SAC's mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with ASHA in audiology was dissolved in 2009 as a result of a change to the entry-to-practice level in the United States (which is now a doctoral level). However, ASHA CCC holders in audiology can still apply for membership and certification with SAC without having to write the SAC clinical certification exam.
NOTE: SAC had several discussions with ASHA in 2014-2015 to request that SAC clinically certified audiologists holding a doctoral level degree (e.g. AuD) be exempt from writing the Praxis exam in order to become ASHA certified. ASHA brought this forward to the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC). The request was ultimately denied. Their decision was founded on the fact that the Praxis exam is based on a doctoral level entry-to-practice whereas the SAC clinical certification exam continues to be based on a Master’s degree entry-to-practice. The CFCC does not see evidence that the SAC clinical certification examination would be equivalent with regard to assessing all of the competency areas now required of AuD students. The CFCC stated that they would accept any SAC clinically certified member with a doctoral degree in audiology (this includes transitional AuDs and PhDs), provided they pass the Praxis examination.
To apply for membership and certification with SAC as an ASHA CCC holder in audiology, please submit the following documents to SAC:
- Completed application form with applicable fee
- Letter of good standing from ASHA attesting to current certification with ASHA.
- An official copy of university transcripts indicating the date of the conferred degree.
- Documented evidence of prescribed clinical practicum hours with the SAC clinical hours form completed by university officials.
- SAC membership application with applicable fee
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