The ASHA Assistants Certification application is now available online. These two new certifications—one for audiology assistants and one for speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs)—offers the perfect opportunity for practicing assistants to take the next step in their career. ASHA certification provides more than just a title; certification demonstrates to peers, supervisors, and clients that the assistant has advanced capabilities and shows dedication to their profession.
As the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology continue to evolve, we want to make sure that they’re on top. Here are just five of the many reasons to become an ASHA-certified assistant.
  1. Show your commitment. ASHA certification establishes your level of commitment to your role within the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology and reinforces your dedication to peers, clients, and supervisors.
  2. Demonstrate your knowledge. Achieving ASHA certification shows that you have the expertise not only to do your job but to do it well.
  3. Stand out. ASHA certification helps to distinguish you from other assistants and to showcase your ability to excel in schools, health care clinics, hospitals, private practice, and other professional settings.
  4. Stay current. As a certified assistant, you will grow and stay engaged in your profession with continuing education and lifelong learning.
  5. Earn recognition from peers. As an ASHA-certified professional, you can expect increased recognition from your peers for taking that extra step in your professional development.
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