The ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) is a nationally recognized and accredited professional credential in the fields of Audiology (CCC-A) and Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).
The ability to communicate is vital. ASHA-certified professionals are extensively trained to identify speech, language and hearing issues early on, help prevent them in certain patients and treat them in others — these professionals are dedicated to improving lives. Those who earn this credential are certified by a program with a sixty-five-year history of professional excellence.
To be ASHA-certified, audiologists and speech-language pathologists must pass a national exam, have a post-graduate degree, undergo 1,600+ hours of clinical experience and commit to continuing their education at least 30 hours every three years. These rigorous requirements ensure ASHA professionals have the expertise to provide each student or patient the opportunity to enjoy a more social, successful future.
Why does certification matter? According to a recent national poll of parents of children ages 8 and under, one in four parents reported having concerns about their children’s ability to communicate. When those same parents sought care from professionals including ASHA-certified audiologists and speech-language pathologists, 80% said they saw a great or good amount of post-treatment improvements.
Each and every day, ASHA-certified professionals are making a big difference in the lives of their students and patients. They are a select group of experts with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to empower people in need to make their voice heard, both literally and metaphorically.
Provide the highest standard of care at your school or office — hire ASHA-certified audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
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