Did you know?
Starting January 1, 2020, there will be additional professional development requirements for both ethics and supervision as part of the new audiology and speech-language pathology certification standards.
Principle II, Rule D of the ASHA Code of Ethics (2016) affirms the importance of enhancing and refining your “professional competence and expertise through engagement in lifelong learning.” The ethics requirement helps you navigate ethical challenges that arise during your daily practice. The supervision requirement ensures that students and Clinical Fellows have clinical supervisors and mentors who have had supervisory training and experience as clinical service providers in both professions.


  • Who? All individuals who hold the CCC-A and/or CCC-SLP.
  • What? Out of 30 required professional development hours for certification maintenance, at least 1 hour must be in the area of ethics.
  • When? Beginning with certificate holders in the January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022, certification maintenance interval.
  • How Often? Each 3-year maintenance interval.


  • Who? All clinical supervisor and Clinical Fellowship (CF) mentors providing supervision/clinical instruction for students and/or Clinical Fellows for purposes of ASHA certification.
  • What? Complete a minimum of 2 hours of professional development in the area of supervision/clinical instruction, along with 9 months of full-time clinical experience working in the appropriate profession.
  • When? After being awarded the CCC-A or CCC-SLP.
  • How Often? One time.

See the professional development requirements for 2020 certification standards web page for more information, or contact certification@asha.org or ethics@asha.org.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA’s) certification programs (CCC-A and CCC-SLP) are now accredited by the National Commission for Credentialing Agencies (NCCA), an industry leader.