 2022||February 2023||In its Response to Initial Observations; Site Visit|
|Application for Candidacy – Readiness Review||January 2022||Fall 2022 or Spring 2023||2023||In its Response to Initial Observations; Site Visit|
|Application for Candidacy – Readiness Review||July 2022||Spring 2023 or Fall 2023||2023 or 2024||In its candidacy application; Response to Initial Observations; Site Visit|
|Application for Candidacy – Official Application||Fall 2022||Spring 2023||2023||In its candidacy application; Response to Initial Observations; Site Visit|
Direct any questions about the implementation of the standards revisions to email@example.com.