CCC-A - Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology

  • $256-$511
  • Renews every 3 years

COURSE FORMAT

Online
In Person

About

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) awards the Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology (CCC-A) to recognize healthcare professionals in audiology. An audiologist is a hearing therapist who studies, identifies, and manages conditions related to hearing, balance and neurological disorders. Audiologists work with speech, occupational, and physical therapists to help patients with chronic conditions or disabilities. They may fit babies or adults for hearing aids, educate patients with hearing loss, or work with tinnitus patients.

Cost:

  • Certification and ASHA membership: $511

  • Certification without purchasing ASHA membership: $455

  • If you are already certified or in the process of becoming certified in another area: $256

  • NSSLHA conversion: $286

Course Format

Prerequisites:

  • Graduation from a doctoral program in audiology accredited by ASHA (AuD degree or equivalency)

  • Completion of a supervised practicum under a CCC-A

  • Passing score on Praxis Examination in Audiology 

Applications are online and require 6-8 weeks for review. 

Praxis Exam in Audiology for ASHA certification

The Praxis Exam is required for ASHA certifications. The CCC-A exam is offered through Educational Testing Services (ETS). It is designed to determine the competency level of audiologists. The exam is validated every 5-8 years through an audiology practice analysis and updated to current professional practice standards. The most recent version is the Praxis Audiology (5343) test. The passing score on this version is 162. Candidates for certification by ASHA must pass the test no earlier than five years before application and no later than two years following application.

Results

Results are posted online in the candidate's Praxis account approximately one month following the examination.

They are also mailed to up to four programs or institutions selected by candidates during registration.

In Person

ETS administers the examination at test centers nationwide.

Online

The Praxis at Home online system allows CCC-A candidates to test through ProctorU live remote proctoring.

Certification

Here are the steps to achieving the CCC-A certification.

  1. Earn a Doctoral degree from a CCC-A accredited program.

  2. Take and pass the Praxis Exam before, during, or after applying.

  3. Apply for CCC-A.

  4. Join ASHA

  5. Review period, wait 6-8 weeks for approval of application and documentation.

  6. Certification! Receive your ASHA card and certificate in the mail. 

  7. Start using your CCC-A credential.

Renewal

  • CCC-A requires 30 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) every three years to maintain certification. 

  • Beginning January 1, 2020, at least one (PDH) hour must focus on ethics.

  • Beginning January 1, 2023, at least two (PDH) hours must focus on cultural competency or Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Renewal Fees

  • ASHA members: $225

  • Non-members: $199

  • Graduate student certified member: $135

  • Member without certification: $84

  • Life member: $64

  • International affiliate: $75

  • Assistants: $125

Fees are due annually by December 31.

Other Resources

ASHA offers a list of Continuing Education (CE) courses, and resources for the Audiology Praxis exam.

Related Certifications

The ASHA also offers the following certifications:

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)

Other related certifications include the Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologist (CFY-SLP).

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Frequently asked questions

What are the credentials of an audiologist?

All audiologists must have a doctor of audiology degree (AuD), which typically takes four years to complete. Students of AuD programs include therapists and other healthcare professionals with undergraduate degrees in communication sciences and disorders.

Can I earn a ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) online?

Yes you can earn a ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) online.

What organization offers the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)?

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) offers the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A).

What other certifications does the ASHA offer besides the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)?

The ASHA also offers the following certifications:

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)

How often do I need to renew my ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) certification?

You must renew your ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) every three years.

Where can I find the results for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) certification exam?

You can find the results online in your Praxis account approximately one month following the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) certification exam.

What are the Professional Development Hours (PDHs) required for recertifying the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)?

Recertifying the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) requires a total of 30 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) every three years. At least one PDH must focus on ethics and two must focus on cultural competency or Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).