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Audiology Assistants Certification: Eligibility Pathways

To be eligible to take the audiology assistants certification exam, applicants must complete one of three pathway options that best fits their education and qualifications. In addition to finishing all the requirements of that option, applicants must also complete the following mandatory requirements:

  • Completion of a 1-hour of ethics course*
  • Completion of a 1-hour course in universal safety precautions*
  • Completion of a 1-hour patient confidentiality training course (HIPAA, FERPA, etc.)*

*These three courses must be completed no more than 2 years prior to application. These requirements may also be met as part of an academic course.

Education Option 1

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders
  • Field work: 500 hours providing patient services within the scope of practice for an audiology assistant under the supervision of an ASHA-certified audiologist

Education Option 2

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED
  • Complete ASHA’s Online Audiology Assistant Education Training Modules** or equivalent (i.e. associate's degree or certificate program in becoming an audiology assistant)
  • Field work: 1,000 hours providing patient services within the scope of practice for an audiology assistant under the supervision of an ASHA-certified audiologist

Education Option 3

Military: Active Duty

  • A military job series awarding certificate (audiology/ENT)
  • A copy of service member training record

Military: Veteran

  • Honorable discharge
  • A military job series awarding certificate (audiology/ENT)
  • A copy of military transcript

**Available prior to program launch in late 2020.


Audiology Assistant Exam Blueprint

The Audiology Assistant Exam Blueprint was developed through a research-based practice analysis by audiology assistants, audiologists, and educators to ensure that the certification reflects emerging data, applied knowledge, and best practices. The audiology assistants national exam will be based on the information in the blueprint.

A resource guide will be available prior to the test launch in late 2020.

 

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We’re glad you’re interested in ASHA’s assistants certification program. We’d love to learn more about you. We’ll be in touch with more information and resources to help you prepare for certification.
 

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 204,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

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