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“National certification will enhance the profession of SLPAs by providing standards, and showing our clients, patients, and students our level of commitment.” – Erin Judd, SLPA

“Assistant certification will benefit my career in allowing me to do more to service the kids in our county.” – Sandy Allen-White, Audiology Assistant

Learn how the new ASHA Assistants Certification Program will benefit supervisors and assistants in our most recent video below:

Benefits of ASHA Assistant Certification

Want to help your assistant be ready for this new certification coming December 15th? Here are three things you can suggest to them right now:

  • Check out the education pathways. There are three pathways for audiology assistants and three for speech-language pathology assistants, all based on your assistant’s current education level.
  • Start preparing for the national exam. Certification exam blueprints are available online, as are a few practice questions for review. Resource listings are also available.
  • Complete the three prerequisite courses in ethics, universal safety precautions, and patient confidentiality. Your assistant can take them up to 2 years before they submit their application. The ASHA Assistants Certification Program webpage has further details on the course content needed.
Please make sure to visit the ASHA coronavirus resource pages to stay on top of all the latest resources and supports specific to issues related to COVID-19.